PLAINVIEW, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NeuLion, Inc. (TSX:NLN), a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand digital video content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that it will live stream the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight for several global rights holders, worldwide, including UFC®, Sky Sports, Sky New Zealand and Eleven Sports Network. Each of these global rights holders will be using the NeuLion Digital Platform for the live streaming of the four-fight SHOWTIME PPV event, taking place Saturday, Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
This once-in-a-lifetime event brings together the worlds of boxing and MMA and has captured the imagination of sports fans throughout the globe from the initial announcement of the world tour and now leading up to fight night.
The NeuLion Digital Platform will be handling the authentication and purchasing of the Pay-Per-View (PPV) as fans visit each of the four services, including UFC.TV, Sky Sports Box Office, Sky Fan Pass and the Eleven Sports Network’s OTT service. NeuLion will also ensure that each of these services delivers the fight into each of the rights holders’ respective licensed territories.
“These partners recognize the value of our depth of global experience and continued focus on delivering outstanding quality,” said Roy Reichbach, President and CEO of NeuLion. “To be working with four fantastic NeuLion partners for the streaming, purchasing, and fan experience for one of the largest online events of the year, is very exciting for us.”
NeuLion has also designed and developed the consumer experience that UFC, Sky Sports, Sky New Zealand and Eleven Sports Network fans will interact with as they watch the live streaming of the fight on web, mobile, tablet and other connected devices.
UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization, is offering the fight to fans through UFC.TV, Sky Sports is offering the live fight as part of their Sky Box Office service, Sky New Zealand is offering the fight on Sky Fan Pass and Eleven Sports Network is offering the fight through their digital service. NeuLion will be delivering and monitoring the live event from its technical operations centers located in New York and London.
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NeuLion, Inc. (TSX:NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content in up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital video management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others. NeuLion powers the entire video ecosystem for content owners and rights holders, consumer electronic companies, and third party video integrators through its MainConcept business. NeuLion’s robust consumer electronics licensing business enables its customers like Sony, LG, Samsung and others to stream secure, high-quality video seamlessly across their consumer devices. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.
Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements and represent NeuLion’s current intentions in respect of future activities. Forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of the words “will,” “expect,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “plan,” “estimate,” “expect,” and “intend,” statements that an event or result “may,” “will,” “can,” “should,” “could,” or “might” occur or be achieved, and other similar expressions. These statements, in addressing future events and conditions, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, NeuLion cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release and NeuLion assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Many factors could cause NeuLion’s actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including: our ability to derive anticipated benefits from the acquisition of Saffron Digital Limited; our ability to realize some or all of the anticipated benefits of our partnerships; our ability to increase revenue; general economic and market segment conditions; our customers’ subscriber levels and financial health; our ability to pursue and consummate acquisitions in a timely manner; our continued relationships with our customers; our ability to negotiate favorable terms for contract renewals; competitor activity; product capability and acceptance rates; technology changes; regulatory changes; foreign exchange risk; interest rate risk; and credit risk. These factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. A more detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual results to materially differ from current expectations is contained in the “Risk Factors” section of NeuLion’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, which is available on www.sec.gov and filed on www.sedar.com.
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