SOURCE: JumpTV Inc.
June 02, 2009 16:11 ET
American Hockey League and NeuLion Deliver Exclusive Online Coverage of 2009 Calder Cup Finals via AHL Live
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - June 2, 2009) - NeuLion Inc. (TSX: JTV), a leading provider
of live and on-demand international and sports programming over the
Internet, and the American Hockey League, the top development circuit for
the National Hockey League, announce live streaming plans for the 2009
Calder Cup Finals.
NeuLion is the exclusive online carrier of AHL Calder Cup finals through
www.ahllive.com. The final round of competition between the Hershey Bears
and Manitoba Moose concludes the 2009 Calder Cup Playoffs coverage. AHL
Live provides fans access to live games, extended pre- and post-game
coverage, highlights, video on demand and live chat. As part of AHL Live,
a newly designed video portal gives fans a customized user experience
allowing Hershey fans and Manitoba fans to select their home team player
skin while watching finals coverage.
NeuLion's Calder Cup Playoffs coverage wraps up the first full year of a
long-term partnership with the American Hockey League to deliver AHL Live
-- an Internet based video portal for fans featuring live and archive
games, radio, video-on-demand and highlights.
Coverage of Game 2 of the best-of-7 series kicks off tonight at Manitoba at
7:30pm ET. Visit www.ahllive.com to watch all the action live.
About the AHL
In operation since 1936, the AHL continues to serve as the top development
league for all 30 National Hockey League teams. Nearly 85 percent of
today's NHL players are American Hockey League graduates, and more than 50
million fans have attended AHL games across North America over the last
eight years. The 2009 Calder Cup Finals feature the Manitoba Moose, top
development team of the Vancouver Canucks, and the Hershey Bears, top
affiliate of the Washington Capitals, competing for the league's 73rd
Calder Cup championship. For more information visit www.theahl.com
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 IPTV set top box. Visit
www.neulion.com for more information.
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NeuLion, our continued relationships with our channel partners, general
economic and market segment conditions, competitor activity, product
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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
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shifting demand moves in a direction away from the expected business model
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will continue as expected, or at all. More detailed assessment of the risks
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expectations is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the company's
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