MEDIAPRO responsible for production of CONMEBOL matches in Bolivia and Colombia for the 2019-2022 seasons

MEDIAPRO Group has been chosen by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) to produce the matches set to take place in Colombia and Bolivia for the organization’s three main competitions: CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana and CONMEBOL Recopa. OB Units from MEDIAPRO Bolivia and MEDIAPRO Colombia (Televideo) will be responsible for transmission services for all matches on-site from stadiums, which will subsequently be delivered to rightsholders for broadcasting on TV channels worldwide. MEDIAPRO Bolivia has also been awarded the contract to provide satellite uplink services to deliver content from Bolivian stadiums to the Production Hub.

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At the same public tendering on 18 May, MEDIAPRO was awarded the contract for the Production and Distribution HUB, against competition from other audiovisual groups from the region who also took part in the process. From their base in Buenos Aires, MEDIAPRO Argentina will set up and launch an exclusive Production Centre to produce and distribute feeds from the stadiums. MEDIAPRO will add graphics and commentary (Spanish, Portuguese and English) to the signals and offer rightsholders additional content such as highlights, social network and promotional content, among other services.

CONMEBOL highlighted the MEDIAPRO Group’s expertise in major sporting event production around the world as a decisive factor in their decision. The Group boasts a wealth of experience in 13 national leagues (including Spain, France, Portugal, Italy, Turkey, Colombia, Bolivia, Kenya and Angola), in addition to its participation in recent years in the production of the World Cup, UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League. The Group’s track record also includes an impressive list of sporting competitions such as the FIFA Confederations Cup, FIBA World Championship, Euroleague Final Four, The Women’s World Cup, The Pan Arab Games, CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Formula 1 and Surfing World Cup. Recently, the Group was awarded the Host Broadcaster contract for the 18th Pan American Games and the 6th Parapan American Games to be hosted in Lima (Peru) in 2019.

Litepanels’ Gemini Soft Panels Illuminate Alice Temperley Catwalk at London Fashion Week

Working with INCA Productions, lighting design firm Renegade Design created the lighting effects for the fashion show. The Gemini 2×1 soft panels were supplied by Version 2, a leading U.K.-based broadcast equipment rental house.

“We had very specific requirements for this project. There were height restrictions due to the venue’s low ceilings, and we had limited available power. Therefore, we needed fixtures that could provide maximum output with a minimum power draw and also offer excellent dimming and color correction,” said David Ambrose, lighting designer, Renegade Design. “The Geminis were a brilliant solution, offering versatile color control to complement the natural light. Also, given the lack of vertical height, the fixtures created a nice, soft effect that was easy on the guests’ eyes.”

Litepanels’ Gemini combines daylight, tungsten, and red-green-blue LEDs to deliver highly flexible and precise color adjustment. The Gemini soft panel produces true, full-spectrum white light and an extensive choice of control options designed to suit any professional lighting application. At the Alice Temperley show, the Geminis were the exclusive lighting fixtures used to illuminate the catwalk and were mounted on custom white scaffold poles. As a slim-profile, lightweight, all-in-one solution that is easy to rig and does not require a bulky external power supply, Gemini proved ideal for this configuration.

In addition to upcoming fashion shows and other live events, Renegade Design plans to expand its use of the Geminis for a broad range of lighting and on-stage projects.

“Gemini is currently my favorite soft panel,” Ambrose added. “We can see it is an ideal application for projects such as press junkets and photographic lighting; in other words, any situation in which camera operators and photographers need precise color control and white balance. It’s a truly versatile lighting tool.”

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“Renegade Design’s lighting work during London Fashion Week is the latest example of the many highly innovative and eye-catching designs that our customers are coming up with leveraging our Geminis,” said Byron Brown, product manager, Litepanels. “Since the panel’s introduction a little more than a year ago, lighting professionals, directors, and gaffers alike are adopting the multifunctional Gemini for studio, on-location, and live event productions because of its extreme versatility and adaptability, and in any kind of lighting environment.”