The Mediapro Group announced yesterday that it has reached an agreement for the acquisition of VPK PRO, the largest independent television production company in Slovenia
. CEETV reported first about the deal last month.
Based in Ljubljana, VPK PRO specializes in events production and transmission as well as developing and delivering television programs and has a prominent presence in Eastern Europe, with offices in Serbia (Belgrade) and Croatia (Zagreb). It currently has nearly 100 professionals who join the more than 6.500 that make up the Mediapro staff worldwide. The acquisition of VPK PRO by the Mediapro Group represents a step in the Group's international expansion and consolidates its presence throughout Europe, where it currently has offices in Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Hungary, Bulgaria, Greece, England, Italy and Turkey. This integration will also mean the consolidation of the Mediapro Group’s audiovisual services activities in Central Europe, from audiovisual content production to distribution, as well as bolstering its fleet of outside broadcast vehicles.
The incorporation of the 6 UM HD in Ljubljana and 3 UM HD in Belgrade, all fully equipped for satellite transmission, will bring its total to 67 OB Units. VPK PRO also has four studios which will join the 64 studios Mediapro possesses throughout the world.
The Mediapro Group is a leading European audiovisual group, unique in content integration, production and audiovisual distribution, with worldwide activity through its 50 offices in 32 countries. The Group closed out 2017 with a turnover of €1,649 million and EBIDTA of €190 million. MEDIAPRO provides the creativity and technical solutions necessary to design, produce and distribute any audiovisual or multi-channel project in any corner of the globe. The Group’s teams of professionals develop and deploy their activities on all 5 continents with its content production covering all genres, especially fiction, current affairs humour programs and documentaries.
VPK PRO is the largest independent television production company in Slovenia. It offers technical and creative solutions for the production and transmission of any audiovisual project, from sporting events to television programs and series, documentaries and feature films. VPK PRO is a regular provider of services to Slovenia’s principal commercial television networks, as well as almost a decade producing prime time series for Slovenian national broadcaster. VPK PRO is also present in the Eastern European market and the Balkan region, mainly with directing and producing sporting events and in the co-production of series and feature films.