|By Marketwired .||
|August 22, 2013 07:30 AM EDT||
PLAINVIEW, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 08/22/13 -- NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, and Coliseum Sports Media today announced the signing of a new exclusive multi-year partnership agreement that provides New Zealand football fans with the first official and only online interactive destination to watch all 380 games of the Barclays Premier League both live and on-demand. Powered by the NeuLion Sports Platform, the new digital destination will immerse fans in over 1000 hours of Barclays Premier League action on multiple Internet-connected devices including PCs, smartphones, tablets and Apple TV (www.neulion.com/premierleague).
As a leader in delivering live sports events for the top professional sports leagues in the world, NeuLion will offer fans in New Zealand watching Premier Games online an exciting interactive viewing experience. The service enabled by the NeuLion Sports Platform will provide beautiful quality video coupled with engaging features on the country's most popular internet devices for nonstop action anytime, anywhere.
"Coliseum Sports is dedicated to providing fans across New Zealand access to every game of the Barclays Premier League," said Tim Martin, CEO of Coliseum Sports Media. "The experience we are able to give them is much more than watching the game, the interaction immersed in the video makes for a unique experience not found on traditional broadcast. NeuLion gives us the opportunity to give our fans something they've never seen before."
The experience NeuLion creates is more than just watching video; it's the interactions involved with each game. Premier League Pass offers fans a wide variety of interactive touch points to keep them constantly engaged with the league, from picture-in-picture, simultaneous quad game viewing to full DVR controls, highlights, pre and postgame shows, news, schedules and more.
"We are excited to bring New Zealand football fans unlimited access to the Barclays Premier League Tournament and deliver a new level of service that we've become recognized for around the world," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President of NeuLion. "Whether it's a consumer at home or on the move, or one of the many English pubs in New Zealand, the NeuLion delivered service is designed to give sports fans the best digital experience possible anytime, anywhere. Premier League Pass is going to provide an incredibly fun and affordable experience and deliver soccer to New Zealanders the way they deserve."
For more information, visit www.neulion.com/premierleague.
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers a true end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand content to any Internet-connected device. NeuLion enables content owners and distributors, as well as cable operators and broadcasters, to optimally address the massive consumer demand for viewing video content on laptops, smartphones, iPads and other connected devices. NeuLion's sports customers include major sports leagues, colleges and universities, regional networks and broadcasters. NeuLion's technology also provides innovative solutions to general entertainment companies and broadcasters. NeuLion is based in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.neulion.com.
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