NeuLion, Nokia Strike VR Partnership

NeuLion and Nokia have inked a partnership whereby NeuLion will help to distribute virtual reality and video 360 content captured with Nokia’s OZO VR camera and player software platform. 

Working with content owners and content rights holders, they will offer a jointly integrated platform that allows for a single stitched live video feed from OZO cameras to be sent directly to NeuLion MC Encoders for packaging and delivery to VR apps via the Internet using NeuLion’s Digital Platform.

They said they will demo the integrated offering at next month’s IBC show in Amsterdam.

Nokia’s OZO is a spherical camera with eight sensors and eight microphones for the capture and post-production of 360 video and VR content. NeuLion and Nokia noted that they recently captured a live event using OZO, which was positioned inside the arena.

“We are excited to partner with NeuLion to provide their customers with an integrated solution to deliver 360 and VR experiences over-the-top,” Tarif Sayed, director of business development for Live VR & the OZO Player SDK for Nokia, said in a statement.

“Now that live 360 video and virtual reality are hitting the mainstream, you need an end-to-end platform that includes production and delivery to make it happen. We are excited to be working with Nokia on this new capability,” added Roy Reichbach, president and CEO of NeuLion.