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Mediapro at 25: Timeline 1994-2019

April 1994 As Spanish TV stations increasingly out-house services, Jaume Roures and Gerard Romy found Mediapro, with Taxto Benet’s encouragement, renting an office in Barcelona’s Sarria-district Riu de l’Or to organize the Andorra Intl. Jazz Festival.

Oct. 1994: From the near get-go, Medaipro begins handling sport event production and rights, starting with boxing, tennis and especially basketball.

Oct. 1997: Mediapro pacts with Telefonica to provide satellite uplink services.

Dec. 1997: Company’s first TV show, Andalucia Directo, a daily magazine on Canal Sur.

Dec. 1998: Mediapro’s pact with Audiovisual Sport to handle international rights to Spanish league soccer matches.

July 1999: Canal Barca and Real Madrid TV, dedicated soccer club channels, launch with Mediapro backing.

Oct. 1999: Mediapro buys its first mobile units.

June 2000: A former head of Audiovisual Sports, an Atresmedia, Tvc co-venture, Tatxo Benet creates his own company which now merges with Mediapro.

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