June 13, 2016 07:30 ET
UCF Chooses NeuLion® to Deliver Next-Gen Digital Video Network
First of Its Kind, Stand-Alone School Video Network
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - June 13, 2016) - 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 a partnership with UCF (University of Central Florida) Athletics to deliver a first of its kind, digital sports network on web, Apple TV and Roku.
UCF chose NeuLion because of its extensive experience delivering exceptional video experiences for top sports leagues and teams worldwide and over 100 colleges and conferences across the United States. With a young alumni base, the new video network, UCFKnights.TV, will target UCF's young demographic of alumni and future recruits through a single destination for all live and on-demand content, accessible anytime and anywhere.
"Audiences in today's always-on, multi-device world continue to consume content very differently," said Danny White, UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics. "By working with NeuLion, we can ensure our fan-base always has access to the highest-quality video content in a seamless, personalized experience across multiple devices."
UCFKnights.TV, scheduled to launch in August, will give subscribers a completely immersive viewing experience with interactive touch-points including live-game streaming, highlight packages, full DVR controls, social media integration and more. Fans can now connect and engage with UCF Athletics like never before.
"NeuLion continues to lead the way in college athletics. We are excited to partner with UCF to deliver a first of its kind, digital video network for an individual school as well as deliver that exceptional experience to the big screen through Apple TV and Roku," said NeuLion SVP of College Business Development Timothy Vargas.
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital content management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision, Tennis Channel, MSG, Euroleague Basketball and others. With the recent acquisition of DivX, LLC, NeuLion also operates a robust consumer electronics licensing business that has enabled over 1 billion devices worldwide with secure, high-quality video playback, and delivers a DivX consumer software offering that has been downloaded over 1 billion times. NeuLion's customers include major sports, entertainment and global content companies as well as major consumer electronics manufacturers and software companies. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.
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