SOURCE: NeuLion, Inc.
April 01, 2010 10:41 ET
Ole Miss Athletics and Digital Media Partner NeuLion Launch First Collegiate High Definition GameCenter
Rebel Baseball Season Opens With HD Streaming
PLAINVIEW, NY--(Marketwire - April 1, 2010) - Leading IPTV service provider NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) and Ole Miss Athletics today announced the debut of a brand new high definition (HD) live game service for the 2010 baseball season.
As part of Ole Miss' subscription video service, Rebel Vision, the Ole Miss HD Baseball GameCenter gives Ole Miss fans the ability to watch live baseball games online. The video stream features a Southeastern Conference-best display, capable of achieving brilliant HD at 720p resolution.
OleMissSports.com represents the first official athletic site from NeuLion's nearly 200 collegiate partner sites to offer live HD streaming. The HD video service features adaptive streaming capabilities that allow the picture quality to conform to the viewer's bandwidth and accommodate different internet service provider speeds.
"This is the perfect accompaniment to our already professional four camera baseball production. The adaptive stream is incredible! We are very excited to be the first college to offer HD video streaming to our subscribers. We spend a lot of time and effort on our broadcasts, now stepping up our efforts with NeuLion technology so we can deliver this level of production and video streaming to our fans," said Shane Sanford, Director of Internet Services and Graphic Design for Ole Miss Sports Properties.
NeuLion supports advertising in the video player, a polling tool where fans can vote, full game schedules/archives, stats and, most importantly, live action in razor-sharp HD quality. The service is available to fans through the rest of the baseball season for all home games that are not televised. Ole Miss fans can access the live game HD player by clicking on the Watch HD Baseball Banner from the Ole Miss homepage.
"NeuLion has seen firsthand the increase in revenue that can be obtained very quickly when fans are given an enhanced viewing experience in HD. We have seen this in our NeuLion professional sports networks such as the NHL and NFL. It keeps them coming back for more," said Chris Wagner, Executive Vice President of NeuLion. "The picture quality is amazing and brings new attention to Ole Miss Athletics. NeuLion will be rolling out more college HD networks this coming fall 2010."
Fans can get the remaining non-televised home baseball games in HD for $28.95 or as a free upgrade to existing annual audio/video subscribers.
Based in Plainview, NY, Sanford, Florida and Toronto, Ontario, NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) works with content partners to develop end-to-end solutions for multimedia IPTV services. The NeuLion IPTV Platform encodes, delivers, stores and manages an unlimited range of multimedia content and the Operational Support System (OSS) maintains all billing and customer support services. Content partners are responsible for content aggregation and the sales and marketing for the individual IPTV service. The Company ranks as a world leader in customer/partner relationships with sports, international and specialty television content partners including, in sports, the NHL, the NFL, NCAA Division I schools and conferences and, in respect to international and specialty television aggregators and networks, KyLinTV (Chinese), ABS-CBN (Filipino), Talfazat (Arabic), TV-Desi (South Asian) and Sky Angel (Christian). Customer/partner content can be viewed by way of the Internet on PCs and mobile devices and on the television through the Company's IPTV set top box.
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