Serie A postpones decision on Mediapro offer

Italy’s Serie A has pushed back a decision on whether to accept Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro’s bid for top-tier football rights for the 2021-24 seasons. Mediapro, which was involved in an ultimately unsuccessful bid for the 2018-21 rights, has tabled €1.15 billion per season for the rights to matches for the three years from […]

Mediapro bids €1.3bn for Italy’s Serie A

Spanish Mediapro has made a renewed offer of close to €1.3 billion per season for rights to the Italian Serie A.  The company had an initial bid of €1.2 billion rejected by the league, with the latest bid to be discussed at Serie A’s general assembly on July 8, reports Gazetto dello Sport.  Mediapro highly […]

Telefónica reportedly to tap Mediapro for La Liga production

Telefónica has contracted production company and broadcaster Mediapro to produce its coverage of La Liga football, according to a report by financial newspaper El Español. According to the paper has tapped the Catalan outfit to provide recording, distribution and production of all matches that will aired on the new Movistar La Liga service, which will […]

Mediapro reportedly preparing the ground for IPO

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has begun preparing the ground for an IPO, according to a report by local news outlet El Confidencial. According to El Confidencial, citing unnamed sources, the Catalan outfit, which is now majority owned by Chinese investor Orient Hontai, is in advanced talks to choose three international banks to lead the […]

Spanish court: RFEF cannot exclude Mediapro from Copa del Rey

A Spanish judge has ordered the country’s football governing body, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), to cancel the award of rights to the final of the Copa del Rey and to readmit Mediapro to bidding for the match, according to the broadcaster. According to Mediapro, a Madrid commercial court has found in favour […]

Mediapro acquires VR specialist Visyon

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro has acquired local Catalan VR specialist Visyon. Visyon was founded in 2012 and has been working on immersive technology solutions including virtual, augmented and mixed reality. The company currently employs 70 full-time staff, mostly at the main Barcelona headquarters, and has offices in Madrid, London, Dubai, as well as a […]

Mediapro hails launch of Canadian Premier League and OneSoccer

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro said it had contributed to the successful launch of the Canadian Premier League, the new Canadian professional soccer league, with the first two matches played over the weekend. Mediapro acquired all the media rights within the Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) portfolio for the next 10 years in February, including the […]

Mediapro goes to war with Spanish football federation chief

Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro is to take legal action against the president of Spanish football’s governing body, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), over allegations that Mediapro bribed officials to secure rights to the World Cup qualifying matches in Central America and the Caribbean. Mediapro has demanded a public apology from Luis Rubiales […]

Madrid court orders Prisa to pay ‘football war’ damages to Mediapro

A Madrid court has ordered publishing group Prisa to pay €51 million in damages to Mediapro over the ‘football war’ between the pair that dates back over a decade. The damages relate to a ban on Mediapro exploiting audiovisual rights of the matches of a number of football clubs to that Mediapro had signed deals […]

Mediapro sees revenues jump

Spanish broadcaster and content producer Mediapro has posted a 20% increase in revenue for 2018, following its acquisition of premium sports rights at home and internationally and a ramping up of its production efforts. Mediapro, which earlier this announced the consolidation of its production company subsidiaries and increased investment in production under the new Mediapro […]

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