NeuLion and UFC Sign New Multi-Year Agreement to Deliver High-Quality Fighting Action to Any Connected Device
NeuLion and UFC Broaden Relationship to Continue the Growth of UFC's Successful Worldwide Digital Business
PLAINVIEW, NY(03 Sep 2015)
NeuLion, Inc. (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 a new multi-year agreement with UFC. Under the new agreement, NeuLion will power UFC's ultimate go-to digital destination, UFC.TV, including complete access to pay-per-view events. In addition, NeuLion is leading the re-build and re-launch of the UFC's over-the-top business -- UFC FIGHT PASS.
Building off the success of UFC.TV and UFC FIGHT PASS, the two companies are broadening their relationship while continuing to push the envelope with new initiatives and innovations in the areas of International localization, expanded device support, customer care, and integration into UFC Rewards. UFC.TV has continued to expand distribution, and is now available on connected devices including Xbox gaming consoles, Apple TV, iOS, and Android devices, with even more devices coming soon. UFC.TV will soon be implementing many new payment methods, making it even easier for fans to access live pay-per-view events and UFC FIGHT PASS!
"We are thrilled to continue our successful partnership with UFC," said NeuLion CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili. "Signing another multi-year agreement with UFC illustrates our commitment and ability to create, deliver and grow meaningful experiences for our customers, and furthers our 'land and expand' growth strategy. We look forward to continuing the evolution of next-generation video experiences with our valued partner, UFC."
"From the beginning, we envisioned UFC as a global phenomenon and transcendent sport -- NeuLion is enabling the realization of that dream," said Dana White, President of UFC. "We are in 180 countries and over 1 billion homes worldwide, requiring a continued focus on new and emerging technology to meet viewer demand. As a partner, NeuLion has supported the growth of our digital business from the ground up and, together, we are delivering a best-in-class digital experience to our fans worldwide."
The NeuLion Digital Platform is an end-to-end platform providing licensed components from content ingestion, encoding and management to content security and monitoring that streamline the content delivery process. The platform facilitates the streaming and sharing of high-quality content up to 4K, including premium sports and entertainment content. Neulion provides up to varying levels of fan support to partners based on the content partner needs.
UFC FIGHT PASS is the first global digital-only network that gives fans access to exclusive access to all global UFC video content, including previously-aired PPVs and live TV broadcasts, original programming, behind-the-scenes content, fighter profiles, and access to the largest mixed martial arts fight library in the world.
NeuLion, Inc. (NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital content management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others. With the recent acquisition of DivX, LLC, NeuLion also operates a robust consumer electronics licensing business that has enabled over 1 billion devices worldwide with secure, high-quality video playback, and delivers a DivX consumer software offering that has been downloaded over 1 billion times. NeuLion's customers include major sports, entertainment and global content companies as well as major consumer electronics manufacturers and software companies. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.