BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) today announced it is providing video broadcast services to enable FOX Network to deliver the live feed of the Union of European Football Associations’ (UEFA) annual championship soccer final to viewers across the U.S.
The UEFA Champions League final is the premier soccer championship match in Europe, and one of the most-watched soccer events in the world. This year, the final match features German teams FC Bayern München and Borussia Dortmund, and will take place May 25 at 2:45 p.m. ET at Wembley Stadium. Level 3’s global fiber network is directly connected to Wembley Stadium, which allows Level 3 to deploy its Vyvx Solutions to provide an end-to-end video broadcast solution to FOX. Level 3 will take the feed from the game in London and deliver it to FOX Network, FOX Soccer Channel and FOX Deportes in Los Angeles for distribution to U.S. viewers.
“The popularity of European soccer has grown exponentially in the U.S., and FOX is truly pleased to work closely with Level 3 to provide the live feed of the UEFA Champions League final to viewers across the country,” said Keith Goldberg, vice president of Transmission Operations at FOX. “Level 3’s broadcast capabilities paired with its expansive global network enable us to securely and seamlessly deliver one of the most highly anticipated soccer events to millions of fans.”
“The quality of a broadcast can help make or break a viewing experience for sports fans, so it’s critical that FOX ensures its ability to deliver its content in a seamless, efficient and secure manner,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. “Level 3 is proud to provide FOX Network, FOX Soccer Channel and FOX Deportes, with a comprehensive suite of broadcast services that ensures viewers will be able to enjoy every moment of the UEFA Champions League final.”
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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 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com.
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