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NeuLion MC Encoder V2.5 Adds Live HEVC 4K 10-bit Encoding For Linux Servers

Industry-leading MainConcept® video encoders power NeuLion’s production ready OTT and broadcast software solution with live HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 encoding for MPEG-DASH and HLS

PLAINVIEW, NY – April 25, 2017 – NeuLion, Inc. (TSX: NLN), a leading technology product and service provider specializing in the broadcasting, distribution and monetization of live and on-demand digital video content to Internet-enabled devices, today announced that its subsidiary MainConcept GmbH has released the highly-anticipated Linux version of their ready-to-use NeuLion® MC Encoder.

The NeuLion MC Encoder is a production-ready, real-time multi-screen live encoding platform that allows input from SDI and IP, including UDP, RTMP and HTTP for transcoding into adaptive streaming formats. It is able to encode up to 4K60p 10-bit HEVC/H.265 live streams, including HDR-10. Creating Apple HLS, DASH-264 and DASH-265 compliant streams up to 4K60p, with multi-bitrate and multi-resolution quality layers, the NeuLion MC Encoder takes care of packaging as well as playlist generation. For live archiving, the product optionally writes files to disk or Amazon S3 locations.

The new Redundancy Management feature adds several flexible 1+1 and N+M failover modes to provide uninterrupted service and automated channel recovery in case of an outage or hardware failure. Loudness normalization based on CALM-Act and EBU R128 guarantees that encoded content matches today’s broadcast regulations.

“We combined the market-proven NeuLion® OTT Platform with MainConcept’s best quality and high performance HEVC/H.265 and AVC/H.264 Video Encoders, making the NeuLion® MC Encoder an excellent alternative to existing live encoding solutions,” said Deacon Johnson, SVP Global Sales - Technology Licensing for MainConcept at NeuLion. “With live HEVC/H.265 4K60p encoding up to 10-bit – and now with support for Linux – the NeuLion MC Encoder can be the driving force behind any OTT and broadcast service targeting adaptive streaming content creation. This new release offers an affordable tool that helps establish the HEVC/H.265 format as the leading multi-screen experience in the market.”

 

The NeuLion MC Encoder 2.5 is available now. Contact us for a free evaluation trial.

 

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 through its MainConcept business. 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.

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