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Wednesday 29 Oct 2014

Press Release

bbcmundo.com launches multimedia service on El-Nacional in Venezuela

BBC World Service's multimedia service for the Spanish-speaking world, BBC Mundo, has launched an online partnership with El-Nacional.com, one of the leading sites in Venezuela.

The agreement, which comes into force today, means that the multimedia content from bbcmundo.com, including full-text items and videos, will be carried by El-Nacional.com. The website will also feature a dedicated BBC section.

Heather Maclean, Head of Business Development, Americas Region, BBC World Service, says: "Venezuela is the fifth largest single-country provider of traffic to bbcmundo.com. Thanks to this new partnership, our online content in text and video becomes directly available to users of El Nacional.

"We are delighted with this development, which will further expand our presence in Venezuela."

Miguel Henrique Otero, CEO CA, Editora El Nacional, says: "At El Nacional we are always searching for ways to optimise our news processes. This content agreement with a prestigious media organisation like BBC Mundo will enable our online audience to have access to content updated on a daily basis."

Hilary Bishop, Head of the Spanish Service at BBC World Service, adds: "bbcmundo.com is always looking for ways to reach new online audiences. This agreement with El Nacional will help us increase our reach in Venezuela.

"We hope that BBC Mundo's independent journalism and its broad editorial remit will become an important addition to the daily diet of news consumers of el-nacional.com."

Cenovia Casas, Chief Editing Manager at both El Nacional online and print, comments: "Through this strategic partnership, El Nacional will have access to editorial content that offers our multimedia audiences a strong added value."

Venezuela is the sixth largest internet Spanish-speaking market in Latin America, with some 6.7m internet users.

Notes to Editors

BBC Mundo is the BBC World Service multimedia service for the Spanish-speaking world. It offers news and analysis in text, interactive debates, forums and on-demand access to the latest news bulletins in audio and video. bbcmundo.com had an online traffic of 1.8m average weekly unique Users and 29.1m page impressions in August 2010.

BBC Mundo can also be accessed in full via a dedicated mobile site: bbc.co.uk/mundo/movil, or through the BBC News application in English for iPhones, where some 10 stories in Spanish are available.

BBC World Service is an international multimedia broadcaster delivering 32 language and regional services. It uses multiple platforms to reach its weekly audience of 188 million globally, including shortwave, AM, FM, digital satellite and cable channels. It has around 2,000 partner radio stations which take BBC content, and numerous partnerships supplying content to mobile phones and other wireless handheld devices. Its news sites include audio and video content and offer opportunities to join the global debate.

For more information, visit bbcworldservice.com.

BBC World Service International Publicity

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