SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

May 04, 2011 12:00 ET

NeuLion Scores a Knockout, Powers Live Online Streaming of Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley World Welterweight Championship

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - May 4, 2011) - When Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley step into the boxing ring on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at the sold-out MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the world welterweight championship fight, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) will power the live online streaming of the event to boxing fans in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. NeuLion is the only true end-to-end solution for delivering live or on-demand content to any Internet-enabled device. Recent streamed live sports events enabled by NeuLion's technology platform include the National Hockey League (NHL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs and Major League Soccer (MLS) games.

Produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV®, the four-bout pay-per-view boxing card will feature a four-shot, multi-angle dynamic video player that will offer fans an up-close, ring-side view of the highly anticipated Pacquiao and Mosley match up. Multiple audio channels available for viewers will include Spanish announcers.

The online interactive video portal, www.toprank.tv, will offer the Pacquiao vs. Mosley four-bout pay-per-view live stream for $54.99 USD.

"Video and audio streaming of live sports events, especially delivering multiple video and audio feeds, is far from simple. The NeuLion team has worked hard in building our video and audio distribution platform that gives sports organizations, colleges, and teams the ability to stream live sports events. The promoters and organizers can focus on organizing the best event, while NeuLion's capability offers them reliability and ease of use," said Marc Sokol, EVP of marketing and business development, NeuLion.

Prior to streaming the Pacquiao and Mosley event, NeuLion developed and built Top Rank's website (www.toprank.com) and mobile app (download at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/top-rank-boxing/id376413220?mt=8). With NeuLion's unique content management system, Top Rank can easily update content, embed videos of interviews with boxers, and all the content that boxing fans are passionate about.

"With NeuLion's previous work on the Top Rank website, an attractive, dynamic destination for boxing fans, we were excited to expand our work with NeuLion on delivering the dynamic, live streaming broadcast of the Pacquiao vs. Mosley match," said Todd duBoef, president of Top Rank. "We knew we needed a company with extensive expertise at delivering live streaming of high-profile sports events, and NeuLion had exactly what we needed to deliver a dynamic audio and video feed of this exciting event."

Select cable and satellite TV systems will also be offering the pay-per-view live stream. Viewers should check with their local providers.

About NeuLion
Founded in 2000, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) is the only true end-to-end solution for delivering live or on-demand content to any Internet-enabled device. NeuLion works with cable programmers, video content aggregators and telecommunications companies who want to deliver their content on smartphones, tablets and PCs. NeuLion customers include major entertainment, sports, global content and news companies. NeuLion is based in Plainview, NY. For more information, visit www.neulion.com.

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 be 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, NeuLion 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 NeuLion assumes no obligation to update or revise them to reflect new events or circumstances, except as required by law. Many factors could cause NeuLion's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements that may be expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, including: our ability to realize some or all of the anticipated benefits of our partnerships; general economic and market segment conditions; our continued relationships with our content partners; competitor activity; product capability and acceptance rates; technology changes; foreign exchange risk; interest rate risk; and credit risk. A 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 NeuLion's most recent annual report on Form 10-K available on www.sec.gov and filed on www.sedar.com as well as in NeuLion's most recent annual MD&A filed on www.sedar.com.

Contact Information

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