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Tencent named official internet service provider
« on: March 26, 2007, 11:39:49 AM »
Ahead Women World Cup, FIFA has signed up Tencent Ltd., as a national supporter for FIFA Women’s World Cup, scheduled to host by China from September 10-30.

The Chinese company will act as the exclusive official internet services provider for the event and enjoy local rights for the next blue-band event in women’s football.

“We are delighted to welcome Tencent to the FIFA sponsor family. Tencent will play an important role in the promotion and support of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and the official website,, throughout china,” FIFA’S secretary General, urs Linsi said, adding, Tencent.”

Tidesports’ source reports from the FIFA’s website that the company will leverage the portal leadership of QQ. Com and 221 million active user account of QQ instant messaging to promote the event.

The senior executive vice-president of Tencent, Mr David Wallerstein said internet facilities were central to sports.

“Sports and football in particular, are extremely popular with our QQ user base.

“We are very honoured to support FIFA and all the stakeholders in the FIFA women’s world cup 2007 with our internet service platform it is an inspiration to all of us at Tencent,” explained Wallerstein.

He said the company would also provide mobile communication solutions through its instant messaging platforms to facilitate internal communication.

The FIFA women’s world cup will bring together the top 16 teams from the six confederations in the five different venues Shanghai Chengdu, Hangzhou, Tianjin and Wuhan, where they will compete for the ultimate prize in women’s football.

Organised every four years, the FIFA Women’s World Cup has come on in leaps and bounds over the last decade in terms of both live and televised audiences.

In 1999, it was broadcast to 67 countries and in 2003, the same event was broadcast to 144 countries covering nearly 3,000 hours of tournament play, and with a total cumulative TV audience of 526 million worldwide.