Mediapro launches global studio with $226m content fund

The Mediapro Group has launched a new global studio named The Mediapro Studio as it ramps up international expansion.   

Headquartered in Barcelona, The Mediapro Studio will have 10 creative offices around the world. They will produce 34 series in Spanish and English in 2019.

The studio will have a fund of $226m (€200m) for producing series, films, shows, short formats and documentaries in Spain, Italy, Portugal, the UK, Finland, Colombia, Mexico, Argentina, Chile, the US and the Middle East.

Mediapro’s new outfit will feature a 360 set of services including development, creation, production, audio-visual services, direction and distribution.

Javier Méndez Zori, Javier Pons and Laura Fernández Espeso will oversee the Studio’s productions in all territories to push creation, production, funding and content distribution.

The studio has co-produced with HBO, Viacom, Netflix, Amazon, Fox, Turner, Disney, YLE, Sony, Vice, DirecTV, Hulu, TF1, Televisa, Univision, Movistar, Tve, A3Media, Mediaset Espana and Globo Internacional.

Jaume Roures, managing partner of Mediapro Group, said: “The time has come to move beyond our role as a production company and to become a studio. For 25 years, we have produced hundreds of great quality projects all around the world, with the ability to develop global content, all the way from the concept to broadcasting, including executive production and artistic direction. Because of this, we feel we are ready to go one step further and create unique content.”

Tatxo Benet, group managing partner, added: “We want to be a global company, a key player in the international content industry, strengthening our presence around the world as a part of our growth. We are very excited about this step, which will enable us to increase our audience and production capacity.”

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