SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

March 03, 2010 10:30 ET

Internet Television Provider NeuLion Penetrates New Language Vertical With IPTV Network

Swedes in North America Gain Access to Live Swedish Television Channels

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - Leading IPTV service provider NeuLion (TSX: NLN) and SVT World, an international television channel from the Swedish Public Service broadcaster Sveriges Television, announce a new partnership and debut of a dedicated television service for the Swedish community in the U.S. and Canada. 

By partnering with NeuLion, SVT now provides a Swedish television service to the homes in a previously untapped market through its IPTV service. NeuLion delivers an end-to-end service for SVT and this is the first time SVT will be available in North America as a linear broadcast.

"NeuLion offered us the most opportunity to fit our consumers, giving them instant access to TV. As we evaluated other providers, such as satellite providers, NeuLion's solution rose to the top," said Riffa Hänninen, Head of SVT World. 

With approximately 185 international television channels in approximately 55 countries, NeuLion offers a global audience the ability to stay connected through its multi-platform IPTV service.

By using an Internet connection, NeuLion's IPTV service costs less than other providers and allows its partners to get to market quicker and reach to more homes. New data from Nielsen reveals that more than 80% of Americans have a computer in their home, and of those, almost 92% have internet access, according to a detailed study on home internet access from The Nielsen Company, which reports that this number is up from 77.9% one year earlier.

"Through NeuLion's service and technology, Swedish expats can now access the best news, sports and entertainment programming from their country. We are proud to welcome SVT to our growing family of international IPTV networks," Richard N. Yelen, Vice President and Managing Director of NeuLion.

SVT plans to soon expand its service with NeuLion to other continents.

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 Sky Angel (Christian). Customer/partner content can be viewed by way of Internet on PCs and on the television through the Company's proprietary IPTV set-top- box. For more information visit

Forward-Looking Statement 
Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements and represent NeuLion'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: SVT and NeuLion not being able to realize some or all of the expected benefits of their new partnership; the integration of the businesses of NeuLion and NeuLion USA; our continued relationships with our other channel partners; general economic and market segment conditions; competitor activity; product capability and acceptance; rates; technology changes; and international risk and currency exchange. In addition, while the Company expects its content partners and those of NeuLion USA 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 from current expectations is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's 2008 annual MD&A and AIF filed on and Registration Statement on Form 10, as amended, available on

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