SOURCE: JumpTV

October 25, 2007 02:00 ET

JumpTV Adds 9 Tier-1 Channels to Its International Television Lineup

Leading Internet Broadcaster Signs Top TV Channels From Pakistan, Indonesia and Nigeria

TORONTO--(Marketwire - October 25, 2007) - JumpTV Inc. (AIM: JTV) (TSX: JTV) (www.jumptv.com), a leader in broadcasting international television and sports over the Internet, announced today that it has recently signed 9 new Internet broadcast agreements with channels from Pakistan, Indonesia and Nigeria.

The channels signed are:

-Aag TV (Pakistan)
-Geo News (Pakistan)
-Indus TV (Pakistan)
-Indus News (Pakistan)
-Indus Music (Pakistan)
-MNC Indonesian Channel (Indonesia)
-NTA 2 (Nigeria)
-NTA International (Nigeria)
-NTA Plus (Nigeria)

Aag TV is a leading youth-oriented channel from Pakistan offering Indian and Pakistani music videos, magazine, lifestyle and talk shows as well as sitcoms specific to the South-Asian Youth.

Geo News is one of the most watched television channels in Pakistan specializing in dedicated local and international news coverage, current affairs programs and talk shows.

Indus TV, Indus News and Indus Music are leading general entertainment, news and music-oriented channels from Pakistan, all part of the Indus Media Group, one of the leading satellite channel groups in the country.

With the addition of these 5 Pakistani channels, JumpTV now offers the most complete selection of live Pakistani television on the Internet -- carrying most of the top channels from the country.

MNC Indonesia offers the best general entertainment programs from Indonesia's Top broadcaster, MNC, including programming from 3 of their leading channels: RCTI, Global and TPI.

Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) is one of the largest TV networks in Africa and the #1 locally viewed channel for all programming genres in Nigeria. JumpTV will carry all three of NTA's leading television channels including NTA International, NTA Plus and NTA 2.

Globally, the new channels are expected to be individually priced at US$9.95 per month and are likely to be included in future language or region-specific channel bundles.

G Scott Paterson, Chairman and CEO of JumpTV stated, "We are delighted to add an additional 9 top broadcasters from around the world to the JumpTV network. In respect to our International television business, we continue to put heavy emphasis from a content acquisition perspective on building critical mass and adding top content that will appeal to people from around the world that have South Asian, Hispanic and Arabic heritages plus key regions such as Africa and areas of Europe and the Caribbean. At the same time as adding top channels, we have, in selected cases, culled certain channels to focus our resources on our better performing channels."

Paterson continued, "The so-called 'ethnic' television marketplace has tremendous opportunity in the developed world enjoying a potential audience of more than 100 million immigrants living in North America and Western Europe. With more than 300 international channels that broadcast live 24x7, online, JumpTV is the leader in keeping these immigrant communities connected to their respective homelands."

About JumpTV

JumpTV is a leading distributor of live international television and sports over the Internet. With more than 300 television channels from 75+ countries and more than 175 partnerships with sports teams and leagues, JumpTV delivers full-screen sports, news and entertainment content on a real-time basis from all corners of the globe to computers, Internet-enabled television sets, IP set-top-boxes and cell phones with browser access. For more information, visit www.jumptv.com and collegesportsdirect.com.

Forward-looking statement

Certain statements herein may constitute forward-looking statements, including those identified by the expressions "may," "will," "should," "could," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "potential," "expect," "intent" and similar expressions to the extent they relate to JumpTV or its managements. These statements reflect JumpTV's current expectations and are based on information currently available to management. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations, including the matters discussed under "Risk Factors" contained in JumpTV's prospectus (admission document) dated August 1, 2006 and the matters discussed under "Risk Factors" contained in JumpTV's final short form prospectus dated February 19, 2007. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof, and JumpTV assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances.

Contact Information

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