PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2013) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced the deployment of iOS and Android-based mobile applications for fourteen (14) NHL® Clubs. Powered by NeuLion, the individually club-branded apps offer exclusive team content and interactive features in an engaging user interface, allowing fans to connect with their favorite teams anytime, anywhere.
The new apps feature enhanced content including real-time game data, post-game video highlights, pre- and post-game editorial content, multiple alert settings for team and game news, customized video and editorial feeds and channels, interactive team rosters, photo galleries, and more. Additionally, the app integrates with the clubs' Twitter and Instagram feeds enabling fans to achieve a more socially connected experience with the team before, during, and after the game. Providing convenient integration of all club content in one location pulls the fans right into the action and ensures they do not miss a beat.
"Our long-time partnership with NeuLion has allowed us to create innovative and exclusive digital products," said Steve McArdle, NHL Executive Vice President of Digital Media and Strategic Planning. "Their technology helps us innovate and expand on what we can provide our dedicated fan base, and their sports platform allows us to deliver enhanced digital experiences that our fans have come to expect."
The NeuLion Sports Platform makes it fast and easy for clubs to publish content, live events, videos, highlights and club news in one location and distribute it on multiple devices.
"The brand new NHL Game Center Club Apps are state-of-the-art," said Nancy Li, CEO of NeuLion. "Each year, the NHL and NeuLion are coming up with new ways to stay at the forefront of the sports industry and each year we continue to bring fan engagement to new levels."
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.
About the NHL
The National Hockey League, founded in 1917, is the second-oldest of the four major professional team sports leagues in North America. Today, the NHL® consists of 30 Member Clubs, each reflecting the League's international makeup, with players from more than 20 countries represented on team rosters. According to a Simmons Market Research study, NHL fans are younger, more educated, more affluent, and access content through digital means more than any other sport. The NHL entertains more than 250 million fans each season in-arena and through its partners in national television (NBCSN, NBC, TSN, CBC, RDS, RIS, and NHL Network™) and radio (NHL Radio™, Sirius XM Radio). Through the NHL Foundation, the League's charitable arm, the NHL raises money and awareness for Hockey Fights Cancer™ and NHL Youth Development, and supports the charitable efforts of NHL players. For more information on the NHL, log on to NHL.com.
Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements and represent NeuLion's current intentions in respect of future activities. 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. These statements, in addressing future events and conditions, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. 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 customers' subscriber levels and financial health; our ability to pursue and consummate acquisitions in a timely manner; our continued relationships with our customers; our ability to negotiate favorable terms for contract renewals; competitor activity; product capability and acceptance rates; technology changes; regulatory changes; foreign exchange risk; interest rate risk; and credit risk. These factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, which is available on www.sec.gov and filed on www.sedar.com.
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