SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

October 13, 2009 10:01 ET

Horse Racing Industry Welcomes Broadband Video Service

HRTV and NeuLion Launch New Online Video Experience for Global Fan Base

ARCADIA, CA and PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - October 13, 2009) - Horse racing fans are now able to reach new horizons and receive boundless access to HRTV's® live racing competition and original programming. HRTV and NeuLion (TSX: NLN) announce today the debut of a new service dedicated to the sport and lifestyle of horse racing.

With access to over 70 tracks from across the country and around the world, HRTV brings the thrill of live racing to viewers online through a uniquely branded video portal where fans can access all the best horse racing action.

Powered by NeuLion technology, a leading service provider of live and on demand sports and international programming, HRTV's broadband service gives racing fans the ability to watch live race coverage, the HRTV channel and unparalleled access to racing's greatest circuits, on a 24 hours per day, seven days a week basis.

The one-of-a-kind service features live races, video-on-demand, audience polling and more. Additionally, subscribers have access to various content and a full complement of the network's award-winning original programming including: "Inside Information," "Pursuit of the Cup," "Against the Odds," "Across The Board" and more.

"In collaboration with NeuLion, HRTV has developed a platform that will benefit horse fans across the globe and ensure that the great sport of horse racing is well-positioned as the digital future unfolds," said James M. Bates, executive vice president and general manager, HRTV. "As trends toward convergence continue to unfold and our distribution partners seek creative strategies to leverage content across all devices, HRTV and HRTV.com is now well-positioned to play a meaningful role in the emerging world of broadband video."

Unveiling the broadband channel is a signature element of the re-launch of HRTV's website which showcases a number of enhanced features. The upgraded HRTV.com website spotlights HRTV host blogs, updates via twitter, more video content, schedules, upcoming events and more.

"The launch of HRTV's video portal strengthens its presence as an industry leader and we are pleased to provide the technology solution and turnkey service to keep HRTV at the forefront," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion.

Subscription rates are $9.99 per month and an introductory offer of $49.99 for a 12 month subscription before December 31, 2009.

To learn more and subscribe today visit www.hrtvlive.com

About HRTV

HRTV is a 24-hour, television-based multimedia network dedicated to the "Sport of Kings," horseracing, as well as other entertaining equestrian events. Major racetracks include: Churchill Downs, Pimlico and Belmont Park, host venues for the prestigious Triple Crown series, Santa Anita, Gulfstream Park, Saratoga, Arlington Park, Laurel Park, Oaklawn Park, and many more. Passionate horse fans are also satisfied through award-winning documentaries, original programming, in-depth analysis and lifestyle programming. The HRTV television network is presently available via cable, telco video and satellite in approximately 18 million homes.

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 and international television content partners including, in sports, the NHL, the NFL, NCAA Division I schools and conferences and, in respect to international television aggregators and networks, KyLinTV (Chinese), ABS- CBN (Filipino), Talfazat (Arabic), TV-Desi (South Asian) and Sky Angel (Christian). Partner content can be viewed by way of Internet on PCs 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. Many factors could cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the results discussed or implied in the forward-looking statements. 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, including: the integration of the businesses of NeuLion and NeuLion USA, our continued relationships with our channel partners, general economic and market segment conditions, competitor activity, product capability and acceptance, rates, technology changes and international risk and currency exchange. More specific risks include that the merged entity will not be able to realize some or all of the expected synergies due to incompatibilities in the merging businesses, the inability of management to bring about such synergies or a changing business environment rendering such synergies inadvisable or uneconomical. After integrating the businesses the suite of service offerings may not perform as expected if shifting demand moves in a direction away from the expected business model of the merged entity, if competitors are able to take market share away from the merged entity or if changing technology adversely impacts the merged businesses. In addition, while the Company expects its content partners and those of NeuLion USA to continue and expand their relationship with the merged entity, there can be no assurance that such relationships will continue as expected, or at all. More detailed assessment of the risks that could cause actual results to materially differ from current expectations is contained in the "Risk Factors" section of the Company's 2008 annual MD&A and AIF filed on www.sedar.com and Registration Statement on Form 10, as amended, available on www.sec.gov.

Contact Information

  • Press Contacts:
    Scott Cooper
    HRTV
    +1-609-391-8166
    Email Contact

    Jennifer Powalski
    NeuLion, Inc.
    +1-516-622-8334
    Email Contact

    Investor Relations Contact:
    G. Scott Paterson
    Vice Chairman
    +1-416-368-6464
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