NeuLion, an enabler and provider of live and on demand content to internet connected devices, has signed a multi-year agreement with Microsoft to provide live sports content for Microsoft’s Xbox One.
NeuLion will deliver live 24/7 linear channels, stats data, and on demand content for broadcasts to Xbox One, integrating live video footage with realtime data for stats and highlights. The company’s software technology will capture multiple live sports feeds on its cloud-based service to format the content for delivery to the Xbox One. Video will be consumed by fans at up to 6mbps per stream and at 60fps on the Xbox.
“One of NeuLion’s core strengths is our ability to get our partners to market fast with an integrated experience,” commented Chris Wagner, executive vice president and co-founder of NeuLion. “Our sports platform has helped to reduce the complexities involved and deliver for Xbox fans a tremendous live sports experience on the game console.”
Wil Mozell, general manager of Sports Entertainment Group, Microsoft, added: “NeuLion has enabled us to merge high definition video with realtime data to create an interactive experience that is only available on Xbox One.”
NeuLion has a long-standing relationship with Microsoft as an Xbox development partner for several Xbox 360 applications including professional sports partnerships.