First IPTV Service Dedicated to the South Asian Communities

Plainview, NY :  TV-Desi LLC., a subsidiary of NeuLion Inc. and JumpTV, Inc. (TSX: JTV), announced has announced the launch of a new IPTV service delivering the largest selection of live South Asian television content to viewers in the United States and Canada. 
TV-Desi is the first IPTV service dedicated to the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in North America delivering a television viewing experience. This subscription-based service provides live content in superior video quality using a broadband Internet connection and unique set top box technology. 
TV-Desi comes to the marketplace through the core capabilities of NeuLion and JumpTV.  These online media powerhouses have collectively launched the most complete online television experience with the ability to best serve the Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi markets. 
TV-Desi features a robust line-up of over 40 popular channels including: Sony Entertainment Television Asia, Indus TV, Aaj, NDTV, ATN, Ekushey, Diganta, RTV, Hum TV, Amrita TV, IBN-Lokmat, TV9 News as well as North American Desi channels ITV, ASC and many others.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to serve our Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Indian subscribers in a way that has no parallel to anything available in the United States and Canada for these communities.  In terms of the sheer volume and caliber of content available, users will appreciate the high quality and affordable price. In addition, TV-Desi has a wider selection of programming from South Asia in languages like Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Malayalam and Punjabi in addition to Hindi, Urdu and Bengali programming,” said Sandeep Divekar, CEO of TV-Desi.
“TV-Desi helps IBN-Lokmat reach new audiences in North America, who are hungry to get live news from home.  The Lokmat Group has been a pioneer in Marathi news and is proud to be the first Marathi channel available in North America through the TV-Desi platform,” said Devendra Darda, Executive Director of the Lokmat Group.
Introductory TV-Desi packages include:
         Live TV Package: starting at $29.99 USD per month for a monthly subscription
         A la carte channels: starting at $3.99 USD available in addition to initial purchase of the Live TV Package
In the coming months, TV-Desi plans to add movies and video-on-demand content as well as more channels in regional languages.  Visit for further details.
About TV-Desi LLC.
Based in Plainview, NY, TV-Desi is a subsidiary of NeuLion Inc. and JumpTV Inc.  It is the first IPTV service dedicated to the North American Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities that is available for a television viewing experience, offering the largest selection of top rated television programming from South Asia. The service comes to the marketplace through the stewardship of Charles B. Wang, founder of Computer Associates and Chairman of NeuLion Inc./JumpTV Inc. 



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