SOURCE: Talfazat


December 08, 2009 10:55 ET

Talfazat Expands Channel Menu; Penetrates Arabic Community With More Channels and More Choices of Premium Television Entertainment

TORONTO--(Marketwire - December 8, 2009) - Leading Arabic television provider, Talfazat proudly announces today the addition of OTV as the newest channel to join its diverse program line-up.

Broadcasting from Lebanon, OTV gives viewers a balanced source of information offering programs that address modernism, freedom and democracy. OTV promotes the relations between Lebanese emigrants and their homeland, as the Lebanese Diaspora is at the core of several issues in the current social, economic and political context.

"The premise of OTV fits perfectly with the vision at the heart of Talfazat. Bringing the worldwide Arabic community together, the Lebanese community together and connecting those living away from their homeland. We are dedicated to uniting this audience and maintaining our position in the marketplace with Talfazat as one of the most suitable ways to watch the OTV television channel, live from the Middle East," said Chadi El Hachem, Public Relations Manager of OTV.

Talfazat gives viewers worldwide access to live channels and thousands of hours of video-on-demand. OTV is now available on the TV as part of Talfazat's set-top-box Silver Package to a global audience, with the exception of Australia.

"We are delighted OTV has decided to partner with Talfazat and join our current line-up of strong Lebanese channels such as Future TV. Talfazat offers even more television entertainment at a lower cost than other television providers and was the obvious platform chosen to distribute the OTV channel," said Tracy West, Chief Executive International Business for NeuLion.

Talfazat comes to the marketplace through leading technology provider NeuLion (TSX: NLN). As an end-to-end turnkey service, NeuLion is the backbone of both the online and set-top-box services for Talfazat and a number of other International partners.

About NeuLion

Based in Plainview, NY, Sanford, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion (TSX: NLN) works 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.

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Contact Information

  • Talfazat Contact:
    Judeh Siwady
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    Investor Relations Contact:
    G. Scott Paterson
    Vice Chairman
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