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Univision NOW Expands Access to Univision Content for Viewers on Internet Connected Devices
PLAINVIEW, NY --(Marketwired - January 05, 2016) - 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 that the NeuLion® Digital Platform is powering Univision NOW -- a groundbreaking new direct-to-consumer over-the-top (OTT) service by Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America.
Launched on desktop, smartphones and tablets, the live and on-demand multi-channel Univision NOW service offers live video streams of Univision's broadcast channels directly to consumers through a subscription service, complete with interactive features. The NeuLion Digital Platform is being used by UCI to deliver local and national feeds for the Univision and UniMas networks, including local feeds across several markets, a 72-hour live TV look-back feature, and a library of primetime video-on-demand content. Univision NOW is available for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.
After an extensive marketplace review, UCI selected the NeuLion Digital Platform to power Univision NOW. NeuLion's success in the market with sports and entertainment rights holders include Univision Deportes, Pivot TV, and a host of major sports brands, including the NBA, NFL, UFC, Major League Soccer and Tennis Channel.
NeuLion's video platform and services enabled and quickly brought to market a brand new streaming service for Univision. Out of the box, the NeuLion Digital Platform provides live ad insertion, TV Everywhere authentication, storefront customization with in-app purchases, and Nielsen, FreeWheel and Omniture integration. The platform supports adaptive streaming video with resolutions up to 4Kp60, the quality of which can be monitored in real-time with NeuLion's QoS dashboard showing connected users and devices by region, platform and device.
"NeuLion handled all the complexities inherent to launching an OTT service and got Univision NOW to market in record time," said NeuLion CEO Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. "It's exciting to help this innovative broadcaster reach new viewers online with the popular live content the Univision NOW services provides."
"We looked at the major players in the video delivery space and selected NeuLion's platform to power Univision Now. Its turnkey solution is ideal for reaching our target audience on as many screens as possible with a great user experience," said Scott Levine, senior vice president, Product and Technology, Univision Communications Inc.
The NeuLion Digital Platform is an end-to-end platform providing licensed software components as well as services that include content ingestion, encoding and management to content security, monetization, monitoring and analytics 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, 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, Tennis Channel, MSG, 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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