Broadcaster Relying on Level 3’s HTTP Live Streaming Solution to Deliver 20 Channels to iPhone, iPad and PC Audiences in Spain
LONDON,Sept. 8, 2011/PRNewswire/ –Level 3 Communications, Inc.(NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced it is providing content delivery network (CDN) services to support the live online streaming of TV programming to PC, iPhone and iPad users inSpainfor leading Spanish broadcaster Prisa TV. As part of Prisa TV’s new offering, Level 3 will stream 20 of Prisa TV’s broadcast channels to viewers in Spain over Level 3’s CDN platform. As users increasingly demand a more portable content experience, Level 3’s Internet broadcast and mobile delivery solutions are designed to provide customers with a fast, reliable way to get content to virtually any mobile device.
“We want our viewers to have access to their favorite programs wherever they are,” said Jose Amselem, Communications Director, Prisa TV. “Level 3 has the network capacity, the right technical tools and a team with the acknowledged industry expertise that we know we can trust to help us deliver our programming to viewers when, where and how they want it.”
Level 3 will provide it’s live adaptive publishing solution (AOS) to support the delivery of 20 Prisa TV’s broadcast channels to viewers in Spain delivered over Level 3’s CDN platform. The company’s CDN platform is backed by the company’s international Internet backbone network, giving Prisa TV the scale needed to deliver quality content to viewers no matter how large the audience. To further improve the user experience, the channel content will be delivered to viewers using Level 3’s HTTP adaptive bit rate streaming, which is designed to provide high-quality video streaming, regardless of the user’s connection speed.
“Our Internet broadcast solutions are the result of years of experience working with some of the world’s largest broadcasters and content owners to deliver media to online and television audiences,” said James Heard, president of European Markets. “We’ve taken that experience and refined the technical process to make it as easy as possible for broadcasters like Prisa TV to deliver quality content to viewers whether they’re watching on their mobile device or tablet.”
For more information on Level 3 Internet broadcast services, please visit http://www.level3.com/Solutions/business-need/Internet-Broadcast-Elements.aspx.
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. Level 3 services are provided by wholly-owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.Level3.com.
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 current uncertainty in the global financial markets and the global economy; a discontinuation of the development and expansion of the Internet as a communications medium and marketplace for the distribution and consumption of data and video; and disruptions in the financial markets that could affect Level 3’s ability to obtain additional financing. Additional factors include, but are not limited to, the company’s ability to: increase and maintain the volume of traffic on its network; develop effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; adapt to rapid technological changes that lead to further competition; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate acquisitions; 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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