Digital video broadcasting, distribution and monetisation specialist NeuLion is collaborating with mixed martial art promoter UFC to provide fight fans with the option of streaming UFC 205: Alvarez vs McGregor in HD or 4K. The November 12th bout marks the global brand’s first-ever visit to New York and Madison Square Garden.
Powered by NeuLion, UFC.TV will provide fight fans with a ‘UFC 205 digital ticket’, offering live and on-demand Pay-Per-View access to all UFC action, in up to 4K. Fans with a 2015 and/or 2016 Sony HDR Ultra HD television set anywhere in the world outside of China who have downloaded the UFC app from Google Play, will also be able to watch UFC 206, set for Saturday, December 10th in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 4K. This is all delivered using the NeuLion Digital Platform, 4K encoder and the NeuLion CE SDK.
“With Super Bowl-like ticket prices, the anticipation for UFC 205 in New York is fantastic,” said NeuLion President and CEO, Roy Reichbach. “We are excited to be a part of such a historic event and give fans outside the arena the ability to watch the action live in stunning 4K quality. This event is another milestone for us as we continue to build momentum delivering the best fan experience and driving 4K content availability worldwide.”
The NeuLion Digital Platform is an end-to-end platform facilitating the streaming of high-quality content up to 4K, for premium sports and entertainment brand worldwide including the NFL, NBA, UFC, WSL, Univision, Tribeca and others. NeuLion sees accelerating momentum with its partners to deliver the best fan experience with 4K being very important.