WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., April 21 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Quepasa Corporation (Nasdaq: QPSA) owner of Quepasa.com, one of the world’s largest, trilingual Latino social networking sites, today announced an exclusive partnership with WorldVibe Entertainment Group, LLC, a global production company that produces the international hit music reality show “Batalla de las Americas” and develops the Latin portal EsMiPlaneta.com.
Under the partnership Quepasa.com will be the exclusive online partner for EsMiPlaneta.com, the fan site for “Batalla de las Americas,” a music-based reality show that spans more than twenty countries throughout the Americas. The first 2009 season is a talent search for the band “XM2,” in which three former members of the Latin super-group Menudo(tm), search for their final member.
“‘Batalla de las Americas’ is the ideal partner for Quepasa, which already has a tremendous member-base throughout the Americas,” said John C. Abbott, CEO of Quepasa. “Quepasa’s state-of-the-art social networking technology will provide fun, interactive capabilities to the millions of fans who tune in each week to watch ‘Batalla de las Americas.'”
The fully-interactive, vibrant online community, which will be powered by Quepasa.com in three languages: English, Spanish, and Portuguese, will feature online voting in which fans determine which contestants move on and who goes home. Plus the general public will be invited to join the competition by submitting a video audition online and enter the contest via the web.
The multimedia community will also include exclusive online performance highlights, behind the scenes footage, contestant profiles and photos, user-generated content, and the ability to upload photographs and videos.
WorldVibe President, Roy A. Sciacca stated, “I am excited to join forces with Quepasa’s innovative and powerful technology, which when combined with the unsurpassed traffic generated by ‘Batalla de las Americas’ and EsMiPlaneta.com’s powerful contest engine, will become the fastest-growing social platform to date, thereby creating the premier destination for community and competition.” Sciacca added, “We will co-brand our endeavor as EsMiPlaneta.com Powered by Quepasa.com capitalizing on the strength of both brands.”
Quepasa’s unique, trilingual social networking community provides its millions of members with the latest viral and social networking tools including interactive, multi-media, user-generated communities that cover topics such as entertainment, sports, and music, to enrich the user experience.
Mitchell Abrams, senior vice president of WorldVibe commented, “The powerful ‘Audition-on-the-Net’ component of EsMiPlaneta.com brings a rich array of unique opportunities for its membership to indulge in. Our success with culling international talent online for ‘Batalla de las Americas,’ has brought opportunities to the public who could not appear at our global events and provides an interactive showcase for original talent.”
Quepasa’s strength in technology and development will allow for swift implementation of new components and the anticipated influx of new members after the June 7th 2009 premier of the “Batalla de las Americas.”
Sciacca emphasized, “We are the only global social network with the ability to provide the power of a diverse multimedia production company to enhance the user experience to its optimum potential, whether competing, commenting, browsing rich content or voting for your nation’s representative, the voice of the people has never been louder.”
Visit www.batalladelasamericas.com for show dates and times in your area.
About Quepasa Corporation
Quepasa Corporation (NASDAQ: QPSA), headquartered in West Palm Beach, FL with offices in Los Angeles, CA; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Scottsdale, AZ; Miami, FL; and Hermosillo, MX, owns Quepasa.com (www.Quepasa.com), one of the world’s largest, trilingual, Latino social networks. Quepasa.com is an authentic Latino community that provides fun, interactive, and easy to use social tools, and rich multimedia content in English, Spanish and Portuguese to embrace Latinos everywhere, and empower them to connect online, compete in contests and games and share their interests, ideas, and activities.
The WorldVibe Entertainment Group (www.WorldVibeGroup.com) is the Television, Film and Music Group; offering a full spectrum of services to the entertainment industry. Specializing in television production, touring, merchandising, internet development and tech-marketing campaigns such as SMS text messaging. The management team at WorldVibe has collaborated in hundreds of music videos, live concert events and tour productions for renowned international artists and is positioned to provide the best in all forms of Latin entertainment to the 565 MM Latino consumers in North America, South America, and Central America through WorldVibe’s multi-faceted divisions; WorldVibe Television, WorldVibe Records, WorldVibe Merchandising, WorldVibe Publishing, WorldVibe Latino (Management Services), WorldVibe Touring, WorldVibe Films and the Internet through the unique Latin portal, Es Mi Planeta.com. Exploring the future of the entertainment world through the diverse integration of explosive content with tomorrow’s technology.
SOURCE Quepasa Corporation