TV Azteca Selects Level 3 Communications to Provide Live Feed of Brazil-Based International Soccer Showdown
— Level 3 Vyvx Solutions Will Deliver the Month-long Tournament to Viewers Across Mexico
BROOMFIELD, Colorado, June 2, 2014 – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) will distribute the international feed of this summer’s soccer mega-event to TV Azteca starting June 12, 2014. A top broadcaster in Mexico, TV Azteca will use Level 3’s high quality, broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to provide diverse routes in the transmission of the tournament feed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to TV Azteca’s teleport in Mexico City.
TV Azteca’s networks are committed to broadcasting comprehensive coverage of the athletic event for its millions of viewers. By collaborating with Level 3, the broadcaster will provide its customers with smooth, uninterrupted access to every game. Level 3 also will manage all encoding, decoding and switching equipment for TV Azteca.
“Soccer is not a sport we take lightly in Mexico, and this particular competition is by far the biggest sporting event we broadcast, both in terms of number of viewers and the amount of technical expertise needed to deliver it to fans across our networks,” said Pedro Carmona Ortiz, Special Events Engineering Director at TV Azteca. “We trust Level 3—with their secure, global network and extensive technical experience transporting live feeds for large-scale events—to help us deliver an unparalleled tournament-watching experience.”
“We are thrilled TV Azteca took our proven track record of delivering secure, efficient, high-quality transmissions for some of the most-watched global television events and programs into account for this important competition,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. “Level 3’s extensive experience and global network will provide a consistent, top-quality transmission to TV Azteca’s viewers while the company enjoys the ease of working with one vendor.”
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 via the Level 3 CDN, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting. For more information on Level 3’s content-based solutions, visit www.level3videocloud.com.
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 over 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, Facebookand LinkedIn.