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Terra Lycos offers Disney broadband in Spain

Spanish internet group Terra Lycos has begun offering the Disney Connection broadband service to consumers in Spain, with plans to offer the service to its high-speed subscribers in Latin America later this year.

Terra said that it is the first European ISP (Internet service provider) to offer Walt Disney Internet Group's Disney Connection service in Europe. The Disney product is geared toward offering parents and children an interactive service that fosters learning.

The service is a combination of software and exclusive content provided through the children's channel of the Terra Lycos portal.

The service is exclusively for broadband and Terra is offering it bundled with its residential ADSL (asymmetric digital subscriber line) offering in Spain, and will be introducing it to subscribers in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru later this year.

Terra said the Disney Connection service enhanced its existing ADSL offerings. Strong growth is predicted for ADSL in Latin America.

The Yankee Group predicted earlier this year that ADSL subscriptions would reach 1.2 million in Latin America by the end of 2003.

Disney Connection features footage from Disney films and TV shows, online games, music and videos and content geared toward younger kids. The service is also provided by NTT DoCoMo.

Scarlett Pruitt writes for IDG News Service


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