|Type||Subsidiary of NeuLion|
|Industry||Ethnic Online TV|
|Key people||G. Scott Paterson|
JumpTV was formed as an internet television company in 2000. It is limited in the services it can retransmit, namely foreign third-language services for which it has secured the necessary web rights. In June, 2005 JumpTV had about 30 TV stations online, a staff of 5 which included Farrel Miller (CEO and Founder), Dan O'Hara (CTO), and Mizan Chowdhury (Technical Support Manager). G Scott Paterson, Chairman of JumpTV raised venture capital and started investing in upgrading the infrastructure.
In August 2006, Toronto Stock Exchange granted JumpTV application for the original listing in the Industrial category of 42,902,092 common shares.
In February 2007, JumpTV announced US$100 Million Common Share Offering of 13,043,479 common shares.
The company now provides content from more than 270 television broadcasters from over 70 countries. The channels are available on the JumpTV content delivery network (CDN)
JumpTV supports the Windows Media format only. It also has no official Macintosh support though some users have been able to connect and view programming through Flip4Mac and QuickTime in Mac OS X.
JumpTV merged with NeuLion Inc in June 2008. Founded in 2004, NeuLion Inc provides web-based IPTV services to sports customers such as the National Hockey League and the International Fight League. NeuLion Inc also delivers a Set Top Box IPTV solution to premier international customers.
Charles Wang, the founder and former CEO of Computer Associates, owner of the New York Islanders was named Chairman of the merged company while Paterson was appointed its Executive Vice-Chairman and Li the CEO as well as a Director.
JumpTV also has a division based in Sanford, Florida, USA which hosts the official websites of a number of professional and college sports organizations. Among them are the Arena Football League, the University of Colorado, Arkansas State University and Ohio State University. These websites also provide for live video and audio coverage.
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