Technical services for La mañana de la 1, including a team of reporters around Spain and mobile units, were previously provided by Overón. Mariló Montero, the show's presenter, bade farewell to the employees of Overón working on the show live on air last week. Overón's contract with TVE was worth around 14 million euros a year and its renewal offer was rejected by the state broadcaster.
TVE called "for reasons of urgency" a tender process involving the six companies in the sector. Two backed out saying they could not meet the requirements while a fusion of two others declined to bid. Just two companies put forward bids, Overón and TBS. "We decided on TBS because its offer was the cheapest one," TVE stated, adding that there is no "specific prohibition" to Oliart forming part of the Purchasing Management Committee.