SOURCE: NeuLion

NeuLion

September 08, 2009 10:34 ET

Talfazat Launches Premium Ramadan Specials

National Airline of United Arab Emirates Chooses Talfazat as Exclusive Partner for Ramadan Promotion

TORONTO--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - In recognition of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Talfazat announces the roll-out of a new promotional series uniting families and friends around the world. As the leading Arabic language entertainment service delivering top rated channels to the television and PC, Talfazat expands the connection of its viewers by offering new Ramadan specials and programming.

Partnering with Etihad Airlines, the official airline of the United Arab Emirates, Talfazat is offering every new customer that subscribes to Talfazat from September 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009 an Etihad flight voucher worth $300. This amazing offer is only available to Talfazat customers. Flights must be booked by December 31, 2009 and can be used on flights up to March 31, 2010.

Talfazat is also keeping customers connected to their family during Ramadan by issuing free 60 minute long distance calling cards to every new customer that subscribes to Talfazat from September 1 to September 30, 2010. Customers can call their friends and family across the US and Canada as well as in the Middle East or North Africa for FREE.

"We see the increased value of bringing the community together during this time of year. Talfazat is dedicated to delivering the best service and highest quality television channels to our customers. We are delighted to present such great value to customers during the Ramadan season," said Judeh Siwady, manager of Talfazat.

Talfazat's Ramadan programming line-up includes new Ramadan programs and series from top broadcasters such as MBC, Abu Dhabi TV, Dubai TV, Al Rai, and Future TV. Talfazat is the only provider of Arabic video on demand content in North America, allowing viewers to access top shows and series at the touch of a button, whenever it is convenient to them. Over 3,500 hours of VOD shows are free to Talfazat Gold Package customers. Additionally, customers can enjoy the time-shifting playback feature for additional convenience ensuring a show is not missed.

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.

Please visit www.talfazat.com for further promotion details, terms and conditions apply.

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 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 Sky Angel (Christian). 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
    Manager
    +1-647-426-1222
    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