PLAINVIEW, NY — NeuLion, a U.S.-based digital video services company, has won the contract with China Central Television (CCTV) to provide video streaming services for the 2014 Winter and 2116 Summer Olympics in China, the company says.
Late last week, the International Olympics Committee announced that it had awarded the rights for the upcoming games to the Chinese broadcaster for $160 million.
NeuLion is streaming HD quality video of the London 2012 Olympics for CCTV as we reported earlier this month.
NeuLion was founded as a private company in 2004 by executives of Computer Associates. Computer Associates founder Charles Wang is chairman of the company. Mr. Wang is also owner of the NY Islanders professional hockey team.
We interviewed Wagner at the company's headquarters for this video about streaming the London 2012 Olympics in China. We have republished that interview today.