New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2009
Soccer is truly an international sport--one with diehard fans who, until now, had no authoritative destination allowing them to find up-to-the-minute news and photos about their favorite players or teams worldwide. They had to browse multiple news sites or sift through irrelevant news to find what they wanted. A U.S. based online soccer destination, BigSoccer.com, launched Soccer Newswire in December to fill this void.
Soccer Newswire enables fans to view and subscribe to soccer news feeds, covering only the news they want. The service is automatically, and instantly, updated with fresh content, photography and videos pulled from 5000 live news sources including print and Web publications as well as popular online services. Each component can then be extracted as a widget and inserted on websites, blogs, social networks, or anywhere on the Web.
"We have identified thousands of high-quality producers of soccer news and information across the Web, and we're adding more all the time," said Jesse Hertzberg, managing partner of BigSoccer.com. "Our platform is at work every minute of every day, instantly integrating new material from these sources into the service."
Soccer Newswire, built in partnership with Daylife, pulls the latest information fans are looking for from photo sources (such as Getty and AP), social media sources (like YouTube, Wikipedia, and Twitter), and trusted Web and print publications. The newswire is broken down by players and teams / clubs in the world's leading domestic leagues and international tournaments. Visitors can also subscribe to feeds through those topic pages, giving them instant updates when news happens.
An example of how Soccer Newswire immediately injects fans into the daily news cycle would be FIFA recently naming Cristiano Ronaldo Footballer of the Year. "Within minutes, his Newswire page was updated with reporting from the Times of London and photos from the AP," explains Hertzberg. "Simultaneously, visitors could read a Sky Sports update on his rumored transfer to Real Madrid, and an hour later a new local interview video was added. The benefit of Soccer Newswire is that fans get all this without the need to visit three different websites or subscribe to multiple RSS feeds."
Soccer Newswire was formed as a partnership with New York-based Daylife. Daylife's APIs allow publishers like BigSoccer to compile and publish large amounts of high quality news and media features in various niches and industries, targeting a collection of the best content available to the readers who want it. Daylife licenses content from sources including Reuters, Getty, and AP.
BigSoccer.com is a leading online community of soccer fans and retailer of authentic international soccer merchandise. BigSoccer not only sells over 17,000 products including soccer jerseys from hundreds of international teams, but also carries a complete line of soccer boots, balls, uniforms and equipment for players. BigSoccer features live results from 70 soccer leagues and hosts active soccer forums and wikis.
For more information about BigSoccer or the Soccer Newswire, please visit BigSoccer, or contact Jesse Hertzberg at 646-593-0200.