SOURCE: JumpTV Inc.

JumpTV Inc.

June 08, 2009 10:01 ET

Jaya TV Joins Leading South Asian Entertainment Platform

TV-Desi Brings Top-Rated Television Channels to South Asians in North America

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - TV-Desi, a subsidiary of NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: JTV), announces today the addition of Jaya TV to its diverse line-up of over 45 channels. The launch of TV-Desi's online viewing capability complements its television service, delivering premium South Asian television channels in high digital quality direct to the television set via the Internet.

Jaya TV is available on TV-Desi as part of the Tamil package for the set-top-box and PC which also includes Makkal and Tamilan TV. Jaya TV offers top-rated popular programming such as talk shows, cooking programs, educational shows, game shows, celebrity interviews, dramas and much more.

The Jaya TV Network runs a number of popular Tamil mega serials which feature some of the best names in South Indian films today. Jaya TV also offers a variety of programs for children and is the only channel that offers news for kids. Top programs include: "Jackpot," "Kalki," "Raagamaaliga," "Ennodu Pattu Paadungal" and "Hasini Pesum Padam."

"Jaya TV is a vital way for the South Asian community to watch the best and latest in Tamil news and entertainment. We are pleased to offer Jaya TV to South Asians in North America on the set-top-box platform and worldwide on the PC platform. TV-Desi now offers 48 channels from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh -- further strengthening its leading position for South Asian broadcast entertainment. TV-Desi continues its efforts to further expand its channel offerings," said Sandeep Divekar, CEO of TV-Desi.

The TV-Desi platform uses an Internet connection and set-top-box technology for television viewing without the need for satellite or cable installation. TV-Desi gives greater reach, more access and content choices to viewers at very competitive pricing. The TV-Desi set-top-service is available in the United States and Canada and the PC service is available worldwide (with restrictions). Call 1-888-9TV-DESI or visit www.tv-desi.com.

About NeuLion

Based in Plainview, NY, Sanford, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion and JumpTV (TSX: JTV) work with content partners to develop end-to-end solutions for multimedia IPTV services. The NeuLion IPTV Platform encodes, delivers, stores and manages an unlimited range of multimedia content and the Operational Support System (OSS) maintains all billing and customer support services. Content partners are responsible for content aggregation and the sales and marketing for the individual IPTV service. The Company ranks as a world leader in customer/partner relationships with sports and international television content partners including, in sports, the NHL, the NFL, NCAA Division I schools and conferences and, in respect to international television aggregators and networks, KyLinTV (Chinese), ABS-CBN (Filipino), Talfazat (Arabic), TV-Desi (South Asian) and faith-based partner Sky Angel (Christian). Customer/partner content can be viewed by way of Internet on PCs and on the television through the Company's IPTV set-top-box.

Forward-Looking Statement

Certain statements herein relating to JumpTV's merger with NeuLion, Inc. are forward-looking statements and represent JumpTV's current intentions in respect of future activities. These statements, in addressing future events and conditions, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can by identified by the use of the words "will," "expect," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," and "intend" and statements that an event or result "may," "will," "can," "should," "could," or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve significant risk, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this release are based upon what Management believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including: the integration of the businesses of JumpTV and NeuLion, our continued relationships with our channel partners, general economic and market segment conditions, competitor activity, product capability and acceptance, rates, technology changes and international risk and currency exchange. More specific risks include that the merged entity will not be able to realize some or all of the expected synergies due to incompatibilities in the merging businesses, the inability of management to bring about such synergies or a changing business environment rendering such synergies inadvisable or uneconomical. After integrating the businesses the suite of service offerings may not perform as expected if shifting demand moves in a direction away from the expected business model of the merged entity, if competitors are able to take market share away from the merged entity or if changing technology adversely impacts the merged businesses. In addition, while the Company expects its content partners and those of NeuLion to continue and expand their relationship with the merged entity, there can be no assurance that such relationships will continue as expected, or at all. More detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual results to materially differ than current expectations is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's 2008 annual MD&A and AIF filed on www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

  • TV-Desi Contact:
    Sandeep Divekar
    CEO
    +1-516-622-8355
    Email Contact

    Press Contact:
    Jennifer Powalski
    Corporate Communications
    +1-516-622-8334
    Email Contact

    Investor Relations Contact:
    G. Scott Paterson
    Vice Chairman
    +1-416-368-6464
    Email Contact