SOURCE: JumpTV Inc.

April 16, 2009 15:58 ET

JumpTV Unveils Premier Latin Online Television Service

New Online Destination to Stream Top-Rated Live and On-Demand Latin TV Content

TORONTO--(Marketwire - April 16, 2009) - JumpTV Inc. (TSX: JTV), a leading provider of live and on-demand international and sports programming over the Internet, announced today the launch of JumpTV Latino -- an online destination for Latin American television with prominent new features.

JumpTV Latino is a subscription-based service that provides the largest selection of live and on-demand Latin American television channels available via the Internet, providing viewer's one central place to access leading Latino entertainment.

The online destination continues to serve existing JumpTV subscribers and offers a key hot spot for new viewers with a sleek new look and feel, enhanced video experience and improved customer support.

JumpTV Latino is a dual language destination that features up to 30 top Latin American channels from Chile (TV Chile), Peru (America TV), Colombia (Caracol TV and TV Colombia), Argentina (Telefe Internacional), Venezuela (Meridiano TV), Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, México, Paraguay, Dominican Republic and Uruguay.

"We are proud to provide Latino communities in North America and around the world with a service that is not only a source of entertainment but also a way to stay connected to their homeland. JumpTV Latino presents our growing community with an amazing selection of premium Spanish content that may not be available on satellite or cable. We are delivering high quality video at very competitive prices," said Daniela Yánez, Latin America General Manager of JumpTV.

This is another exciting chapter for JumpTV since merging with NeuLion last year. The combined company brings together the best IPTV technology in the market, a history of strong partnerships and now a renewed focus on the Latin American region.

With the launch of JumpTV Latino, the newly formed IPTV powerhouse completes its already exceptional offering of: SportsYA (www.SportsYA.com), the preeminent South American online sports portal and http://Qualifiers.JumpTV.com, the official online source for the 2010 South American World Cup Qualifiers. This triple play reinforces JumpTV-NeuLion as the premier online broadcaster of sports and entertainment for viewers around the world.

Coming soon, JumpTV Latino plans to debut an enhanced video player, more VOD content and community features. Most importantly, JumpTV Latino will become a multi-platform service by unveiling a set-top-box later this year allowing viewers to watch live and on-demand content on the television in addition to the computer.

Content Offer Includes:

Channels a la carte from $9.99 US

Country Packages from $14.99 US

All Latin America Package from $19.99 US (includes all live content available on the site)

Monthly subscriptions are available as well as attractive discounts for 3 month and 1 year subscriptions. Visit www.JumpTVLatino.com to learn more.

About NeuLion and JumpTV

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 Company's IPTV set-top-box. Through the Company's consumer websites: JumpTV.com, Cycling.TV and SportsYa.com, as well as its collegiate and sports partner websites, the Company streamed over 15,000 live sporting events in the past 12 months and ranks consistently as one of the top ten ranked US sports web sites as measured by minutes viewed.

Forward-Looking Statement

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 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: 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.

Contact Information

  • Press Contact:
    Jennifer Powalski
    Corporate Communications
    +1-516-622-8334
    Email Contact

    JumpTV Latino Contacts:
    Daniela Yánez
    General Manager, Latin America
    +1-647-4261277
    Email Contact

    Tracy Thompson-West
    Chief Executive, International Business
    +1-516-622-8386
    Email Contact

    Investor Relations Contact:
    G. Scott Paterson
    Vice Chairman
    +1-416-368-6464
    Email Contact