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Level 3 Transmits Caracol Television’s Live Feed of Major Latin American Soccer Tournament

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Level 3 Transmits Caracol Television’s Live Feed of Major Latin American Soccer Tournament

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions Delivered the Tournament from the United States to Viewers in Colombia

BOGOTÁ, Colombia, Aug. 17, 2016 — Caracol Television, one of Colombia’s main television networks, once again used Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to distribute the international feed of an annual Latin American soccer tournament, 3 to 26 June, from different U.S. soccer stadiums to Caracol Television’s studios in Bogotá, Colombia.

Key Facts:

  • Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet+ transported more than 60 hours of video content as part of the event’s coverage.
  • Level 3’s on-site equipment and connectivity provided Caracol Television with a diverse, end-to-end network service enabling viewers to access every match.
  • As part of this service, Caracol Television used compression services to transmit Level 3’s high-definition JPEG 2000 channel, with 150 mbps for video transmission.
  • Level 3 also managed all encoding, decoding and switching equipment.

About Level 3’s Vyvx Solution:
Vyvx Solutions is part of Level 3’s Video Cloud Services, a full suite of IP-based video services designed to support content delivery throughout its life cycle, from signal acquisition to delivery to viewers. Services include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery through the Level 3 Content Delivery Network, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting. For more information on Level 3’s content-based solutions, visit www.level3videocloud.com.

Key Quotes:

Augusto Cardona, Chief Channel Technician, Caracol Television
“This particular soccer competition is by far the biggest sporting event we broadcast in Colombia, and once again we trusted Level 3 — with its secure, global network and extensive technical experience transporting live feeds for large-scale events — to help us deliver an unparalleled tournament watching experience to our viewers.”

Pablo Yañez, Vice President of Connectivity, Media and IP Services, Level 3 Latin America
“Level 3’s proven experience in delivering some of the most-watched sports events combined with our global network, provided a consistent, top-quality transmission to Caracol Television’s viewers. We were delighted and honored to be working with Caracol Television again this year.”

About Caracol Television S.A.
Caracol Television S.A. is a media and entertainment company. Producing and delivering multiplatform content directly to the national as well as the international market, where it is distributed via its international or third-party channels. It markets different forms of communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio and electronic media, offers production services to third parties utilizing its in-house capabilities and operates an open television channel by the same name (Caracol Television). Caracol Television prizes the quality of its content, innovation and cutting-edge technology. Its productions reflect the socio-political reality, the values and idiosyncrasies of Colombian society and Colombia’s desire to be recognized by and identified with the rest of Latin America.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3’s comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries across a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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