NeuLion’s Agreement With China’s Top TV Brand Helps to Enable Premium 4K Services on UHD Smart TVs
PLAINVIEW, NY–(Marketwired – January 06, 2016) – 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 TCL Corporation has signed a new licensing agreement to integrate NeuLion’s DivX® CE SDK in its newest line of Ultra HD televisions. The agreement is an important milestone that enables a superior OTT experience for live and on-demand secure 4K video streaming of immersive sports and premium content on TCL’s UHD TVs.
The solution for consumer electronics (CE) allows IC and OEM customers to quickly deploy devices that can support 4K video streaming, including live video services powered by the NeuLion® Digital Platform. The NeuLion Digital Platform is an end-to-end platform providing licensed software components as well as services that include content ingestion, encoding and management to content security, monetization, monitoring and analytics that streamline the content delivery process. The platform delivers apps that facilitate the streaming of high-quality content up to 4K, including premium sports and entertainment content, on Smart TV and other platforms.
TCL has already achieved DivX HEVC Certification for personal and user generated video file-based playback up to 4K, and is among the first to announce support for the latest DivX SDK-joining NeuLion’s other CE customers looking to feature premium 4K video services on their devices, complete with low buffering and interactive sports features.
“Our agreement with TCL Corporation helps to make 4K video content a reality for consumers by integrating support for NeuLion’s DivX® CE SDK into a large footprint of televisions expected to ship globally,” said NeuLion CEO Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. “We’re excited to enable TCL to deliver stunning quality 4K live video on their upcoming Ultra HD sets.”
“As a leading television brand, it’s important for us to integrate next generation technologies that deliver compelling new experiences to our consumers. We are excited to support NeuLion’s DivX® technology and to continue working with NeuLion to integrate new services on our UHD TVs,” said Warren Wang, General Manager of TCL Multimedia Overseas Business Center.
Founded in 1981, TCL Corporation (000100.SZ) is one of the largest consumer electronics enterprises in China. Currently it has three listed subsidiaries: TCL Multimedia (01070.HK), TCL Communication (02618. HK), and Tonly Electronics (01249.HK), with a diverse business portfolio covering LCD TVs, LCD panels, mobile phones, audio and video equipment, home appliances and lighting products. TCL is currently ranked No. 4 in LCD TV shipment, No. 5 in LCD panel manufacturing and No. 6 in mobile phone shipment on global basis. Starting from 2014, TCL is focusing its goal of building new customer-centered “product + service” business model, while pushing its transformation towards “smart + Internet technologies.” TCL is committed to its new vision of “enriching lives of its customers by rendering products and services of ultimate experience.” For more information, please visit www.TCL.com.
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: 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.
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