SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

February 04, 2016 07:30 ET

NeuLion Signs New Agreement With Professional Bowlers Association and Launches New Video Streaming Service

New PBA Xtra Frame Service Boasts New Mobile Apps and an Enhanced Video Player Experience

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - February 04, 2016) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand digital video content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that it has renewed its agreement with the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and launched major upgrades to the PBA Xtra Frame over-the-top (OTT) video streaming service in time for the PBA's first "major" of the season, the PBA Firelake Tournament of Champions happening this week.

The leading organization for the sport of professional bowling worldwide, the PBA launched Xtra Frame with NeuLion in 2010 and since then has seen significant subscription growth year after year. The recently launched, all-new Xtra Frame service includes enhanced mobile and tablet apps, interactive event replays and an advanced video player that can support video qualities all the way to 4K Ultra HD. In addition, fans now have the ability to watch all the action in slow motion and share with friends across social media.

Powered by the NeuLion® Digital Platform, the Xtra Frame service offers online access from multiple devices to live and on-demand PBA events for $3.99 for a 3-Day Pass, $7.99 per month or $64.99 per year. PBA Xtra Frame gives bowling fans around the world access to match play at every PBA, PBA50 and PWBA Tour event plus behind-the-scenes footage, select coverage of World Bowling Tour, PBA regional and special events, exclusive live commentary, interviews and features with PBA professionals, and archived ESPN telecasts. Available on desktop, Android and iOS, subscribers enjoy high-quality video of exclusive content along with interactive features at home and on the go.

An end-to-end solution, the NeuLion Digital Platform delivers licensed software components and services for content ingestion, encoding, management, security, monetization, monitoring and analytics to streamline the content delivery process. The platform facilitates the streaming and sharing of high-quality content up to 4K, including premium sports and entertainment content.

"The NeuLion® Digital Platform is delivering an enhanced experience for PBA Xtra Frame subscribers, and we're pleased that the PBA continues to see value in NeuLion's technology and services. We look forward to working with the PBA to implement new monetization features to drive additional revenue," said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, CEO of NeuLion.

"With NeuLion's help, the PBA has delivered a one of a kind digital home for fans of bowling from all over the world, and we look forward to enabling more access to the professionals and competitions that drive this hugely popular sport," said Tom Clark, Commissioner of PBA.

For more information, click here view a case study about PBA Xtra Frames.

About the PBA
The Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) is an organization of more than 3,200 of the best bowlers from 27 countries who compete in PBA Tour, PBA International Tour, PBA Regional, PBA Women's Regional and PBA50 Tour events. The PBA is in its 57th consecutive year of nationally-televised competition, reaching bowling fans around the world who follow PBA activities through the PBA Network which includes Xtra Frame, the PBA's exclusive online bowling channel, ESPN and CBS Sports Network, and the PBA on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. PBA sponsors include Barbasol, Brunswick, Ebonite International, GEICO, Grand Casino Hotel and Resort, HotelPlanner.com, MOTIV, 900 Global, PBA Bowling Challenge Mobile Game, Rolltech, South Point Hotel Casino and Spa, Storm Products and the United States Bowling Congress, among others. For more information, log on to www.pba.com.

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 including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others. With the recent acquisition of DivX, LLC, NeuLion also operates a robust consumer electronics licensing business that has enabled over 1 billion devices worldwide with secure, high-quality video playback, and delivers 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
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