Plainview, New York— 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 it is partnering with Sky Sports to power its new, direct-to-consumer over-the-top (OTT) service, Sky Sports Box Office. The NeuLion® Digital Platform will power future, live pay-per-view events for Sky Sports Box Office.
"We've seen the work that NeuLion has done over many years for the English Football League, NBA, NFL, Eleven Sports Network, Euroleague Basketball, and others, and we are excited that our Sky Sports Box Office OTT service is being enabled by the NeuLion Digital Platform,” said David Gibbs, Digital Director - Sky Sports & Sky News. "We believe that NeuLion plays an important role in ensuring the success of our live OTT service, and it’s an exciting addition to our content offering for fans in the UK and Ireland."
The new Sky Sports Box Office OTT service will offer boxing fans in the UK and Ireland live premium boxing events that can be viewed via the Now TV box, PC, mobile and tablet devices. Streaming replays of the live events are available on-demand for fans up to seven (7) days later on the Sky Sports archive service.
As part of this new agreement and partnership, Sky Sports Box Office used the NeuLion Digital Platform to power the streaming of the Saturday, August 26, 2017 fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor. Next up on the service, World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua will defend his title against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on 28 October.
"Sky Sports represents fantastic content for fans in the UK and Ireland,” said Roy Reichbach, NeuLion President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue our company’s expansion in Europe having Sky Sports as our partner in addition to our growing list of European customers that include EFL Digital (English Football League), Eleven Sports Network and others is very exciting.”