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.
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.