NeuLion powers Sky Sports Box Office OTT
September 7, 2017
Live and on-demand digital video content technology product and service provider NeuLion is partnering with Sky Sports to power its Sky Sports Box Office OTT service. The NeuLion Digital Platform will power future, live pay-per-view events for Sky Sports Box Office.
“We’ve seen the work that NeuLion has done over many years for the English Football League, NBA, NFL, Eleven Sports Network, Euroleague Basketball, and others, and we are excited that our Sky Sports Box Office OTT service is being enabled by the NeuLion Digital Platform,” declared David Gibbs, Digital Director – Sky Sports & Sky News. “We believe that NeuLion plays an important role in ensuring the success of our live OTT service, and it’s an exciting addition to our content offering for fans in the UK and Ireland.”
The Sky Sports Box Office OTT service offers boxing fans in the UK and Ireland live premium boxing events that can be viewed via the NOW TV box, PC, mobile and tablet devices. Streaming replays of the live events are available on-demand for fans up to seven days later on the Sky Sports archive service.
As part of this new agreement and partnership, Sky Sports Box Office used the NeuLion Digital Platform to power the streaming of the August 26th Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight. Next up on the service, World Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua will defend his title against Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev on October28th.
“Sky Sports represents fantastic content for fans in the UK and Ireland,” said Roy Reichbach, NeuLion President and Chief Executive Officer. “As we continue our company’s expansion in Europe having Sky Sports as our partner in addition to our growing list of European customers that include EFL Digital (English Football League), Eleven Sports Network and others is very exciting.”