SOURCE: JumpTV

February 20, 2008 07:00 ET

JumpTV to Stream Top Mexican Soccer Team Pachuca Games Worldwide

Home Games of the 2008 Pachuca Mexico Club Available on the Internet in Mexico

TORONTO--(Marketwire - February 20, 2008) - JumpTV Inc. (TSX: JTV) (AIM: JTV), a leading broadcaster of sports and international television over the Internet, announced today an agreement with Club de Futbol Pachuca, also known as "Tuzos," a top Mexican soccer team. JumpTV will stream all of Pachuca's 2008 regular season home games at www.jumptv.com.

In the last 10 years, Pachuca has been one of the most successful soccer clubs in Mexico, winning five national championships, two CONCACAF Champions Cups, the 2007 Superliga and one Copa Sudamericana in 2006. Pachuca is the oldest soccer club in Mexico and as such, it enjoys great popularity and a vast legion of loyal fans.

Pachuca's schedule of upcoming home games to be streamed by JumpTV is as follows:

Team 1       Team 2        Date          Time (EST)
Pachuca -    Cruz Azul     23-02-08      20:00
Pachuca -    Veracruz      08-03-08      20:00
Pachuca -    Atlante       29-03-08      20:00
Pachuca -    Monterrey     12-04-08      20:00
Pachuca -    Jaguares      26-04-08      20:00

Juan Carlos Estevez, vice president, international, of JumpTV's Latin American division said, "We are excited to partner with Pachuca to bring fans from around the world the opportunity to stay connected to their favorite team via the Internet."

"JumpTV is focused on affording its users access to compelling top tier sports and Latin American content. We offer over 75 Hispanic television channels on JumpTV and a growing complement of Hispanic sports including the Caribbean World Series of Baseball and the South American World Cup Qualifiers which will kick-off in June," said Jordan Banks, CEO of JumpTV.

Luis Baraldi, vice president of Pachuca added, "We are delighted to partner with JumpTV to bring our exciting team to our fans worldwide. This partnership also affords us the opportunity to grow our fan base. We value JumpTV's focus on sports in the Hispanic market segment as well as their position as the world's largest broadcaster of sports over the Internet."

About JumpTV

JumpTV (www.jumptv.com, www.collegesportsdirect.com) is a world leading broadcaster of sports and international television over the internet. JumpTV streams over 10,000 live sports events per year in partnership with over 175 sports properties and also streams over 250 television channels from 70+ countries around the world. JumpTV delivers its users full-screen sports, news and entertainment content on a real-time basis to all corners of the globe via ordinary Internet connections on their home computers and laptops.

About Pachuca

Club de Futbol Pachuca, also known as Pachuca was founded by English miners in 1901. It is the oldest team in Mexico. During the Revolucion Mexicana from 1910-1912, professional soccer in Mexico was literally demolished with only three teams surviving. Pachuca was one of them. After facing multiple challenges through the years the team has emerged as one of the most successful in Mexico winning a number of championships over the last 10 years.

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