PHOENIX, AZ–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–Jun 13, 2003–Quepasa.com (OTC: PASA) announced today that it has established a strategic relationship with the British Broadcasting Corporation in London. As of today, quepasa news will be available for use by the BBC and its online service directed at Latin America, bbcmundo.com. In addition, bbcmundo.com syndicated headlines and full-text items, in both Spanish and English, will now be available at quepasa.com, as well as rebroadcasts of BBC Latin American Service programming via quepasa digital radio.
Jeffrey Peterson, Founder and CEO of quepasa.com, said: “quepasa has historically forged relationships with top tier partners and industry leaders throughout the globe. We are proud to now be associated with such an internationally respected organization as the BBC. This new relationship highlights our shared commitment to excellence in demographically relevant news coverage both in the US and throughout Latin America, and we hope to benefit from BBC’s broad experience and talent.”
Head of BBC World Service Americas Region, Lucio Mesquita said: “This is a very important deal for us. quepasa.com targets the same audiences as we do, and will further extend our outreach among the US Hispanic communities and across Latin America.”
“This is one of the most important deals the BBC has ever signed with a Hispanic portal,” says James Painter, head of the Spanish American Section of the BBC World Service. “We are delighted to be associated with quepasa.com. And we are sure the partnership will be mutually beneficial and offer an exceptional service of international news and features to the 35 million Hispanics who live in the USA.”
BBC World Service broadcasts programmes around the world in 43 languages and is available on radio and online at bbcworldservice.com . It has a global audience of 150 million listeners. The BBC’s Spanish language service is available online at http://www.bbcmundo.com .
Quepasa.com Inc. is a leading bilingual (Spanish/English) Internet portal and online community focused on the United States Hispanic market. Quepasa provides users with information and content centered around the Spanish language. Because the language preference of many U.S. Hispanics is English, we also offer our users the ability to access information in the English language.
Quepasa.com, Quepasa, and the Quepasa.com logo are registered trademarks of Quepasa.com Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and certain other countries.
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Among the important factors or risks that could cause actual events to differ materially from projections or forward-looking statements are: potential fluctuations in quarterly results; risks associated with the Internet infrastructure and regulation; risks associated with International regulations and/or International law, specifically Mexican regulations or Mexican law; volatility of stock price; financial risk management; risks associated with litigation; dependence on new product development; rapid technological and market change; potential fluctuations in quarterly results; acquisition strategy; volatility of stock price; financial risk management; and future growth subject to risks.
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