NeuLion Powers New Season of NHL Digital Products
The NeuLion Sports Platform Delivers an Extensive Game Center Experience for Hockey Fans Worldwide
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - Jan 22, 2013) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand sports content to Internet-connected devices, today announced the enhanced 2012-2013 NHL GameCenter™ product for the new NHL® season, which features a highly interactive, innovative interface and new fan touch-points that enable a state-of-the-art hockey experience.
Available now on more than ten Internet-connected devices and later this season on BlackBerry 10, NHL GameCenter™ adds even more free video content for users to engage with, as well as a brand-new live game simulation for the ultimate second screen experience on PC, tablets and smartphones. Additionally, at the end of each game, fans can watch select game highlights for free. The NeuLion Sports Platform brings together all of these extensive data feeds, HD video streams and audio into one place to deliver the farthest-reaching digital hockey destination yet.
"NHL GameCenter LIVE™ offers the most robust live-game viewing experience, whether it is used as a complementary second-screen or the primary method of watching games," said Steve McArdle, SVP of NHL Business Development and Strategic Planning. "Thanks to NeuLion's innovative sports technology, we are able to give fans more options and customization than ever before, bringing them closer to the game and providing the great NHL content they demand across multiple devices, anytime, anywhere."
For the first time, this season, NHL GameCenter LIVE™ is available on Xbox 360. Using NeuLion's innovative streaming technology, all live and archived games will be delivered in HD at 60 frames per second to optimize the Xbox capabilities and enhance the fan's big screen experience. Also on Xbox 360, fans can watch two games at once with split-screen viewing.
"The NHL is back and we couldn't be happier," said EVP and Co-Founder of NeuLion, Chris Wagner. "We can't wait to provide NHL fans with another season of the ultimate digital destination for professional hockey and now with even more amazing features for fans, including the live game simulator. Our partnership with the NHL continues to grow and this season is no exception."
NHL GameCenter LIVE™ is the league's critically acclaimed, out-of-market, live-game streaming product featuring the most robust viewing experience with in-game interactivity, on-demand replays, highlights and more. This season it is available for the special price of $49.99; visit http://nhl.com/gamecenterlive for more information and to register. Blackout and other restrictions apply.
Founded in 2004, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers an end-to-end solution to deliver live and on-demand sports content to any Internet-enabled device. NeuLion enables content owners, distributors and cable operators technology tools that afford them to capitalize on the massive consumer demand for viewing video content on PCs, smartphones, iPads and other similar devices. NeuLion's customers include major sports leagues, cable operators and entertainment companies. NeuLion is based in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.neulion.com.
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