MTP, LALIGA Studios Team for Sports Slate


Mike Tollin’s MTP and LALIGA Studios, a joint venture between Banijay Iberia and LALIGA, have partnered to develop a raft of soccer-centric projects.

The first of the projects is already in the works, led by MTP and Emmy-winning producer-director Diego Hurtado de Mendoza. More details of the slate are soon to be unveiled.

Chalo Bonifacino Cooke, CEO of LALIGA Studios, said: “LALIGA is the most exciting soccer league in the world. It touches people across the globe with a passion that’s unrivaled. And now, through our collaboration with MTP we can develop a global slate of projects that will take the sport from the pitch to a whole new audience worldwide.”

Jonathan Vogler, president of MTP’s unscripted division, commented: “Over the last decade, soccer and sports at large, have become fully mainstream in the US and beyond. Sports fans around the country are embracing the same aspects of the game that has made it the most-played sport in the world. Our partnership with LALIGA Studios will amplify this trend and bring the sport to a new demographic through accessible human storytelling.”

Hurtado de Mendoza said: “I’m beyond excited about what we’ve been preparing. This is such a perfect match. MTP’s unmatched track record developing the most memorable projects in recent years and Spain’s LALIGA being the most dynamic soccer league globally are the perfect platform for developing the biggest, and most enjoyable new shows that will expand the categories of how sports can engage a global audience.”