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As Digital Media Production, Delivery and Consumption Expand, NeuLion Increases Reach in College Athletics

Jun 13 2013 12:00AM

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ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 06/13/13 -- NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, today announced at the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics Convention that more than 30 colleges, universities and conferences have selected NeuLion over the last year. Several of the new partners recently joining the NeuLion College Network are Maryland, the Ivy League and eight Pac-12 member schools including University of Washington, UCLA and University of Arizona.

NeuLion's reach in college athletics continues to grow as more and more athletic departments and conferences embrace the NeuLion College Platform largely due to the leading edge technology. Additionally, the flexibility of the platform allows NeuLion's partners to leverage and focus on the components that benefit them most in the changing collegiate landscape. Athletic departments can conveniently access fan information on a single NeuLion database and quickly publish their college sports content to multiple consumer devices, all in high definition with interactive features; driving engagement and activation of new services.

"This partnership further illustrates our continued priority in providing the best-in-class experience for our fans," said Nathan Pine, Deputy Director of Athletics at the University of Maryland. "Being able to provide our fans with high quality live and on-demand content across multiple devices brings them closer to the action when and wherever they chose."

Schools in the NeuLion College Network are seeing firsthand the value of high quality content viewable on multiple devices with more fans connecting for longer times, ultimately increasing revenue across their entire athletic departments. NeuLion continues to be an innovator in college sports and is using cutting-edge implementations such as responsive design and HTML5 with our partners.

"We're seeing great growth in our college market with our NeuLion College Platform this year," said Steven Brown, SVP of NeuLion College. "As the mobile traffic across our college network grows towards 40%, fans want access to content that is interactive and high quality. We have seen both our existing NeuLion College Partners signing up for new multi-year agreements and our new partners moving from their legacy providers to gain the benefits of the NeuLion College Platform. This is having a positive impact on revenue from ticketing, ecommerce, premium video subscriptions, advertising and donor."

NeuLion is the leader in creating dynamic solutions for over 175 colleges, universities and conferences across the United States. The NeuLion College Platform provides a comprehensive suite of digital services ranging from video delivery, web publishing and social media to ticketing, donor management and advertising. NeuLion's technology gives athletic departments the tools to build and grow a successful digital business.

"We have a bold vision for our institutional website, gohuskies.com," said Carter Henderson, Assistant Athletic Director at University of Washington. "NeuLion has not just embraced our priorities but also added tremendous value and strategic direction. We could not have a better partner."

About NeuLion
Founded in 2000, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers the true end-to-end solution for delivering live and on-demand content to any Internet-enabled device. 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.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements herein are forward-looking statements and represent NeuLion's current intentions in respect of future activities. These statements, in addressing future events and conditions, involve inherent risks and uncertainties. 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 factors should be considered carefully and readers should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements. 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 continued relationships with our content partners; competitor activity; product capability and acceptance rates; technology changes; regulatory changes; foreign exchange risk; interest rate risk; and credit risk. 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 most recent annual report on Form 10-K available on www.sec.gov and filed on www.sedar.com as well as in NeuLion's most recent annual MD&A filed on www.sedar.com.



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