SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

April 13, 2015 09:58 ET

NeuLion Partners With World Surf League for the Global Delivery of Surfing Action Over-the-Top

World Surf League Deploys NeuLion® Digital Platform to Launch Its Own OTT Network and Upgrade the User Experience Through Enhanced Interactivity

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - April 13, 2015) - NeuLion , Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider that specializes in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices, is pleased to announce a partnership with the World Surf League (WSL), pairing the technology world's most sophisticated digital platform with the best surfing on the planet. 

World Surf League has chosen the NeuLion® Digital Platform to distribute its live and on-demand content over-the-top (OTT). Together, NeuLion and WSL will deliver compelling surfing footage coupled with interactive touch-points including super slo-mo viewing, real-time highlights and the ability to stream in 1080p HD and Ultra HD (4K) to create the number one destination for surfing fans around the world.

"The mantra at the WSL has always been to bring the world's best surfing to the largest possible audience with the very best experience," said Paul Speaker, World Surf League CEO. "NeuLion is a top-of-class partner and we're thrilled to be bringing the unparalleled adventure, competitive drama and athleticism of professional surfing to the world with their help."

With celebrated experience in servicing the National Hockey League (NHL), the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and other world-class sport and entertainment properties, NeuLion will now showcase the world's best surfers on the elite WSL Championship Tour -- an international 21-event series featuring the top male and female surfers on the planet.

"We're delighted to add the World Surf League to our strong and growing roster of sports partners who want to deliver high-quality video up to 4K OTT," said NeuLion CEO Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. "It's our aim to ensure that worldsurfleague.com and related apps are the best places out of the water to catch a wave and enjoy the thrills and spills of the world's best surfing action."

Crowning the undisputed world surfing champions since 1976, the WSL (formerly Association of Surfing Professionals or ASP) has existed at the vanguard of digital innovation and media offerings, even pioneering global webcasting in the mid-1990s. Today's announcement of the League's partnership with NeuLion is further indicative of the sport's commitment to joining with best-in-class entities in bringing the sport to the public.

Join NeuLion and the world's best surfers at the next stop on the 2015 WSL Samsung Galaxy Championship Tour: the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro from April 15 - 26, 2015 LIVE on WorldSurfLeague.com.

WSL Samsung Galaxy Men's Championship Tour:
- Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast: February 28 - March 13, 2015 - won by Filipe Toledo (BRA)
- Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach: April 1 - 12, 2015 - won by Mick Fanning (AUS)
- Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: April 15 - 26, 2015
- Rio Pro: May 11 - 22, 2015
- Fiji Pro: June 7 - 19, 2015
- J-Bay Open: July 8 - 19, 2015
- Billabong Pro Teahupoo: August 14 - 25, 2015
- Hurley Pro at Trestles: September 9 - 20, 2015
- Quiksilver Pro France: October 6 - 17, 2015
- Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal: October 20 - 31, 2015
- Billabong Pipeline Masters: December 8 - 20, 2015

WSL Samsung Galaxy Women's Championship Tour schedule:
- Roxy Pro Gold Coast: February 28 - March 13, 2015 - won by Carissa Moore (HAW)
- Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach: April 1 - 12, 2015 - won by Carissa Moore (HAW)
- Drug Aware Margaret River Pro: April 15 - 26, 2015
- Rio Women's Pro: May 11 - 22, 2015
- Fiji Women's Pro: May 31 - June 5, 2015
- Trestles Women's Pro: September 9 - 20, 2015
- Cascais Women's Pro: September 22 - 28, 2015
- Roxy Pro France: October 6 - 17, 2015
- Maui Women's Pro: November 22 - December 6, 2015

For more information, check out WorldSurfLeague.com

ABOUT WSL
The World Surf League (WSL), formerly Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), has been championing the world's best surfing since 1976, running global products across the Samsung Galaxy men's and women's Championship Tours, Big Wave Tour, Qualifying Series, Junior and Longboard Championships as well as the Big Wave Awards. The League possesses a deep appreciation for the sport's rich heritage while promoting progression, innovation and performance at the highest levels. Showcasing the world's best surfing on the singular platform of WorldSurflLeague.com has energized an already-passionate global fan base with millions around the world tuning in to see the likes of Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina, Stephanie Gilmore, John John Florence, Carissa Moore and others do battle in the most dynamic field of play in all of sports.

About NeuLion
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital content management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide. With the recent acquisition of DivX, the company also operates a robust consumer electronics licensing business that has enabled over 1 billion devices worldwide with secure, high-quality video playback and a DivX® consumer software offering that has been downloaded over 1 billion times. NeuLion's customers include major sports, entertainment and global content companies as well as major consumer electronics manufacturers and software companies. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.

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