SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.
July 29, 2009 10:01 ET
Haitian Community in North America Gains Access to Top-Rated Television Programming
NeuLion Launches Live International Network for Haitian Diaspora
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - July 29, 2009) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) and Haiti Live
Networks, LLC (HLN) announce a new partnership and debut of a dedicated
television service for the Haitian population in the U.S. and Canada.
With a growing Haitian community within North America, this underserved
market is now able to watch live programming direct from Haiti on
television through a set-top-box and Internet connection.
HLN broadcasts live television signals from Haiti to customers 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week, offering access to live programming and content direct
from Haiti. HLN features the latest news and entertainment from the
country's top stations. HLN brings the best in Haitian music, videos,
documentaries and talk shows into the living room.
This service fills the void that exists within the Haitian community
abroad. By partnering with NeuLion, HLN now provides a Haitian television
service to the homes of a previously untapped market.
"HLN's goal is to reconnect Haitians living outside of Haiti with their
roots and homeland through original programming. NeuLion provides a turn
key service that allows us to focus on the content and growing our customer
base," said Yvan Joseph, president of HLN.
NeuLion, a leading service provider for many other international networks,
is delivering an end to-end-solution for HLN. 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 delighted to work with HLN in bringing Haiti's strongest channels
to televisions across North America," Richard N. Yelen, vice president and
managing director of NeuLion.
HLN is now live and available to subscribers in North America. Visit
About Haiti Live Networks
Haiti Live Networks (HLN) is a Haitian-owned company rebroadcasting live
television programming from Haiti. HLN, is based in Fort Lee, NJ with
offices in Port-au-Prince, New York, and Florida.
Haiti Live Networks is the first Network to bring live TV signals from
Haiti to customers in markets outside the country 24 hours a day and 7 days
a week, thus bridging the gap between Haiti and its Diaspora. With a
variety of partners both in Haiti and in America, HLN's product is the most
advanced and innovative offering to the Haitian community. No other
network offers access to live programming and content direct from Haiti
into homes abroad.
Based in Plainview, N.Y., Sanford, Fla., and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion
(TSX: NLN) works 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 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 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).
Partner content can be viewed by way of Internet on PCs and on the
television through the Company's proprietary IPTV set top box. NeuLion
delivers 267 TV Channels and 30,000+ hours VOD in 38 Languages to 19 ethnic
partners. Please visit www.neulion.com
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