August 30, 2016 07:30 ET
NeuLion® Announces Partnership With Nokia
NeuLion Digital Platform to Enable Delivery of Live Streaming for 360 Video and Virtual Reality Content Created With Nokia OZO
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - August 30, 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 new partnership with Nokia to deliver a professional solution utilizing the NeuLion® Digital Platform and Nokia's OZO virtual reality camera and OZO Player SDK.
Nokia OZO is a spherical camera that has eight sensors and eight microphones for seamless capture and post-production of immersive 3D 360 virtual reality content. Working with one of NeuLion's partners, NeuLion and Nokia recently captured a live event using OZO, which was positioned inside the arena.
"The camera placement in the arena provided a jaw-dropping immersive experience," according to Tarif Sayed, Director of Business Development for Live VR & the OZO Player SDK for Nokia. "We are excited to partner with NeuLion to provide their customers with an integrated solution to deliver 360 and VR experiences over-the-top."
NeuLion and Nokia will offer content owners and content rights holders an end-to-end jointly integrated platform. This integration will create a single stitched live video feed from OZO cameras sent directly to NeuLion MC Encoders for the live encoding of sports and entertainment events. The encoded stream will then be packaged and delivered by the NeuLion Digital Platform adaptively over the internet to end users on second screens and VR headsets.
"What makes NeuLion stand out is our focus on the experience we create for our customers as they build their OTT and TV Everywhere services," explained Roy Reichbach, President and CEO of NeuLion. "Now that live 360 video and virtual reality are hitting the mainstream, you need an end-to-end platform that includes production and delivery to make it happen. We are excited to be working with Nokia on this new capability."
NeuLion and Nokia will be demonstrating their integrated platform at IBC in Amsterdam Sept. 9-12. Nokia and NeuLion will be hosting an immersive video theatre at the NeuLion Booth located in Hall 14, #F.34 where attendees can view the results of recent productions using mobile devices and VR headsets. Visit www.neulion.com/IBC for more information and to schedule a time to meet.
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 with MainConcept. NeuLion's robust consumer electronics licensing business enables its customers like Sony, LG, Samsung and other 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.
OZO is a first-of-its-kind professional VR tool that integrates eight cameras, all of which export a single file, thus eliminating the need for complicated rigs, wires, long setup times, and synching and swapping of separate memory cards. Designed to remove technical barriers so content creators can focus on being creative, OZO requires just one simple output cable and one single file to store all video and audio data, all in perfect sync. The OZO Software suite, included with the camera purchase, is a complete professional production package that includes OZO Creator, OZO Remote, and OZO Preview.
Nokia is a global leader in the technologies that connect people and things. Powered by the innovation of Nokia Bell Labs and Nokia Technologies, the company is at the forefront of creating and licensing the technologies that are increasingly at the heart of our connected lives.
With state-of-the-art software, hardware and services for any type of network, Nokia is uniquely positioned to help communication service providers, governments, and large enterprises deliver on the promise of 5G, the Cloud and the Internet of Things. www.nokia.com