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Yupi Unveils Plans for 'YupiTV'

Jan 17 2001 12:00AM

MIAMI, January 16 - Yupi Internet Inc., a network of sites in Spanish, announced on Tuesday the launching of its multi-media product YupiTV, intended for the U.S. Hispanic market.

YupiTV ( offers its users exclusive interviews with personalities, film previews and varied weekly and daily programming, said the Miami Beach-based company.

"Yupi is committed to supplying users with on-line expertise enhanced by state of the art, broadband technology and YupiTV provides a new dimension on virtual on-line experience," said Yupi Internet Inc. chairman Oscar Coen.

Programming includes the "Lo mejor en videos" (best in video), a weekly summary of the best music video clips and information on stars on its show business program "News and Information," with interviews with stars such as actor John Travolta, singer Celia Cruz and baseball idol Sammy Sosa.

Other programs include "Sabor a pueblo"(a taste of people) devoted to tourism and cooking, "Solo para hombres" (just for men) dealing with feminine beauties, and an exercise program hosted by former Menudo group member Johnny Lozada.

The company reported that YupiTV recently signed on Mariana Rodriguez, of Hispanic Telemundo television network "Feria de la alegria" ("Happiness Fair") fame to be its first "Internet TV" hostess, who will provide show-business news for the users of the new Yupi service.

Similarly, the company presents a video debate forum, entitled "Nuestra gente" (our people), through which users send their own original programming through CHS tapes and digital video files.

"YupiTV checks these homemade videos, selects the best for the week, formatting and making them available on the site," the company said.

Yupi Internet Inc. ( was established in 1996 as a supplier of free products and services in Spanish for Internet users, provides searchers, 12 navigation channels organized by subject, e-mail, chat rooms, personal page design and more.

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