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Rogers Media Expands Partnership With NeuLion
New TV Everywhere Service, Sportsnet NOW, Allows Viewers to Access All Seven Broadcast Channels Through One Digital Destination on Multiple Devices
|By Marketwired .
|June 6, 2014 07:31 AM EDT
PLAINVIEW, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/06/14 -- NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced an expanded partnership with Rogers Media to create and deliver a TV Everywhere experience for Rogers' seven Sportsnet channels, called Sportsnet NOW, across Canada on multiple devices. Through the partnership, NeuLion will deliver authenticated live simulcasts of the Sportsnet channels in an innovative, user-friendly interface available across PC, smartphones and tablets.
The NeuLion TV Everywhere Platform, a full service end-to-end suite of video management, distribution and monetization tools, enables Rogers Media to give its subscribers yet another way to connect to Sportsnet, the leading source for in-depth sports coverage in Canada. The seamless pay TV authentication with Sportsnet affiliates across multiple devices will quickly and easily allow viewers to sign-in and choose how and what they want to watch. Sportsnet NOW features a quad screen view option that will enable viewers to turn their PC, tablet or smartphone into a multi-channel sports experience.
The new digital destination, built exclusively for Sportsnet, will also include a state-of-the-art, intuitive consumer navigation panel showing what is live across all seven channels, which will easily allow viewers to instantly navigate and personalize what is important to them. Additionally, the channel broadcast schedule seamlessly integrates with the new service for Sportsnet's viewers, providing easy navigation across channels with a newly introduced DVR feature for searching and watching all of the channels. Viewers can then set alerts and reminders to watch any upcoming shows.
"Our partnership with NeuLion continues to grow as they enable us to deliver more and more unique digital experiences, getting our content quickly and easily into viewers' hands," said Pary Bell, Vice President of Sportsnet & NHL Properties, Digital Media, Rogers. "By working with NeuLion, we are able to seamlessly integrate our seven broadcast channels through one digital destination, allowing our viewers access to all content on digital devices and the ability to watch up to four different channels at once."
"We are excited to expand our partnership with Rogers Media with the launch of Sportsnet NOW using the NeuLion TV Everywhere Platform," said Chris Wagner, EVP of Marketplace Strategy at NeuLion. "This new TV Everywhere experience is second-to-none, giving viewers access to all seven channels on multiple devices with integrated programming guides, network DVR features for the consumer and personalization features for Sportsnet fans."
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.
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, 2013, which is available on www.sec.gov and filed on www.sedar.com.
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