The international company Mediapro will produce and distribute the television signal for the Santiago 2023 Pan American and Parapan American Games after winning the public tender created by the Organizing Committee.
The two companies signed the agreement in a ceremony held in the Chilean capital with the presence of the executive director of Santiago 2023, Felipe De Pablo; the Director of Audiovisual Services of the Mediapro Group, Jose Luis Rubio; International Paralympic Committee President, Andrew Parsons and Americas Paralympic Committee President, Julio Cesar Avila.
For the first time in the history of the Games, all sports (57 disciplines in the Pan Am Games and 18 in the Parapan American Games) will be broadcast live for an impressive total of 1,900 hours of coverage (1,521 during the Pan Am Games), 700 more than Lima 2019. The production will cost US$11.8 million compared to the US$20 million contract from Lima 2019, representing savings of 41%.
“IT WILL BE A WORLD-CLASS PRODUCTION”
"We are moving forward according to schedule and having this alliance assures us a world-class production. This is one of the most prestigious audiovisual companies in the world which fills us with peace of mind and confidence,” said Santiago 2023 Executive Director, Felipe De Pablo, highlighting the progress of the milestones committed to Panam Sports.
“We are very excited to take this first step to pass this milestone and also inspect the venues. This visit allows us to begin our planning and the series of measures and activities that we will have to carry out throughout the contract. We have traveled here with a multidisciplinary team of eight people from Europe and different parts of South America to begin this journey with great enthusiasm alongside the people of the Organizing Committee, with whom we are completely satisfied,” said Mediapro Internacional Director of Audiovisual Services, Jose Luis Rubio.
Mediapro will distribute the broadcast signal to tendered television operators in order to reach millions of viewers across platforms such as over-the-air signals, subscription television and digital steaming services.
The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games will take place from October 20th to November 5th followed by the Parapan American Games from November 17th to 26th. These Games will bring nearly 9,000 athletes from 41 countries together for elite sports action.