CES 2016: NeuLion Secures Partnerships With Samsung, Univision

Samsung Electronics will integrate NeuLion’s DivX CE SDK to enable 4K live and on-demand streaming of immersive sports and premium content services powered by NeuLion on Samsung 2016 Ultra HD TVs lineup. 

NeuLion’s solution for consumer electronics allows OEMs to quickly deploy Smart TVs and other devices that support video streaming up to 4Kp60, including live OTT video services powered by the NeuLion Digital Platform. NeuLion delivers 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 also powers the apps that facilitate the streaming of high-quality content, including premium sports and entertainment content.

neulion_txtThis technology integration will give Samsung consumers more access to content and make streaming even easier. NeuLion will enable live 4K streaming for a selection of sporting events on Samsung 2016 Ultra HD TVs.

“We are ready and eager to work with Samsung Electronics to embed our technology into a large footprint of devices because it enables the delivery of the compelling NeuLion-powered sport and entertainment services onto the world’s most exciting Smart TV platform,” says NeuLion CEO Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D.

Samsung is a long-time partner and has already shipped a wide range of DivX Certified devices that enable personal video playback. To date, more than one billion DivX devices have shipped worldwide from multiple major consumer electronics brands.

At CES, NeuLion also announced that its Digital Platform is powering Univision NOW — a new direct-to-consumer over-the-top (OTT) service by Univision Communications.

Launched on desktop, smartphones, and tablets, the live and on-demand multi-channel Univision NOW service offers live video streams of Univision’s broadcast channels directly to consumers through a subscription service, complete with interactive features. The NeuLion Digital Platform is being used by UCI to deliver local and national feeds for the Univision and UniMas networks, including local feeds across several markets, a 72-hour live TV look-back feature, and a library of primetime video-on-demand content. Univision NOW is available for $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year.

After an extensive marketplace review, UCI selected the NeuLion Digital Platform to power Univision NOW. NeuLion’s success in the market with sports and entertainment rights holders include Univision Deportes, Pivot TV, and a host of major sports brands, including the NBA, NFL, UFC, Major League Soccer, and Tennis Channel.

NeuLion’s video platform and services enabled and quickly brought to market a brand new streaming service for Univision. Out of the box, the NeuLion Digital Platform provides live ad insertion, TV Everywhere authentication, storefront customization with in-app purchases, and Nielsen, FreeWheel, and Omniture integration. The platform supports adaptive streaming video with resolutions up to 4Kp60, the quality of which can be monitored in real-time with NeuLion’s QoS dashboard showing connected users and devices by region, platform, and device.

“NeuLion handled all the complexities inherent to launching an OTT service and got Univision NOW to market in record time,” says NeuLion CEO Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. “It’s exciting to help this innovative broadcaster reach new viewers online with the popular live content the Univision NOW services provides.”

“We looked at the major players in the video delivery space and selected NeuLion’s platform to power Univision Now. Its turnkey solution is ideal for reaching our target audience on as many screens as possible with a great user experience,” says Scott Levine, SVP, Product and Technology, Univision Communications Inc.

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 facilitates the streaming and sharing of high-quality content up to 4K, including premium sports and entertainment content.