AOL, a division of Time Warnerhas announced the launch of a new website in Australia, http://www.aol.com.au. The site offers AOL’s suite of communications products, advanced video search, media player, and content focused on information and entertainment. AOL.com.au users will also have access to a search engine powered by Google, the Internet’s leading search engine.
AOL is a leading provider of Web services with 237 million unique visitors worldwide. The launch of AOL Australia furthers the company’s global strategy to have a presence in 30 countries by the end of 2008.
“AOL’s global expansion is gathering momentum with our launch in this key market,” said Maneesh Dhir, Executive Vice-President, AOL International. “The Australian online market has seen rapid growth and will continue to do so as broadband uptake increases. With our strong product offering and backed by our partners, all of whom are leaders in their field, AOL is set to make a difference in the Australian online experience.”
Dhir added: “As a global Web-based, advertising supported company, AOL is focused on products and programming leadership, and with our prior experience in the Australian market, we believe we have a strong framework which will form the core of our content-rich offering to consumers and advertisers.”
AOL has a global association with HP in 30 countries and is now extending this partnership to Australia. Through this partnership, AOL offers co-branded, localized versions of its portal, toolbar and search on HP desktops and notebook PCs sold worldwide.
AOL has a content-supply agreement with Fairfax Digital, Australia’s leading provider of online news and has partnered with Tempest Media, Australia’s largest online advertising network.
AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com.