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NAIA and JumpTV Partner to Bring the 2008 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - 3/10/2008 -
Contact: Staci Schottman, Director of Public Relations & Communications, 816-595-8116

Three Different Subscription Plans Available

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced today a partnership with JumpTV to stream exclusive live video and audio of the 2008 NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball National Championship. JumpTV is a leading Internet broadcaster of sports and international television over the Internet. In its mission to connect fans to their favorite teams, athletes and colleges, JumpTV specializes in bringing NAIA championship events to fans regardless of location.

“We are excited to be teaming up with JumpTV for the third year to broadcast live coverage of the NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament. This service provides a wonderful platform to showcase the top teams to fans anywhere in the world,” said Mike Campbell, NAIA Vice President for Marketing and Corporate Partnerships. “This is a fantastic opportunity to build the NAIA brand not only for the association but for tournament hosts, member institutions and student-athletes.”

Live coverage of the tournament begins March 19, and will include all games through March 24. The national championship game will be televised on CSTV and available through www.cstv.com.

“We are proud of our relationship with the NAIA and are excited about the opportunity to bring this tournament to NAIA basketball fans,” said Nada Usina, President of JumpTV. “Our platform and marketing efforts will allow us to extend the reach of these games to American basketball fans located in international markets.”

Three different subscription plans will be available for tournament coverage. Users may purchase the All-NAIA pass, which includes every NAIA basketball tournament game (men’s and women’s, Division I and II) offered on JumpTV for $39.95. The NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament may be purchased separately for $24.95 and any single game may be purchased for $7.95. Fans may purchase a subscription plan by visiting www.watchnaia.com.

The NAIA Division I Women’s Basketball bracket will be released on March 12, 2008. Fans may find more information on the NAIA tournaments and schedules by visiting www.naia.org.

- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is the governing body for athletics programs at its nearly 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States and Canada. The long-held mission of the NAIA is to promote the education and development of well-rounded students and productive citizens through intercollegiate athletics. The association offers equitable access and opportunities for participation in its 23 national championship events held annually throughout the country.

Today, the NAIA strengthens its commitment to student-athletes and strives to enrich their college experience by supporting academic achievement and character development. NAIA Champions of Character is the association’s innovative flagship program designed to instill character values in student-athletes, coaches and youth in the communities it serves.

- JumpTV (www.jumptv.com, www.collegesportsdirect.com) is a world leading broadcaster of sports and international television over the internet. JumpTV streams over 10,000 live sports events per year in partnership with over 175 sports properties and also streams over 250 television channels from 70+ countries around the world. JumpTV delivers its users full-screen sports, news and entertainment content on a real-time basis to all corners of the globe via ordinary Internet connections on their home computers and laptops.


Steven Aldridge
Phone: (731) 661-5027
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