Level 3 to deliver broadcast feeds for Super Bowl XLIII

JANUARY 30, 2009 -- Level 3 Communications Inc. will be providing live standard and high-definition television broadcast video services for Super Bowl XLIII on this coming Sunday.Â

JANUARY 30, 2009 -- Level 3 Communications Inc. (search for Level3) will be providing live standard and high-definition (HD) television broadcast video services for Super Bowl XLIII on this coming Sunday. Level 3 says it is connecting Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, FL, 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 fiber network to the league offices, broadcast networks, and satellite teleport sites for global delivery of the game.Â
 
"Level 3 has a long-standing history of providing secure, reliable, and efficient live broadcast solutions for the Super Bowl, as well other major sporting events," reports 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," adds 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 offering 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, say Level 3 representatives.
 
 
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