SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.
February 28, 2011 10:32 ET
Front Row Tennis Chooses NeuLion to Deliver Live Event Broadcasts and Customized Viewer Experience to Reach Global Fan Base
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - February 28, 2011) - Front Row Tennis, Inc. and NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading service provider of live and on-demand international, sports and variety programming delivered via broadband, today announced a partnership for a new video streaming service using NeuLion's platform.
Front Row Tennis will deliver live games, highlights and archive matches that go beyond the courtside seats to give viewers an all-access pass to the tournament. Launching for the YP Challenger of Dallas USTA Pro Circuit tournament on February 28, 2011, Front Row Tennis will be producing a six camera shoot and encoding content using NeuLion's Encoding Software for HD adaptive delivery.
The 30+ match series will be streamed live through the Front Row Tennis video player where fans have access to HD quality video of matches and highlights. Using NeuLion's Live Editing Feature, editors will immediately archive and publish the match as soon as it is over and cut highlights for the navigation bar in the video player. As a visual marker, fans can use the schedule strip on top of the video player to watch the current match or go back and watch archived matches.
"We wanted to deliver a live video experience that was second to none and chose to work with NeuLion based on their track record delivering live events. We were so impressed with the user experience they provided for other top sports properties and were able to customize an experience specifically around the game of tennis versus a generic player," said Marc Lemke, President of Front Row Tennis.
"Tennis has a terrific following and we're excited to provide live streaming coverage as well as the wrap around services for Front Row Tennis. It's about giving our partners a deeper way to connect with a passionate fan base, expand their viewership, and capitalize on digital media to grow their business," said Marc Sokol, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at NeuLion.
Visit video.frontrowtennis.com to watch the Front Row Tennis YP Challenger of Dallas USTA Pro Circuit tournament.
About Front Row Tennis
Based in Plano, TX, Front Row Tennis, Inc. is a Texas C-Corporation and provides live streaming webcasts for professional and amateur tennis events. Front Row Tennis will be broadcasting the Challenger of Dallas for the 4th consecutive year. Front Row Tennis has also broadcast a variety of other tennis events including other Challenger Level events as well as World Team Tennis.
Based in Plainview, NY, Sanford, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) works with content partners to develop end-to-end solutions for multimedia IPTV services. The NeuLion IPTV Platform encodes, delivers, stores and manages an unlimited range of multimedia content and the operational support system (OSS) maintains all billing and customer support services. Content partners are responsible for content aggregation and the sales and marketing for the individual IPTV service. NeuLion ranks as a world leader in customer/partner relationships with sports, international and specialty television content partners including, in sports, the NHL, the NFL, the NBA and NCAA Division I schools and conferences and, in respect to international and specialty television aggregators and networks, KyLinTV (Chinese), ABS-CBN (Filipino), Talfazat and Talfazat-ART (Arabic), TV-Desi (South Asian) and Sky Angel (Christian). Customer/partner content can be viewed by way of the Internet on PCs and mobile devices and on the television through NeuLion's IPTV set top boxes.
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