JumpTV Inc, a broadcaster of ethnic television over the Internet, announced today that it has signed 11 new exclusive internet broadcast agreements with channels from Pakistan, Thailand, Lebanon, Nigeria and Benin, expanding its network to 270 channels from 70 countriues under license. Channels signed include: ORTB (Benin), Channels TV, Lagos TV and MiTV (Nigeria), Zam TV and Rung TV (Pakistan), Popper, Rak Thai TV, Panorama 07 and Thai Cable Channel (Thailand) and Mlive (Lebanon).
The 11 new channels are expected to be individually priced at US$9.95 per month when launched commercially, and some will become part of country/region-specific channel bundles at later dates. The addition of the 3 Nigerian, 4 Thai and 2 Pakistani channels brings JumpTV’s Nigerian, Thai and Pakistani channel lineup to 7 channels, 9 channels and 12 channels respectively, and bundles will be launched for each of these countries soon. The additional Lebanese channel is to be included in JumpTV’s Pan Arab Package, which currently includes 23 top Arab channels for US$29.95 per month.
Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, chief executive officer and president of JumpTV International continued, “The first phase of JumpTV’s business strategy has always been to aggregate the most television content from around the globe. Now with 270 channel partnerships, JumpTV continues to solidify itself as the largest broadcaster of ethnic programming, providing its subscribers with live television, when and where they want it.”