SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.

NeuLion, Inc.

September 08, 2015 17:05 ET

NeuLion Streams US Open to Tennis Fans in China

NeuLion and CNTV Partner to Deliver Live and On-Demand Broadcast of Entire Tournament via CNTV 5+ VIP service; Premium Service Delivers OTT in China on Multiple Devices

PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - September 08, 2015) - 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 the delivery of the US Open on CNTV 5+ VIP, China’s digital premium subscription service for live and on-demand global sports events.

According to Pyramid Research, subscription video-on-demand services in China will rise to 28.3 million users and generate over US$1.2 billion in 2016. Pyramid Research states the main appeals of OTT video services in China include exclusive access to a wide range of content, including premium sports, real-time interaction during popular sports games, multi-screen access and OTT subscriptions at similar rates to basic cable TV fees.

CNTV 5+ VIP, powered by the NeuLion® Digital Platform, offers viewers throughout China an exclusive high-quality video experience across multiple devices with interactive touch points allowing them to dive deeper into the sports action with live stats, multiple camera views, real-time highlights, scores, chat and more.

“We are thrilled to stream one of the world’s largest tennis events to viewers in China,” said NeuLion CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili. “Our technology and video infrastructure in China has allowed us to deliver a high-quality video experience for viewers throughout the country that are looking to consume global sports events including the Olympics, US Open, World Cup and more. China has been and will continue to be important to our corporate growth strategy.”

CNTV agrees that NeuLion has been instrumental in providing the highest quality digital sports experience with CNTV 5+ VIP. As we add more global sports events, CNTV 5+ VIP continues to be the go-to destination for viewers to consume and interact with live sports on multiple devices. Both CNTV and NeuLion are thrilled with the success of the service and look forward to continuing to grow this digital platform in China.

The NeuLion Digital Platform is an end-to-end platform providing licensed components from content ingestion, encoding and management to content security and monitoring that 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.

NeuLion will be showcasing live demonstrations of its services at IBC 2015. Visit NeuLion in Hall 14 Stand F34.

NOTE TO EDITORS: To book a media briefing with NeuLion at IBC 2015, please contact Solange Jacobs Randolph at solange.randolph@neulion.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.

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