SOURCE: JumpTV Inc.
June 08, 2009 10:01 ET
Jaya TV Joins Leading South Asian Entertainment Platform
TV-Desi Brings Top-Rated Television Channels to South Asians in North America
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - TV-Desi, a subsidiary of NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: JTV), announces today the addition of Jaya TV to its diverse line-up of
over 45 channels. The launch of TV-Desi's online viewing capability
complements its television service, delivering premium South Asian
television channels in high digital quality direct to the television set
via the Internet.
Jaya TV is available on TV-Desi as part of the Tamil package for the
set-top-box and PC which also includes Makkal and Tamilan TV. Jaya TV
offers top-rated popular programming such as talk shows, cooking programs,
educational shows, game shows, celebrity interviews, dramas and much more.
The Jaya TV Network runs a number of popular Tamil mega serials which
feature some of the best names in South Indian films today. Jaya TV also
offers a variety of programs for children and is the only channel that
offers news for kids. Top programs include: "Jackpot," "Kalki,"
"Raagamaaliga," "Ennodu Pattu Paadungal" and "Hasini Pesum Padam."
"Jaya TV is a vital way for the South Asian community to watch the best and
latest in Tamil news and entertainment. We are pleased to offer Jaya TV to
South Asians in North America on the set-top-box platform and worldwide on
the PC platform. TV-Desi now offers 48 channels from India, Pakistan and
Bangladesh -- further strengthening its leading position for South Asian
broadcast entertainment. TV-Desi continues its efforts to further expand
its channel offerings," said Sandeep Divekar, CEO of TV-Desi.
The TV-Desi platform uses an Internet connection and set-top-box technology
for television viewing without the need for satellite or cable
installation. TV-Desi gives greater reach, more access and content choices
to viewers at very competitive pricing. The TV-Desi set-top-service is
available in the United States and Canada and the PC service is available
worldwide (with restrictions). Call 1-888-9TV-DESI or visit
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
faith-based partner Sky Angel (Christian). Customer/partner content can be
viewed by way of Internet on PCs and on the television through the
Certain statements herein relating to JumpTV's merger with NeuLion, Inc.
are forward-looking statements and represent JumpTV's current intentions in
respect of future activities. These statements, in addressing future events
and conditions, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking
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"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: the integration of the businesses of JumpTV and NeuLion, our
continued relationships with our channel partners, general economic and
market segment conditions, competitor activity, product capability and
acceptance, rates, technology changes and international risk and currency
exchange. More specific risks include that the merged entity will not be
able to realize some or all of the expected synergies due to
incompatibilities in the merging businesses, the inability of management to
bring about such synergies or a changing business environment rendering
such synergies inadvisable or uneconomical. After integrating the
businesses the suite of service offerings may not perform as expected if
shifting demand moves in a direction away from the expected business model
of the merged entity, if competitors are able to take market share away
from the merged entity or if changing technology adversely impacts the
merged businesses. In addition, while the Company expects its content
partners and those of NeuLion 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 than current
expectations is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's
2008 annual MD&A and AIF filed on www.sedar.com.