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Coliseum Sports Media has entered into a partnership with video content platform provider NeuLion to deliver live and on-demand rugby action throughout Asia on its RugbyPass over-the-top (OTT) service.

neu lion rugby 15 Nov 2016RugbyPass claims to be the premier online destination for rugby fans in Asia and is the exclusive rights-holder in the region for this month’s Autumn Internationals. Every match on RugbyPass is available live and on-demand in HD, and RugbyPass includes year-round action from International Test Matches, the Rugby Championship, Super Rugby and more on multiple Internet-connected devices. The service is currently available in 23 countries throughout Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Rugby Pass is powered by the NeuLion Digital Platform which provides licensed components from content ingestion, encoding and management to content security, monetisation and monitoring to ensure the content delivery process. The platform facilitates the streaming and sharing of high quality video, including 4K/Ultra HD, for premium sports and entertainment brands worldwide.

“Asia and China have a significant role to play in rugby’s future,” commented Tim Martin, CEO of Coliseum Sports Media. “Our recent partnership between NeuLion, World Rugby and Alisports, Singapore’s return to the World Rugby Sevens circuit, the participation of the Sunwolves in this year’s Super Rugby, and the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan, all point to an exciting future for the game in terms of participation as well as viewer engagement.”