WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile translation innovator Muuzii today announced that it has signed a marketing agreement with Deportes Media, LLC to help bring its mobile translation and language learning services to the North American Hispanic community.
Following on its public launch in June, Muuzii will now use the Deportes Media audio, digital, and social media networks to build awareness of its Muuzii Message and Muuzii Speak solutions among Hispanic consumers looking for a simple, affordable way to communicate in and learn English.
According to 2012 census data, 44% of U.S. Hispanics describe their language skills as "English spoken less than very well."
Muuzii Message is a phone-based service that enables users to text a word or phrase in Spanish and receive an accurate, colloquial English translation in seconds. Muuzii Speak provides an audio translation to help with correct pronunciation and language learning.
Deportes Media is a leading Spanish language sports broadcasting group with ESPN Deportes affiliated radio stations in four of the largest Hispanic markets in the United States. The network provides content, services and entertainment specifically for Spanish-dominant U.S. residents.
"Muuzii services offer a very practical, on-the-go and affordable way to help Spanish speakers with the everyday challenges of living, working and communicating in an English-speaking society," says Eric Fang, CEO Muuzii, Inc. "Deportes Media has an established relationship and trust of the Latino community, and we're so pleased to be working with them to build awareness and interest in our services."
As part of the agreement, sports radio personalities Xavier Olalde and Alberto Ferreiro will endorse Muuzii translation services across the Deportes platform - on air, online and in social media.
"The Muuzii solution aligns very well with our audience's lifestyles," says David Jacobs, president and CEO of Deportes Media. "For some Spanish speakers, day-to-day interactions at the doctor's office or bank, for example, can be intimidating; Muuzii gives them a portable translator that doesn't require the web or a smart phone. We're excited to help get out the word."
About Deportes Media, LLC
Deportes Media, LLC, a leading Spanish language sports broadcasting group, currently operates ESPN Deportes affiliated radio stations in four of the seven largest Hispanic markets in the United States. Collectively, the Company's stations in Miami, Houston, Dallas and San Francisco cover more than nine million Hispanic people, or approximately 18% of the total Hispanic population of the United States. The Company's stations broadcast a mix of interactive national and local talk-based, personality-driven programming focused on a wide range of sports, including soccer, football, baseball, basketball and boxing that serves the full spectrum of listeners, from the casual fan to the sports fanatic. In conjunction with its radio broadcasting operations, each of the Deportes Media stations operates a significant digital media effort that includes station websites, an active social media agenda and streaming applications. Lastly, the Company also conducts "Copa ESPN" youth soccer tournaments in each of its radio markets.
Muuzii is the only real-time, free-form translation service available 24/7 on any text-enabled mobile device. Muuzii's affordable subscription-based service shatters the language barrier by enabling people to communicate, converse and even learn a language easily and confidently - at work and at play. With operations in the U.S and China, Muuzii's optimized database of language pairs and service aggregator platform distribute multilingual content and services to mobile carrier subscribers. To join the conversation, please visit www.muuzii.com
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