SOURCE: JumpTV Inc.

September 06, 2007 01:55 ET

JumpTV Expands Network With Addition of the BIG EAST Conference

ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - September 6, 2007) - JumpTV Inc. (AIM: JTV) (TSX: JTV) (www.jumptv.com), a leader in broadcasting international television and sports over the Internet, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with the BIG EAST Conference to design and power the conference's new multiplatform broadband environment through its JumpTV Sports division, which encompasses the recently acquired XOS Network. The BIG EAST platform launches this week for fan access at www.BIGEAST.org.

"As JumpTV Sports paves the way for innovation and interactivity, we're pleased to welcome the BIG EAST to our ever-growing network of professional and collegiate sports sites," said Nada Usina, president, JumpTV Sports. "The BIG EAST Conference encompasses 16 schools known for both their outstanding academic reputations as well as their athletic prowess. The league's reputation, diversity and strength are sure to be a catalyst for increased attention to its new site."

Through the partnership, the JumpTV Sports broadband platform provides the BIG EAST with an official conference Web site complete with the following exclusive features:

--  A branded broadband video channel (www.BIGEAST.tv), which will offer
    annual, monthly and seasonal championship packages along with game-of-the-
    week football contests
--  An official photo store
--  An official mobile store including mobile alerts
--  Online auctions
    

"Since its formation, The BIG EAST Conference has been very creative in developing and exploiting television and technological initiatives that generate exposure for our member schools," stated BIG EAST Conference Commissioner Michael Tranghese. "This innovative approach began back in 1979 as we recognized the potential and power of cable television before anyone else, and continues today as we partner with JumpTV to proudly re-launch our official conference Web site, www.bigeast.org, and also venture into the world of broadband video with the launch of a new broadband video channel that will offer our fans the ultimate in interactivity through a seamless broadband experience. This new broadband video channel, www.bigeast.tv, again underscores our status as a cutting-edge leader within the collegiate sports realm."

The BIG EAST is the 12th conference within the JumpTV Sports network. JumpTV purchased XOS Network in August 2007 to leverage the company's expertise with interactive media, online sports advertising, consumer data-capturing (known as the One-Fan Profile), and multiplatform broadband development and implementation.

"This is a proud moment for our company," Usina said. "JumpTV has a strong global presence with content partners in more than 75 countries and subscribers in more than 100 countries worldwide. The combination of the former XOS Network and JumpTV's strengths, through the JumpTV Sports division, will allow the BIG EAST to have an interactive edge over other conferences outside the JumpTV Sports network."

About the BIG EAST Conference

The BIG EAST is the largest and most diverse Division I conference in the country. It was formed in 1979 and represents the athletic interests of 16 member institutions including the University of Cincinnati, University of Connecticut, DePaul University, Georgetown University, University of Louisville, Marquette University, University of Notre Dame, University of Pittsburgh, Providence College, Rutgers University, St. John's University, Seton Hall University, University of South Florida, Syracuse University, Villanova University and West Virginia University. The BIG EAST Conference has captured 25 national championships in six different sports and is a founding member of the Bowl Championship Series. For more information on the Conference and its membership, please visit www.BIGEAST.org.

About JumpTV

JumpTV (AIM: JTV) (TSX: JTV) is a leading distributor of live international television and sports over the Internet. With more than 300 television channels from 75+ countries and more than 170 partnerships with sports teams and leagues, JumpTV delivers full-screen sports, news and entertainment content on a real-time basis from all corners of the globe to computers, Internet-enabled television sets, IP set-top-boxes and cell phones with browser access. For more information, visit www.jumptv.com.

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