February 09, 2016 07:00 ET
Univision Deportes Partners With NeuLion and NEP to Deliver First North American Live Soccer Broadcast in 4K to Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs
4K Streaming of Mexico's National Team Against Senegal -- Live From Marlins Park in Miami, Florida
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - February 09, 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, and NEP, a global leader in the remote television industry, partnered with Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) that also includes UND, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network, to deliver a 4K live stream of the upcoming friendly match between Mexico's National Team and Senegal taking place at Marlins Park in Miami, Florida on February 10th, to Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs.
The event will be streamed live in 4K by leveraging the NeuLion® Digital Platform and delivered over-the-top (OTT) to Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs that have integrated the NeuLion 4K Streaming SDK for viewing at Marlins Park Stadium and multiple Sony locations in New York and California. The live event, produced by Univision Deportes and NEP and delivered by NeuLion, is being streamed in advance of the launch of a new Univision Deportes 4K app that will be made available for select 4K devices in the coming months. The partnership also includes NEP which will provide a 4K mobile unit, cameras with long sports lenses in native 4K, EVS playback 4K machines, 4K VIZ graphics unit and a Sony multi-channel 4K hard drive recorder to archive the historic broadcast.
"NeuLion has worked with our partners to create the only end-to-end solution on the market for the delivery, monetization and distribution of 4K video at 60 frames per second on the world's most popular devices. We're very excited to partner with Univision and Sony to put that solution to work," said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of NeuLion. "Coming on the heels of our successful 4K live streaming trials with BT Sport, this event is another proof point that live 4K sporting events are the wave of the very near future."
"What makes 4K so exciting is how it enhances the experience for our fans and how we can boost their passion for our sports in a truly immersive way," Univision Deportes President Juan Carlos Rodriguez. "Soccer matches are won and lost with lots of detail on the field of play, and with 4K, the fans are closer than ever to the insider experience. The popularity of our Univision Deportes App reveals that our fans are eager for more sports and we are the leader in the soccer fan experience. With the proliferation of 4K-capable devices and content, we are excited to take this first step to deliver a soccer match in 4K with NeuLion and Sony."
"Live sports is compelling due to its ability to engage an audience. We have already integrated the NeuLion 4K Streaming SDK and are excited to collaborate with NeuLion and Univision on this 4K live streaming event," said Nick Colsey, Vice President of Business Development of Sony Visual Products.
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 Deportes, 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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