SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

June 21, 2010 10:02 ET

NeuLion Steps in to Carry College Conference Realignment Breaking News

The University of Nebraska and University of Colorado Make Historic Moves

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - June 21, 2010) - The recent conference changes in college sports showed prominent athletic programs finding new homes as Nebraska moved from the Big 12 to the Big Ten Conference and Colorado switched from the Big 12 to the Pac-10 Conference. On the heels of these epic announcements, both schools relied on Digital Media Partner, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) to carry the live streaming coverage of the news.

As existing partners for E-commerce, Web and Video publishing services, NeuLion's technology and marketing support helped Nebraska and Colorado communicate these historic changes to the college landscape. Engaging their respective fan bases with high quality video was a must for both universities. 

"When you're in a fast-moving environment, you want partners who can work with speed and precision. Never was that more evident than the day Nebraska became a Big Ten Conference member, and we carried back-to-back live press conferences on our website. On short notice, NeuLion was able to orchestrate everything that was necessary for our fans around the world to sit at their computers and watch history being made. The pressure was on, and NeuLion came through once again," said Randy York, Director of Huskers.com at the University of Nebraska.

As a leader in IPTV and multi-platform delivery of news, sports and entertainment, NeuLion's streaming support for the Huskers' and Buffs' live press conferences brought the breaking news to their global fan base.

"Once we became aware of our announcement to move to the Pac-10 Conference, we contacted our partners at NeuLion with a list of things we were hoping for help with and a quick brainstorm on ways to maximize the site traffic we were anticipating on CUBuffs.com," said Lindsay Lew, Director of Strategic Sales and Communication at the University of Colorado. "They delivered ideas, content and graphics to our web team in less than an hour, and the day of our press conference they had all hands on deck to deliver flawless back-end execution for our team and awesome customer support to our fans who were watching the live stream of our press conference. Their dedication was key to the great success of our big day."

NeuLion provides a suite of services and technology to hundreds collegiate and professional sports and entertainment properties worldwide. NeuLion continues its presence in the college sector by participating at the annual NACDA Conference June 22-23 in Anaheim, CA.

About NeuLion
Based in Plainview, NY, Sanford, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion (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. The Company ranks as a world leader in customer/partner relationships with sports, international and specialty television content partners including, in sports, the NHL, the NFL, 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 the Company's IPTV set top box.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements and represent NeuLion's current intentions in respect of future activities. These statements, in addressing future events and conditions, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements can by identified by the use of the words "will," "expect," "seek," "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," and "intend" and statements that an event or result "may," "will," "can," "should," "could," or "might" occur or be achieved and other similar expressions. Forward-looking statements involve significant risk, uncertainties and assumptions. These factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. Although the forward-looking statements contained in this release are based upon what management believes to be reasonable assumptions, the Company cannot assure readers that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release and the Company assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Many factors could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements: our continued relationships with our channel and content partners; general economic and market segment conditions; competitor activity; product capability and acceptance rates; technology changes; and international risk and currency exchange. A more detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual results to materially differ from current expectations is contained in the Company's most recent annual MD&A filed on www.sedar.com as well as in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's most recent annual report on Form 10-K filed on www.sedar.com and available on www.sec.gov

Contact Information

  • NeuLion Press Contact:
    Jennifer Powalski
    Phone: 516-622-8334
    Email: Email Contact

    NeuLion Investor Relations Contact:
    G. Scott Paterson
    Phone: 416-368-6464
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