DECEMBER 12, 2007 -- Level 3 Communications' Content Markets Group (search for Level 3) has announced that it has been selected by Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment Co., to support that company's video delivery service. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement, Level 3 will provide Crackle underlying network services including high-speed Internet access via multiple 10-Gbit/sec ports and colocation services.
Crackle is a video entertainment network dedicated to the discovery and development of pioneering video creators across a diverse range of genres. Crackle delivers programmed and customized video streams to a global audience via a multi-platform syndication network that includes Sony devices, IPTV, leading social networks and one-click viral Web distribution, which facilitates and encourages voluntary distribution of content via the Internet.
"Level 3's global reach, proven scalability and reliability will give Crackle both the network performance and stability that will enable us to take our business to the next level," said Nate Underwood, vice president of engineering and operations at Crackle. "With Level 3, we have the confidence to aggressively market and drive the evolution of online video, bringing viewers more professionally produced material and providing the next wave of creative talent a forum that will give them the exposure, including pathways to Hollywood and distribution to the widest audience, and the recognition they seek and deserve."
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