NeuLion powers NOVA OTT in Bulgaria

Friday, September 15th, 2017
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NeuLion Partners with NOVA to Power a New Over-the-Top Digital Service for Premium Content Delivery

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 a new partnership with NOVA Broadcasting Group (NOVA), a Bulgarian broadcaster, to launch a new over-the-top (OTT) service.

NOVA, part of Modern Times Group (MTG) and the leading TV broadcasters and digital media company in Bulgaria, delivers entertainment and premium sports content to Bulgarian viewers including F1, NBA, English Premier League, EFL and more. Powered by the NeuLion® Digital Platform, a complete end-to-end video solution, the all-new service – DIEMA XTRA PLAY – will deliver live linear channels and live events to viewers on multiple devices, including responsive web, iOS and Android mobile and tablet, as well as Chromecast.

“We wanted to create an application where viewers can access and enjoy all our sports content in one place and in the best quality by fusing our world-class content with NeuLion’s world-class technology,” said Dimitar Radev, Head of Content Distribution & New Platforms at NOVA. “With a well-known, recognized leader in the industry like NeuLion, we trust that their technology offerings will not only deliver our content online to viewers, but expand our potential audience reach and grow our digital business exponentially.”

Leveraging the flexibility of the NeuLion Digital Platform, NOVA allows content to be accessed through authentication, subscription, pay-per-view and ad-supported models. The service will be integrated with Nova’s current video portal as well as with other partner companies.

“We are very excited to be partnering with NOVA to deliver their premium content over-the-top,” said Roy Reichbach, President and CEO of NeuLion. “As a top-tier sports and entertainment broadcaster in EMEA, NOVA adds strong value to our customer portfolio as we continue to expand our company’s scope worldwide.”