PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2014) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to provide live sports content for the Xbox One -- Microsoft's latest incarnation of their next generation gaming and entertainment console. With the agreement, Microsoft licenses the NeuLion Sports Platform, along with NeuLion provided services to develop, host and operate the delivery of specific live sports content to be determined by Microsoft on the Xbox One.
NeuLion will deliver live 24/7 linear channels, stats data, and on demand content for broadcasts to Xbox One giving fans of live sports the ability to watch a high quality live video experience seamlessly integrating real-time data for stats and highlights.
NeuLion's leading software technology will capture multiple live sports feeds on its cloud based service to format the content for delivery to the Xbox One. Video will be consumed by fans at up to 6 mbps per stream and at an incredible 60 frames per second on the Xbox. This is the highest quality of live video to be delivered on an Internet-connected device.
"One of NeuLion's core strengths is our ability to get our partners to market fast with an integrated experience," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and Co-Founder of NeuLion. "Our sports platform has helped to reduce the complexities involved and deliver for Xbox fans a tremendous live sports experience on the game console."
NeuLion has a long-standing relationship with Microsoft as an Xbox development partner for several Xbox 360 applications including professional sports partnerships.
"NeuLion has enabled us to merge high-definition video with real-time data to create an interactive experience that is only available on Xbox One," said Wil Mozell, general manager of Sports Entertainment Group, Microsoft.
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers the true end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices. NeuLion enables content owners and distributors, cable operators and telecommunications companies to capitalize on the massive consumer demand for viewing video content on PCs, smartphones, iPads and other similar devices. NeuLion's customers include major entertainment, sports, global content and news companies. NeuLion is based in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.neulion.com.
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