PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - Apr 18, 2011) - NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), the broadcast technology company, today announced the College Division of NeuLion, a business unit devoted exclusively to college athletics.
The College Division of NeuLion represents the company's strong commitment for further development and expansion within the college sector. The company already broadcasts thousands of live and on-demand events for its athletic partners each year. Partners include Duke University, LSU, Oregon, NCAA Division I schools and conferences, and many others. NeuLion's standard for video in professional sports partnerships including the NHL, NBA and NFL supports the colleges' digital video initiatives and desire for multi device delivery.
"We are excited about the strength and momentum of our college business as we further position ourselves as a leader in college athletics," said Nancy Li, CEO of NeuLion. "There is tremendous growth and opportunity for college athletics as it relates to digital media. We are passionate about offering services that connect more fans and expand our partners' viewer base."
In 2008 NeuLion merged with JumpTV, gaining one of the largest online offerings of college sports partnerships, including NCAA Division I schools and conferences. Since that time, NeuLion has significantly grown the digital offering for its college partners through mobile, live broadcasts, HD, ticketing and other enhancements. The College Division of NeuLion and its leadership team further solidify NeuLion's dedication in college athletics and signify the evolvement of this space.
Leading this team is Steven Brown, whose title becomes Senior Vice President of NeuLion College and Ed O'Brien as Vice President of NeuLion College.
Prior to his position as Senior Vice President of NeuLion College, Steven Brown served as Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at SilverCarrot and Senior Director of Business Development at United Online. Other leadership responsibilities have included Director of Business Development at Snowball.com, IGN and WFAN Sports Radio New York. Brown is responsible for new business development for college athletic departments.
Ed O'Brien brings over ten years of sports media experience with prior roles in Media and Marketing at Vertro, Major League Baseball Advanced Media and Strike One and Motivated Sports. In his current role as Vice President of NeuLion College, O'Brien works with the company's current college partners to align their needs and goals with NeuLion's digital offering.
While NeuLion has historically held relationships with colleges and universities across the country, the dedicated College Division paves the way for aggressive broadening of its digital services and enhances NeuLion's position as the leading provider across all industry sectors. The College Division of NeuLion also provides schools with a Digital Ticketing Solution, an integrated suite of ticketing, donor and guest management tools.
"NeuLion's College Division is an important step in the evolution of NeuLion's business, allowing us to continue working with schools and providing cutting edge technology and serving as a strategic digital media partner," said Steven Brown, Senior Vice President of NeuLion College.
The College Division of NeuLion is devoted exclusively to college athletics. With over 150 collegiate partnerships, NeuLion's technology provides colleges and universities the ability to connect with fans through a suite of digital services including web hosting, integrated video player, fan support, digital marketing, ticketing solutions, live streaming services and many others.
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) is a multi-platform broadcast technology company that enables its partners to stream and monetize digital broadcast content. Consumers can view and interact with this content on any Internet-enabled device. NeuLion works with internationally recognized brands, including the NHL, the NFL, the NBA, UFC and NCAA Division I schools and conferences, KyLinTV (Chinese), ABS-CBN (Filipino), Talfazat and Talfazat-ART (Arabic), TV-Desi (South Asian), Sky Angel (Christian), Dish Network and SundanceNow. Partner content can be viewed via the Internet on PCs, mobile devices, Internet-enabled TVs, gaming consoles, on the television through NeuLion's set top boxes as well as other consumer accessories. NeuLion's corporate headquarters are based in New York. For more information visit www.neulion.com.
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