PLAINVIEW, N.Y. -- 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 for the first time ever, in collaboration with UFC and through the production support of DirecTV, will provide fight fans with the option of watching a live stream of UFC 200: CORMIER vs. JONES 2 in 4K. Fans with a 2015 or 2016 Sony HDR Ultra HD television set in either the Unites States or Canada who download the UFC app from Google Play will be able to access this opportunity using the NeuLion Digital Platform, 4K encoder and 4K streaming CE SDK. DirecTV customers will be able to access through its propriety delivery via its set-top box.
NeuLion's partnership with UFC has seen significant milestones throughout the years. This weekend's landmark event will be the 74th UFC event delivered by NeuLion on UFC.TV, the live pay-per-view digital destination available in over 180 countries.
The true 4K quality, delivered by NeuLion at 60 frames per second to internet connected Sony 4K HDR Ultra HD TVs, is enabled with NeuLion's 4K streaming consumer electronics SDK. Sony is the first to roll out the NeuLion 4K streaming CE SDK.
The 4K market continues to grow as more and more people buy 4K TV sets. IHS predicts penetration of US households who will own at least one 4K TV set will rise quickly, hitting 34% by 2019, representing about 34 million homes. With this, the availability of 4K content will also continue to rise and live sports proves to be the most compelling and engaging in the higher quality.
The NeuLion Digital Platform is an end-to-end platform facilitating the streaming of high-quality content up to 4K, for premium sports and entertainment brand worldwide including the NFL, NBA, WSL, Univision, Tribeca and others. NeuLion sees accelerating momentum with its partners to deliver the best fan experience with 4K being very important.