Mediapro chief Jaume Roures ousted after 30 years amid reports of sale talks

Spanish giant Mediapro has made the shock move to dismiss its managing partner Jaume Roures from the company he founded more than 30 years ago, as discussions around its future persist. Mediapro, which has been behind shows ranging from The Head and The New Pope to The Paradise and Locked Up, will now be led […]

HBO in Latin America picks up Mediapro drama ‘La Mesías’

HBO in Latin America has picked up Mediapro drama La Mesías, one of the buzzy titles here in Cannes. The show is sold by Movistar Plus+ International and will become available across Lat Am. The seven-parter was produced for Movistar Plus by Suma Content, with Javier Ambrossi and Javier Calvo writing and directing. The show […]

Spain’s ETB lands ‘Finder$ Keeper$’ following Be-Entertainment deal

Belgian format Finder$ Keeper$ is on its way to Spain following a deal with local broadcaster ETB. The show is being produced by Mediapro company K2000, through a partnership between The Mediapro Studio and the format’s distributor, Be-Entertainment. The entertainment show sees a family turn their house upside down in the search of €100,000 ($100,000), […]

Mediapro temporarily suspends 1,200, cuts exec salaries by 50%

Spanish media giant Mediapro has suspended more than 1,200 employees and cut salaries for its highest paid executives by 50% as part of a swathe of measures to deal with the impact of Covid-19 on its business. Mediapro has handed out 1,200 Temporary Employment Regulation File (ERTE) notices to workers in Spain, out of a […]

TBI Weekly: Five key takeaways from NATPE 2020

NATPE has traditionally marked the start of the conference year for many execs across the Americas and Europe, with delegates heading to the warmer climes of Miami for discussion, deal-making and dinners overlooking the ocean. Yet the sunshine and downpours that accompanied this year’s event were reflective of the wider disruption facing the business – […]

Sales round-up: Prime Entertainment takes strikes European sales for docs, Mediapro closes deals for ‘Forever or Never’ format

Prime Entertainment Group has closed a package deal with Belgian media group RTBF for five hours of documentary programmes and inked a deal with Swiss broadcaster SRF for its newly produced series Photographer. RTBF will air the docs on its channel La Trois, which serves French speaking Belgium. The includes the documentaries Groove Cruise (1×52-minutes), […]

LatAm scripted: The end of telenovelas?

For decades, the telenovela has been Latin America’s flagship TV genre, seducing audiences around the world. But shifts in the landscape have pushed the region’s TV giants to usher in a new generation that targets international markets and streaming platforms. Emiliano de Pablos reports. A powerhouse of creative TV talent in Latin America is re-defining […]

NEM: Mediapro’s Pinheiro Rotter responds to Serie A rights row

At Croatia’s New Market Europe (NEM), Mediapro’s acquisitions exec Alex Pinheiro Rotter (right) responded to the latest ruling which saw the company lose its broadcasting rights of Italy’s Serie A soccer matches. In a panel where execs discussed which parties are keeping football rights prices so high, Pinheiro Rotter responded to the latest ruling that […]

Mediapro enters Eastern Europe with prodco acquisition

Mediapro is set to acquire Slovenian production company VPF PRO as it makes its first entry in to Eastern Europe. VPK PRO is the largest independent television company in Slovenia. It specialises in the creation of new programming and has prominent offices in Ljubljana in Slovenia, Belgrade in Serbia and Zagreb in Croatia. The firm […]

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