SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

March 15, 2011 13:11 ET

NeuLion Broadcasts Multi-Platform, Audio and Video College Basketball; Hundreds of Live Events Streamed in First Half of March

NeuLion Also Powers High-Definition Streaming of College Basketball and Baseball Games

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the multi-platform broadcast technology company, today announced that it streamed 400+ live college basketball events in the first half of March and that viewers spent an average of 31 minutes consuming this video and audio content. NeuLion's platform will also power broadcasts for the upcoming National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics' (NAIA) Division I Men & Women's Basketball Championships, which begin on March 16.

"College fans are passionate about following their school's basketball tourney exploits, and NeuLion gives colleges and athletic conferences the technology platform they need to seamlessly broadcast college events online," said Marc Sokol, executive vice president, marketing and business development, NeuLion. "With NeuLion's platform, our partners are in total control of their live events -- they can focus on producing the action on the court and feeding the passion of their fans -- NeuLion takes care of the rest."

College basketball live events powered by NeuLion include home-feed audio streams of top programs such as No. 1 NCAA Men's Basketball Tourney seeds Duke and Ohio State, video streams of many conference tournaments and hundreds of other basketball games. In March 2011, NeuLion is broadcasting more than 500 college basketball games from around the country.

In addition to NeuLion's technology powering the digital broadcasts of more than 500 college basketball games in March, NeuLion's platform also delivers live high-definition (HD) video streams. Both the University of Oregon and LSU are working with NeuLion to stream basketball and baseball in HD; Duke will stream select home contests of Blue Devils baseball in HD beginning March 15. Thus far in the 2010-11 college season, NeuLion has streamed more than 50 live games in HD.

"Schools can grow into the HD service with us," continued Sokol. "They might not have the equipment to stream HD today, but our platform is flexible enough that, once they do, they will quickly and easily be able to stream their games in HD."

About NeuLion
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) is a multi-platform broadcast technology company that enables its partners to stream and monetize digital broadcast content. Consumers can view and interact with this content on any Internet-enabled device. NeuLion works with internationally recognized brands, including: the NHL, the NFL, the NBA, UFC and NCAA Division I schools and conferences, KyLinTV (Chinese), ABS-CBN (Filipino), Talfazat and Talfazat-ART (Arabic), TV-Desi (South Asian), Sky Angel (Christian), Dish Network and Sundance. Partner content can be viewed via the Internet on PCs, mobile devices, Internet-enabled TVs, gaming consoles, on the television through NeuLion's set top boxes as well as other consumer accessories. NeuLion's corporate headquarters are based in New York. For more information visit www.neulion.com

Forward-Looking Statements
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