SOURCE: JumpTV Inc.

JumpTV Inc.

April 28, 2009 10:01 ET

NeuLion Expands International Foothold to Deliver Romanian Broadcast Network Throughout United States and Canada

Romanian Satellite Network Complements Satellite TV Service With New IPTV Platform

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - April 28, 2009) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: JTV) announces today the launch of a new state-of-the-art IPTV network for Romanian audiences in North America. iTVRSN provides viewers an extensive selection of Romanian television programs from Romania. iTVRSN's content offering includes more than 25 television programs with exclusive distribution rights outside Romania.

This is a long awaited solution for Romanian expatriates and Romanian speakers in the U.S. and Canada interested in watching television from home. The set-top-box service provides the Romanian community with content delivered in high digital quality direct to the television set via the Internet.

"The Romanian-American Network, Inc. estimates over 1.2 million Romanian Americans are presently living in North America. By offering the NeuLion IPTV solution, we will reach viewers that have never been able to see our channels on satellite. This is over 50% of the population," said Dima Samata, Ph.D., President of RSN.

iTVRSN's content offering includes: Constanta TV, Taraf TV, ETNO TV, Neptun TV, GameX, Brava TV, Romanian Television Network (RTN), Romanian Christian TV, Antena International, Favorit TV, Kanal D, MTV, N24, National TV, Prima TV, ProTv International, Realitatea TV, Telesport, TVR Cultural, TVR International, TVR3, Trinitas TV, UTV and others.

NeuLion, a leading service provider for many other international networks, is delivering an end to-end-solution for RSN. NeuLion's technology gives viewers the opportunity to watch any program in return run for the last 48 hours along with other DVR features through its proprietary set-top-box.

"We are excited about offering an IPTV service that brings our Romanian content to viewers in North America. We chose NeuLion as our partner because they have more experience than any other IPTV service worldwide," said Adrian Vlad, CEO of RSN.

"The NeuLion platform, supporting both PC and TV services, offers RSN a complete end-to-end managed service. RSN simply provides the content and marketing, NeuLion handles all the rest so RSN is able to focus on growing their customer base," said Richard N. Yelen, Vice President and Managing Director, NeuLion.

iTVRSN is currently available to subscribers in North America by visiting www.itvrsn.com or calling 1-888-448-8776 with packages starting at $14.99 a month.

About Romanian Satellite Network

RSN, the leading provider of Romanian TV Programs in the United States and Canada, has brought the viewers since 2003, over the satellite, the best and most up to date news, entertainment, top shows and series, movies, music-clips and more. Satellite TV distribution is likely to retain its customer base for some time but the emerging technologies are changing the way we do business. IPTV is among the new leading technologies and RSN has already started to provide the service by offering the Romanians in the U.S. and Canada the most extensive selection of Romanian TV channels. RSN customers could watch now, directly on their TV sets, more than 25 Romanian TV programs with a click of a button. www.itvrsn.com

About NeuLion

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 Sky Angel (Christian). Customer/partner content can be viewed by way of Internet on PCs and on the television through the Company's proprietary IPTV set-top-box. For more information visit www.neulion.com

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 Contacts:
    Jennifer Powalski
    Corporate Communications
    NeuLion, Inc.
    Phone: 516-622-8334
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    Dima Samata, Ph.D.
    President
    Romanian Satellite Network
    Phone: 301-881-5744
    Email: Email Contact

    Investor Relations Contact:
    G. Scott Paterson
    Vice Chairman
    JumpTV
    Phone: 416-368-6464
    Email: Email Contact