PLAINVIEW, NY and BROOKLYN, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/04/13 -- NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the leading enabler and provider of live and on-demand content to Internet-connected devices, and Barclays Center in Brooklyn have formed an alliance that designates NeuLion as the exclusive provider of digital internet streaming services at the arena.
The new service will provide fans with live, HD video for select Barclays Center events; excluding NBA games. The exclusive partnership marks the debut of NeuLion's technology at Barclays Center and gives fans access to select live arena events delivered to PCs, smartphones, and tablets.
For the first time ever, Barclays Center fans can buy a digital ticket to watch a live event. The new service provides Barclays Center and its event promoters an opportunity to reach local fans or connect with brand new fans that want the Barclays Center experience but do not live in the New York Metro area.
NeuLion will design and deliver the service using its award-winning NeuLion TV Everywhere Platform, offering fans live HD events that they can enjoy online while connected to today's top PCs, smartphones and tablet devices. The service, powered by NeuLion, will offer fans interactive features for replays, programming guides, highlights, DVR, and more.
It's more than just the game or the concert streaming. The service features will include additional camera angles, selectable audio choices, and supplemental content from back stage and player interviews.
"We are thrilled to continue expanding our strong technology portfolio through our alliance with NeuLion," said Brett Yormark, CEO of Barclays Center and the Brooklyn Nets. "Barclays Center now has the opportunity to share some of its diverse lineup of world-class sports, concerts, and entertainment events with a global audience."
Using the NeuLion TV Everywhere Platform, Barclays Center will be able to offer its event promoters flexible revenue generators for digital ticket sales that can be offered to viewers as pay per view, subscription memberships, or free digital tickets complemented with live advertising.
NeuLion is the technology leader in creating dynamic solutions that remain on the cutting edge of the television industry. Trusted by the world's top players, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, UFC and more, NeuLion continues to grow its partnerships and provide innovative, high quality, interactive experiences that are proven to increase viewer engagement and drive new revenue.
"Watching live sports and concerts online has never been more incredible," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President and co-founder of NeuLion. "We are excited about our partnership with Barclays Center. Together we are taking the in-arena experience and bringing it online, adding even more ways for fans to engage with their favorite sports and entertainment content anytime, anywhere."
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.
About Barclays Center
Barclays Center opened on September 28, 2012, and is a major sports and entertainment venue in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies, and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOM (www.aecom.com/architecture) and SHoP Architects (www.shoparc.com), Barclays Center has one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed into a modern multi-purpose arena, with unparalleled sightlines and first-class amenities. Barclays Center offers approximately 17,732 seats for basketball, 14,500 seats for hockey and up to 19,000 seats for concerts, and has 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, four clubs, and 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express.
Barclays Center is hosting an extensive variety of events, including premier concerts, monthly major professional boxing cards, top college basketball, family shows, the Brooklyn Nets and soon the New York Islanders.
In addition to Barclays, the naming rights partner, Founding Partners for Barclays Center include American Honda Motor Co., Inc., American Express, Calvin Klein, Cushman & Wakefield, EmblemHealth, Foxwoods Resort Casino, GEICO, MetroPCS, Stolichnaya, and Ticketmaster. Other sponsors include: adidas, Anheuser-Busch, BlackBerry, The Coca-Cola Company, Gym Source, Haier America, High Point Solutions, JetBlue, LIU Brooklyn, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, SONY, and Willis.
Located atop one of the largest transportation hubs in New York City, Barclays Center is accessible by 11 subway lines, the Long Island Rail Road, and 11 bus lines.
For more information on Barclays Center, please visit www.barclayscenter.com.
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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