NeuLion to Power Sky Sports Box Office OTT Service
Live Pay-Per-View Boxing Available to Fans in the UK and Ireland on PC, Mobile and Tablet Devices
Plainview, New York—September 6, 2017 - 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 is partnering with Sky Sports to power its Sky Sports Box Office OTT service. The NeuLion® Digital Platform will power future, live pay-per-view events for Sky Sports Box Office.
"We've seen the work that NeuLion has done over many years for the English Football League, NBA, NFL, Eleven Sports Network, Euroleague Basketball, and others, and we are excited that our Sky Sports Box Office OTT service is being enabled by the NeuLion Digital Platform,” said David Gibbs, Digital Director - Sky Sports & Sky News. "We believe that NeuLion plays an important role in ensuring the success of our live OTT service, and it's an exciting addition to our content offering for fans in the UK and Ireland."
The Sky Sports Box Office OTT service offers boxing fans in the UK and Ireland live premium boxing events that can be viewed via the Now TV box, PC, mobile and tablet devices. Streaming replays of the live events are available on-demand for fans up to seven (7) days later on the Sky Sports archive service.
As part of this new agreement and partnership, Sky Sports Box Office used the NeuLion Digital Platform to power the streaming of the Saturday, August 26, 2017 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor. Next up on the service, World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua will defend his title against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on 28 October.
"Sky Sports represents fantastic content for fans in the UK and Ireland,” said Roy Reichbach, NeuLion President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue our company's expansion in Europe having Sky Sports as our partner in addition to our growing list of European customers that include EFL Digital (English Football League), Eleven Sports Network and others is very exciting.”
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.