SOURCE: JumpTV

May 07, 2008 12:01 ET

NAIA and JumpTV to Stream Live Coverage of 2008 NAIA Baseball National Championship Online

National Live Broadcast of All 19 Games Only Available Online at www.watchNAIA.com

KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwire - May 7, 2008) - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and JumpTV, a world leading broadcaster of live and on-demand sports over the internet, have joined forces to stream exclusive live video and audio of the 2008 NAIA Baseball National Championship from May 23-30 online at www.watchNAIA.com. Each game will be streamed live in its entirety and will also be available for on-demand viewing.

The 52nd Annual Avista NAIA World Series will be played at Harris Field on the campus of Lewis Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. The event will be in Lewiston for the ninth straight year and 17th overall. The format is a 10-team double elimination tournament with programs selected from a pool of 206 NAIA baseball-playing institutions. Selection for the field will be announced on May 19 and can be found on www.naia.org.

"We are thrilled to collaborate with NAIA to bring live coverage of this exciting championship to baseball fans who can't attend the games in Lewiston," said Nada Usina, President of JumpTV. "Bringing fans closer to their favorite sport is what it's all about at JumpTV. Our 'One Fan' web platform was created to deliver an incredibly immersive and interactive online viewing experience to give fans the feeling they are in the stands even when they're on the other side of the globe."

"We are excited to be teaming up with JumpTV for the third year to broadcast live coverage of the NAIA baseball tournaments," said Mike Campbell, NAIA Vice President for Marketing and Corporate Partnerships. "This service provides a wonderful platform to showcase the top teams to fans anywhere in the world. No one does a better job of bringing live coverage of our teams -- from Spring Arbor University to Lubbock Christian University -- directly to fans than JumpTV."

EVENT DETAILS AND PRICING

To watch live online coverage of the 52nd Annual NAIA Baseball National Championship, May 23-30, 2008, Lewiston, Idaho visit www.watchNAIA.com

The All-Tournament Pass is $23.95. A single game may be purchased for $6.95.

SCHEDULE:
Friday, May 23 -- games at 8:30 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, May 24 -- games at 8:30 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Sunday, May 25 -- Off Day
Monday, May 26 -- games at 8:30 a.m., noon, 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Tuesday, May 27 -- games at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 28 -- games at 3 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Thursday, May 29 -- one game starting at 7 p.m.
Friday, May 30 -- one game starting at 7 p.m. (if necessary game)

About JumpTV

JumpTV (www.jumptv.com) (TSX: JTV) (AIM: JTV), is a world leading broadcaster and distributor of high-value sports and international video over the Internet. JumpTV streams 10,000+ live sporting events each year, 100+ Hispanic TV channels within its total global offering of 200+ channels, and delivers highly robust Internet solutions including Web hosting, video streaming and online ticket and donor management to sports rights owners worldwide.

JumpTV enables audiences to stay connected to their favorite sports, news and entertainment content when they want it, the way they want it, wherever they are in the world.

About the NAIA

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.

Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development. NAIA Champions of Character is the association's innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves.

Contact Information

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    Jennifer Barron
    Director of Communications
    JumpTV Inc.
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    KCSA
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