Level 3 to Deliver Live Broadcast and Online Streaming of Convention Events
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) today announced that is has been selected by the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) to be the Official Media and Technology Provider for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. from Sept. 4-6. Level 3 will provide a portfolio of Vyvx and Content Distribution services to enable seamless support of this significant event from all three convention locations in Charlotte, including the Time Warner Cable Arena, the Bank of America Stadium and the Charlotte Convention Center.
"The Democratic National Convention is the most open and accessible convention in history, engaging more Americans than ever before through grassroots efforts and innovative digital outreach. With Level 3's services, we will be able to bring the convention to millions of Americans, allowing them to participate in the historic event," said Andrew Binns, CIO of the Democratic National Convention. "Level 3 has a proven record of delivering some of the most-watched events, including the 2008 convention, and we are delighted to be working with them again."
The 2012 Democratic National Convention is expected to host more than 35,000 people, including the U.S. President, senior leadership of the Party, members of Congress, convention delegates, and national and international media. Tens of millions more will view the broadcast and online streaming of the convention.
Selected as the official live video and content delivery service provider for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, Level 3 helped broadcast the event to a record-breaking viewership of nearly 40 million people. Under the terms of the new agreement, Level 3 will provide dark fiber services, satellite uplink and downlink services via diverse teleports, broadcast distribution, and support of the DNCC website delivery through Intelligent Traffic Management (ITM) and download/caching services. Inherent to the overall solution is the events monitoring and support services, which will support flawless delivery of convention content.
"Level 3 is a trusted broadcast provider for many of the world's most prominent events because we offer a one-stop-shop for high-quality content needs – all delivered to audiences on a global scale," said Mark Taylor, vice president of media and IP services for Level 3. "Following our successful delivery of the 2008 convention, we are proud to partner with the DNCC again to broadcast such a widely anticipated event."
For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings, visit www.level3.com.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 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
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