Posted by Elena del Valle on June 6, 2006
Fredy Wiles, Terra, senior producer, interviewing Mexican soccer player Cuahetemoc Blanco
Coral Gables, Florida – Terra.com leveraged the journalistic collaboration of Terra Networks’ regional sites to create a bilingual (English and Spanish) World Cup 2006 tournament website, Alemania 2006, focusing on the road to Berlin. Promoters describe it as “the largest, most complete site.”
They promise recaps of the Elimination Round, more than 2,000 photos detailing the history of previous World Cups and live reporting from Terra.com’s 10 international online correspondents. Website visitors can obtain team stats, calendars, team standings, videos, country information, a German travel special and advanced wireless features like mobile ring tones, scores, and alerts.
Additionally, soccer fans who follow the tournament online can receive minute-by-minute match coverage in Spanish and English, Terra TV (video-on-demand) including four original exclusive videos per day from Germany, online games, photo galleries, forums and blogs.
“Terra Networks’ journalistic collaboration offers World Cup fans unparalleled in-depth coverage and is a prime example of the Internet’s ability to reach a mass audience,” stated Fernando Rodriguez, CEO, Terra. “The Internet is fast becoming the media of choice for avid sports fans. Anyone with a browser and connectivity can actively partake.”
Terra.com served as the official site for the Copa Oro and offers fan clubs for Spanish teams, Barcelona and Real Madrid. Terra also features the teams and games of the Fútbol Mexicano, Copa Libertadores de America, and Copa Europa.
According to Terra executives, World Cup 2006 is set to reach an estimated 3 million spectators attending 64 matches that will be played in the German cities of Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Hannover. Millions are expected to follow the games on television, radio and online.
Terra Networks is an Internet group with a presence in the U.S. and Latin America operating websites in the United States, Spain and Latin America, and is among the largest access providers in Spain and Latin America. Terra.com is the U.S. Hispanic arm of the Terra Networks. Visit Terra.com for the Spanish website and Terra.com/shared for the English version.