SOURCE: JumpTV Inc.

January 23, 2008 01:00 ET

Serie Del Caribe 2008 Available Live on eBeisbol.com Powered by JumpTV

Every Game of The 2008 Winter Leagues Championship to Be Available Everywhere in the World

TORONTO--(Marketwire - January 23, 2008) - The first pitch of the Serie del Caribe (Caribbean World Series of Baseball) crosses home plate on February 2, 2008. Thanks to a partnership with JumpTVSports and eBeisbol.com, baseball fans can see every strikeout or homerun, live whether they are in Tijuana or Tel Aviv via www.eBeisbol.com.

The partnership is a result of an agreement between JumpTV Inc. (TSX: JTV) (AIM: JTV) and Cultiva Entertainment, to supply eBeisbol.com with JumpTV's application programming interface or "Jumper" that will provide the technology to stream the games -- live.

The tournament will take place in Santiago, Dominican Republic and will feature the top two teams from the host country as well as one team from Mexico and Venezuela respectively.

"Baseball's popularity in the Caribbean and among Latinos is undeniable -- and Caribbean-expatriates around the world are fiercely loyal to their home teams regardless if they are in New York or Santo Domingo," said Jordan Banks, CEO of JumpTV. "The Jumper is the perfect application for any web site to implement to provide high value, live content. Streaming the Serie del Caribe is the living example of how the Internet continues to flatten the globe. This tournament is representative of the exact type of high-value, passion inspiring programming we are committed to bring to the world-wide Internet-television audience regardless of the location of the viewer and the web site they visit."

Viewers will be able to watch all 12 games with their choice of Spanish or English commentary.

The schedule for the series is as follows:

Saturday, February 2    3:00 pm EST  Dominican Republic No. 2 vs. Venezuela
                        7:00 pm EST  Mexico vs. Dominican Republic No. 1

Sunday, February 3      3:00 pm EST  Dominican Republic No. 1 vs. Mexico
                        7:00 pm EST  Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic No. 2

Monday, February 4      3:00 pm EST  Venezuela vs. Mexico
                        7:00 pm EST  Dominican Republic No. 1 vs. Dominican
                                     Republic No. 2

Tuesday, February 5     3:00 pm EST  Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic No. 2
                        7:00 pm EST  Dominican Republic No. 1 vs. Mexico

Wednesday, February 6   3:00 pm EST  Mexico vs. Dominican Republic No. 2
                        7:00 pm EST  Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic No. 1

Thursday, February 7    3:00 pm EST  Mexico vs. Venezuela
                        7:00 pm EST  Dominican Republic No. 2 vs. Dominican
                                     Republic No. 1

*Dates and times subject to change

Mr. Banks continued, "JumpTV is providing advertisers access to highly targeted and emotionally connected audiences. Companies sponsoring this type of content on JumpTV are afforded a unique opportunity to promote their brands and advertise their specific products to highly desirable audiences."

The entire series can be seen for as little as US$26.95 or viewers can see individual games for US$8.95 each. Full game replays will also be available on a video-on-demand basis 24 hours after the live match has aired. Additionally, subscribers will have access to news clips and highlights of the games, as well as in depth editorial coverage produced by JumpTV's Hispanic sports portal, www.SportsYA.com.

About JumpTV

JumpTV (www.jumptv.com, www.collegesportsdirect.com) is a world leading broadcaster of sports and international television over the Internet. JumpTV streams over 10,000 live sports events per year in partnership with over 175 sports properties and also streams over 275 television channels from 70+ countries around the world. JumpTV delivers its users full-screen sports, news and entertainment content on a real-time basis to all corners of the globe via ordinary Internet connections on their home computers and laptops.

Forward-looking statement

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