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Level 3 to Deliver Broadcast Feeds for Super Bowl XLIII
Broomfield, Colorado (ots/PRNewswire) - - Level 3 Vyvx Services to Provide Video Backhaul for 20th Consecutive Year
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT) today announced that the company is providing live standard and high-definition (HD) television broadcast video services for Super Bowl XLIII(R) on Feb. 1, 2009. Level 3 is connecting Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Fla., to multiple major broadcasters and will enable the broadcast to be delivered to millions of viewers worldwide.
Super Bowl XLIII marks the 20th consecutive year that the National Football League (NFL) has relied on Level 3 Vyvx services to deliver the live event broadcast - the most watched television event of the year. Level 3 Vyvx services will carry the live event video directly from the stadium over the Level 3 network to the league offices, broadcast networks and satellite teleport sites for global delivery of the game.
"Level 3 has a longstanding history of providing secure, reliable and efficient live broadcast solutions for the Super Bowl, as well other major sporting events," said Grant van Rooyen, president of Level 3's Content Markets Group. "The scalability of the Level 3 network enables us to easily accommodate the growing global demand for premium broadcast video quality."
"For the past 19 years, Vyvx services have provided mission-critical reliability in carrying the Super Bowl and many of our NFL games," said Glenn Adamo, vice president of Media Operations for the NFL. "Super Bowl XLIII is another example of Level 3 being the primary video backhaul provider from the venue for both domestic and international viewing."
For the Super Bowl, Level 3 Vyvx services will deliver a specialized solution that includes HD acquisition, encoding and transmission of the video broadcast signal from the game. In total, over 2,800 hours of video content will be acquired, encoded and transported across the Level 3 Vyvx services platform for Super Bowl coverage. The Super Bowl caps an NFL season during which Level 3 Vyvx services provided video transmission for every NFL regular season and playoff game, delivering more than 5,600 total feeds.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading international provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content, wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an end-to-end fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul services, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.
Level 3 Communications, Level 3, the red 3D brackets, Vyvx and the Level 3 Communications logo are service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Any other service, product or company names recited herein are trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.
Some of the statements made in this press release are forward looking in nature. These statements are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. The most important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to the company's ability to: successfully integrate acquisitions; increase the volume of traffic on the network; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; develop new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; successfully complete commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; and meet all of the terms and conditions of debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.
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