NeuLion

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NeuLion Inc.
Subsidiary
Traded as TSX: NLN
Founded 2004
Headquarters Plainview, New York, USA
Key people
Nancy Li, Executive Chair
Roy E. Reichbach, President and CEO
Michael Her, Chief Technology Officer
Christopher Wagner, EVP, Marketplace Strategy
Ronald Nunn, EVP, Operations
Tim Alavathil, Chief Financial Officer
Number of employees
525 (July 2016)
Parent William Morris Endeavor
Website http://www.neulion.com

NeuLion (pronounced "new lion") is a digital video technology company headquartered in Plainview, New York, USA.[1][2][3]

The company specializes in digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content, to Internet-enabled devices.

History[edit]

  • 2004: NeuLion was founded in as a privately held technology company.
  • October 2008: NeuLion finalized a merger with Internet streaming company JumpTV[4] combining technology and client partnerships in sports, international and variety programming.
  • July 2009: JumpTV Inc. changed its name to NeuLion, Inc. and continued trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the new name and new symbol NLN.[5]
  • November 2009: NeuLion acquired Vancouver based webcasting company Interactive Netcasting Systems ("INSINC")[6] which held among other properties, eight North American based hockey leagues.
  • October 2010: the NeuLion closed an acquisition of TransVideo International.[7] TransVideo is a Chinese-based IPTV technology provider and a manufacturer of set top boxes utilized by the company.
  • February 2015: NeuLion acquired DivX, Inc., a digital video solutions provider and Kanaan Jemili, former DivX CEO became CEO of NeuLion.[8]
  • June 2016: NeuLion acquired Saffron Digital, a UK-based company building multi-platform digital video services for entertainment delivered over-the-top to internet connected devices. Roy Reichbach was promoted from General Counsel to President and CEO, replacing Kanaan Jemili.[9]
  • December 2017: NeuLion reached an agreement with an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group to sell certain DivX assets, IP and subsidiaries.
  • February 2018: NeuLion closes transaction with an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group to sell certain DivX assets, intellectual property and subsidiaries for cash consideration of $41.5 million.
  • March 2018: NeuLion entered into an agreement to be acquired by sports and entertainment leader Endeavor in an all-cash deal valued at approximately USD $250 million. Upon completion of the transaction, NeuLion will become a privately held subsidiary of Endeavor.[10]
  • May 2018: NeuLion announced the closing of its acquisition by sports and entertainment leader Endeavor.[11]

Company Information[edit]

NeuLion works with content owners and rights holders in the sports and entertainment industries and has approximately 525 employees worldwide.

NeuLion has principal offices in Plainview, New York; San Diego, California; Sanford, Florida; and London, UK with additional offices in 12 other cities worldwide.

Services[edit]

NeuLion’s technology and services include multi-screen video delivery solutions, consumer electronics licensing, professional content tools and consumer software.

NeuLion Digital Platform: The NeuLion Digital Platform is an end-to-end video streaming platform providing licensed components from content ingestion, encoding and management to content security, monetization and monitoring, as well as app development across all major connected devices. The platform facilitates the streaming and distribution of premium sports and entertainment content. NeuLion Digital Platform customers include the NBA,[12] NFL,[13], Univision,[14] UFC,[15] Big Ten Network,[16], English Football League[17], Sky Sports[18] and others.

Consumer Electronics Licensing: The NeuLion CE SDK allows consumer electronics manufacturers to deploy devices that can support video streaming in up to 4K (at 4Kp60 through leveraging HEVC MPEG-DASH). The SDK is currently licensed by Samsung Electronics,[19] Sony,[20] LG Electronics,[21] and others.

MainConcept Tools: Under its MainConcept brand, NeuLion provides professional content tools and technologies including Codecs, HEVC, Transcoding, and Mobile SDKs directly to customers in broadcast, video production, security, multimedia, and more.

Other Services: NeuLion has partnered with Univision[22] and NBA[23] to trial live 4K streaming events. UFC 205 was the first globally available pay-per-view event to be live streamed in 4K.[24]

Key Markets: Broadcasters, Operators, Sports Leagues and Teams, Sports Networks, Colleges and Conferences, Content Rights Holders, CE, Service Providers, Video Production, OTT Services and Consumers.

Recognition[edit]

  • NewBay Media Best of Show 2018 NAB: TV Technology (NeuLion Advanced Mobile Experience)[25]
  • IABM Broadcast & Media Awards: Consume Category Winner (NeuLion Advanced Mobile Experience) - 2018[26]
  • Sports Business Awards: Sports Tech of the Year Finalist (NeuLion Digital Platform) - 2018[27]
  • Broadcasting & Cable Digital All Stars: Chris Wagner, co-Founder & EVP Marketplace Strategy - 2018[28]
  • OTT Accolades: OTT Product of the Year (NeuLion Digital Platform) - 2018[29]
  • Sports Technology Awards: Best App Finalist (NBA League Pass Int'l) - 2018[30]
  • Cynopsis TV Awards: Best OTT Service Finalist (NBA League Pass Int'l) - 2018[31]
  • Cablefax Digital & Tech Awards: R&D Team of the Year Winner (NeuLion R&D Team for NFL Game Pass 2017/18) - 2018[32]
  • Cablefax Digital & Tech Awards: Best App for Smartphone Finalist (NBA League Pass Int'l) - 2018[32]
  • Apple Best of 2017: Best Apps: Culture & Entertainment: Stream Anytime, Anywhere (2017-18 NBA Int'l App) - 2017[33]
  • IABM Peter Wayne Award: Highly Commended Prize (NeuLion Digital Platform Virtual Announcer Feature) - 2017[34]
  • TV Sports Awards: Best Sports Project Finalist (NeuLion Digital Platform Virtual Announcer Feature) - 2017[35]
  • IABM Design & Innovation Awards: Playout & Delivery Winner (NeuLion Digital Platform Virtual Announcer Feature) - 2017[36]
  • Cynopsis Digital Awards: Best Video Discovery Service (NeuLion Personalization Services) - 2017[37]
  • Cynopsis Digital Awards: Best Live Streaming Platform (NeuLion Digital Platform) - 2017[37]
  • Cynopsis Digital Awards: Best New SVOD Service Finalist (Insight TV) - 2017[37]
  • Content Innovation Awards: UHD Initiative of the Year Finalist (Insight TV) - 2017[38]
  • CSI Awards: Best Internet TV Technology or Service Winner (NeuLion Digital Platform) - 2017[39]
  • Sports Technology Awards: Best Digital TV Product or Broadcast Innovation Winner (4K Live Streaming) - 2017[40]
  • Cynopsis Sports Media Awards: Best Mobile App Winner (BTN2Go) - 2017[41]
  • Cynopsis Sports Media Awards: Best Live Stream Presentation Finalist - 2017[42]
  • Cablefax Most Innovative People in Multiscreen: Michael Her, CTO - 2016[43]
  • Cablefax Technology Innovation Award: Tech Partnership (NeuLion + Tennis Channel) – 2016[44]
  • Cynopsis Sports Media Award: Best App - Affiliated (UFC.TV) – 2013[45]
  • Sports Business Journal Best in Sports Technology Nominee – 2013, 2010, 2009[46]
  • CES Mobile Apps Showdown Nominee (UFC.TV for Android) – 2012[47]
  • Streaming Media Best Online Video Company Nominee – 2010
  • Streaming Media Best Mobile Video Platform Nominee – 2010
  • Mobile Excellence Award Winner: Best Mobile Application for Entertainment (NHL Icetime) – 2010[48]
  • Streaming Media Reader’s Choice Finalist: Internet TV Set-Top Box – 2008, 2007[49]

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  6. ^ "NeuLion Announces Close of Acquisition of Interactive Netcasting System Inc". 2009-11-02. 
  7. ^ "NeuLion Announces the Closing of Its Previously Announced Acquisition of Transvideo". 2010-10-01. 
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  48. ^ "2010 Mobile Excellence Award Winners". 
  49. ^ "The 2007 Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Winner". 2007-10-19. 

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