Globecomm Providing Program Acquisition and Contribution for NHL’s Center Ice Online Through NeuLion
Globecomm Systems, Inc. and NeuLion Inc. announced that, on
September 1, Globecomm began providing program acquisition and contribution
feeds of National Hockey League (NHL) games for live streaming from http://www.nhl.tv/team/, the NHL TV Web site, under a contract with online
video provider NeuLion Inc.
The contract with NeuLion calls for Globecomm to use
proprietary NeuLion software/hardware to stream up to 30 simultaneous live
games to subscribers of the NHL’s Center Ice Online Internet TV service.
Globecomm will aggregate the satellite and fiber video feeds at its Long Island
International Teleport, transcode them to IP format using NeuLion’s online
video platform collocated at the teleport, and transmit the games via fiber to
NeuLion content delivery centers.
In addition to the downlinking, transcoding and fiber
transmission, Globecomm provides 24×7 network monitoring, help desk support and
system maintenance from its
at the teleport.
“NeuLion is one of the most experienced providers of
end-to-end iPTV service over the Internet,” said Ron Nunn, NeuLion’s
executive vice president. “Our skill set is in reaching targeted markets
across multiple devices from the TV to the Web to mobile devices. We’re glad to
have a company with Globecomm’s media experience providing the expertise in
satellite and fiber program acquisition.”
“We appreciate the trust that NeuLion is placing in
us,” said Keith Hall, V.P. and General Manager of GNSC. “We handle a
lot of feeds in MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 for satellite and cable delivery to television
sets, in both live and playout mode. Our recent Showtime Networks Inc. broadcast
center contract is just one example. This is the first time, however, that we
have been involved in delivering MPEG-4 TV content live to the desktops of PC