Ivy League Digital Network Launches Enhancements, Apple TV and Roku App

Ivy League Digital Network Launches Enhancements, Apple TV and Roku App

PRINCETON, N.J. -- In a continued effort to provide industry-leading and all-encompassing coverage of Harvard athletics, the Crimson and the Ivy League are announcing numerous improvements to The Ivy League Digital Network (ILDN) for the 2016-17 academic year, highlighted by availability on Apple TV and Roku.  

ILDN is a nine-channel network, home to live event coverage of over thirty sports as well as on-demand content from each institution.

"The first three years of the Ivy League Digital Network have been incredibly successful in showcasing the strengths of the League's model of intercollegiate athletics," Ivy League Executive Director Robin Harris said. "We know it is important to give our fans as many viewing options as possible. To that end, we are excited to announce these enhancements to ILDN and to partner with NeuLion to launch the ILDN app on Apple TV and Roku." 

ILDN Now Available on Apple TV and Roku
Aiming to serve its fans on as many platforms as possible, the Ivy League announced the launch of the ILDN app, which is now available on Apple TV and Roku for in-home television viewing. The new app will feature all live events and on-demand content on the ILDN.

"We are excited to expand our partnership with the Ivy League by offering fans the ability to watch great live and on-demand video content on Roku and Apple TV devices." said Tim Vargas, Senior Vice President of NeuLion. "Fans' natural tendencies are to watch video, especially live video, on the largest device available. By providing over-the-top apps, Ivy League fans will now be able to enjoy a big screen television experience."
Fans are encouraged to purchase their subscription to the ILDN on their desktop, mobile device or tablet before enjoying the events and content on Apple TV (fourth generation only) or Roku. Third generation Apple TV will still be able to access ILDN through AirPlay.

Enhanced Platform Elements and New Graphics Package
In addition to the introduction of the ILDN app, ILDN subscribers will notice a revamped video graphics package this season. The custom-designed package aims to enhance the viewer experience during live event production and provide consistency across the Network.  
The graphics package comes along with numerous platform changes that are being made to ensure that live and on-demand content can be found more efficiently. These changes will be notable on game-specific content featured on the ILDN and will include game previews and highlights.

The Ivy League continues its partnership with ESPN, the Worldwide Leader in Sports, to simulcast select ILDN broadcasts on ESPN3 and the ESPN app. This marks the third consecutive year for this relationship, which provides more broad-based coverage of Ivy League contests and events. The fall schedule of events that will be simulcast on ILDN and ESPN3 will be announced in the coming weeks.

Live events begin this Friday, August 26 with four women's soccer games kicking off the 2016-17 campaign. 

About The Ivy League
The Ivy League is the most diverse intercollegiate conference in the country with more than 8,000 student-athletes competing each year. Sponsoring conference championships in 33 men's and women's sports and averaging more than 35 varsity teams at each school, the Ivy League provides more intercollegiate athletic opportunities per school than any other conference in the country. All eight Ivy schools are among the top 20 of NCAA Division I schools in number of sports offered for both men and women and enjoy regular competitive success at the highest championship levels of NCAA Division I athletics. 

The League's schools -- Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn, Princeton and Yale -- share a rich history of success and influence in college athletics, dating back to the origins of intercollegiate competition. Ivy League institutions have won 287 team national championships and 579 individual national championships since intercollegiate competition began. The Ivy League annually finishes among the top conferences in the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics competitive rankings. Ivy League student-athletes annually compile the country's best marks in the NCAA's Academic Performance Ratings and Graduation Success Rates under the Ivy League model of athletics as a key part of their overall undergraduate experience. For more information, please visit www.ivyleaguesports.com.

About NeuLion
NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN) offers solutions that power the highest quality digital experiences for live and on-demand content in up to 4K on any device.  Through its end-to-end technology platform, NeuLion enables digital video management, distribution and monetization for content owners worldwide including the NFL, NBA, World Surf League, Univision Deportes, Euroleague Basketball and others.  NeuLion powers the entire video ecosystem for content owners and rights holders, consumer electronic companies, and third party video integrators with MainConcept.  NeuLion's robust consumer electronics licensing business enables its customers like Sony, LG, Samsung and other to stream secure, high-quality video seamlessly across their consumer devices. NeuLion is headquartered in Plainview, NY.  For more information about NeuLion, visit www.NeuLion.com.