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NeuLion Enters into New Agreement with PokerGO(July 18, 2017)
PLAINVIEW, N.Y., July 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NeuLion, Inc. (TSX:NLN), a leading technology product and service provider that specializes in the digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with PokerGO, a recently-launched digital video subscription service that gives poker fans worldwide access to exclusive live tournaments and on-demand original programming throughout the year. Launched in May by Poker Central, PokerGO is available in more than 150 countries.
The NeuLion Digital Platform, which provides digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand sports and entertainment content to any connected device, will power over 100 live days of poker per year, including the Super High Roller Bowl and the World Series of Poker (WSOP). PokerGO will also offer its fans around the world on-demand access to original shows and programming, behind-the-scenes content, and a library of poker events and programming. In addition to live events, PokerGO original programming includes “Dead Money: A Super High Roller Bowl Story,” a documentary series about underdog Matt Berkey’s run at the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl; “Pokerography,” a series profiling poker professionals; “Poker Nights,” a short-form comedy series starring Chris Parnell; and classic programming like “Poker After Dark,” “Face the Ace,” and “Doubles Poker Championship.” To learn more about the service, click here.
“We’re very excited to be working with yet another industry-leading global content provider with tremendous reach and scale and a huge captive audience in excess of 100 million loyal fans globally,” said Roy Reichbach, President and CEO of NeuLion. “Through the NeuLion Digital Platform, poker fans will be able to access PokerGO content at any time, and on any device, allowing them to feel like they are part of the largest poker tournaments and events from the U.S. and around the world. We look forward to working closely with our partners at PokerGO, and helping to further strengthen and grow their global presence and following.”
The service offers fans the streaming of HD on-demand content and live linear channels using NeuLion-developed apps to virtually any connected device, including mobile and tablet apps from Microsoft, Apple, and Google, along with connected devices like Xbox One, Sony PlayStation, Apple TV, Roku, PS4, and Amazon Fire TV, and for iOS and Android devices.
“We need a platform that enables us to deliver poker content reliably to our fans in every corner of the globe - NeuLion is a dynamic partner that unlocks the capability to stream professional-grade content to wherever our audiences are, on any device or screen,” said Joe Kakaty, president of PokerGO. “We are impressed with their OTT video technology, leadership, and customer service, and we look forward to continuing our strong partnership with them.”
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX:NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content in up to 4K on any device. Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital video management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide, including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others. NeuLion powers the entire video ecosystem for content owners and rights holders, consumer electronic companies, and third party video integrators through its MainConcept business. NeuLion's robust consumer electronics licensing business enables its customers like Sony, LG, Samsung and others to stream secure, high-quality video seamlessly across their consumer devices. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY. For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.
ABOUT POKER CENTRAL®
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Available globally direct-to-consumer via OTT as well as through network television distribution, Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events when and where you want them. Poker Central content also goes off the felt, allowing fans to Get in the Game® with peeks behind-the-scenes into the lavish VIP lifestyle of the game’s most notable high rollers, virtual journeys to exotic poker destinations around the globe, and the latest news on the game’s celebrity players. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and find Poker Central on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
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