NeuLion partners with World Surf League for OTT content distribution

World Surf League has chosen the NeuLion Digital Platform to distribute its live and on-demand content over-the-top (OTT). Together, NeuLion and WSL will deliver compelling surfing footage coupled with interactive touch-points including super slo-mo viewing, real-time highlights, and the ability to stream in 1080p HD and Ultra HD/4K.

“The mantra at the WSL has always been to bring the world’s best surfing to the largest possible audience with the very best experience,” said Paul Speaker, World Surf League CEO. “NeuLion is a top-of-class partner and we’re thrilled to be bringing the unparalleled adventure, competitive drama and athleticism of professional surfing to the world with their help.”

With celebrated experience in servicing the National Hockey League (NHL), the Ultimate Fighting Championships (UFC), the National Basketball Association (NBA) and other world-class sport and entertainment properties, NeuLion will now showcase the world’s best surfers on the elite WSL Championship Tour – an international 21-event series featuring the top male and female surfers on the planet.

“We’re delighted to add the World Surf League to our strong and growing roster of sports partners who want to deliver high-quality video up to 4K OTT,” said NeuLion CEO Kanaan Jemili, Ph.D. “It’s our aim to ensure that and related apps are the best places out of the water to catch a wave and enjoy the thrills and spills of the world’s best surfing action.”

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