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Press Release -- July 8th, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Transmits Caracol Television’s Live Feed of Major Latin American Soccer Tournament

LEVEL 3 VYVX SOLUTIONS DELIVERED THE TOURNAMENT FROM CHILE TO VIEWERS IN COLOMBIA

Jul 8, 2015

BOGOTA, Colombia, July 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time, Caracol Television, one of Colombia's main television networks, used Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings)  broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to distribute an international feed of the annual Latin American soccer tournament from Santiago de Chile to Caracol Television's teleport in Bogota, Colombia, from 11 June to 4 July. In total, Level 3's Vyvx VenueNet+ transported more than 600 hours of video content as part of the event's coverage.

"Soccer is not a sport we take lightly in Colombia, and this particular competition is by far the biggest sporting event we broadcast, both in terms of number of viewers and the amount of technical expertise needed to deliver it to fans across our networks," said Augusto Cardona, chief channel technician for Caracol Television. "We trusted Level 3—with its secure, global network and extensive technical experience transporting live feeds for large-scale events—to help us deliver an unparalleled tournament-watching experience."

Level 3's on-site equipment and connectivity provided Caracol Television with a diverse, end-to-end network service enabling viewers to access every match. As part of this service, Caracol Television used compression services to transmit Level 3's three high-definition JPEG 2000 channels, with 200 mbps for video transmission and 10 mbps for data. Level 3 also managed all encoding, decoding and switching equipment.

"Level 3's extensive experience and global network provided a consistent, top-quality transmission to Caracol Television's viewers while the company enjoyed the ease of working with one vendor," said Pablo Yañez, vice president of connectivity, media and IP services for Level 3 in Latin America.

About Level 3's Vyvx Solution:

Vyvx Solutions is part of Level 3's Video Cloud Services, a full suite of IP-based video services designed to support content delivery throughout its life cycle, from signal acquisition to delivery to viewers. Services include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery through the Level 3 Content Delivery Network, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting. For more information on Level 3's content-based solutions, visit www.level3videocloud.com.

About Caracol Television S.A.

Caracol Television S.A. is a media and entertainment company. Producing and delivering multiplatform content directly to the national as well as the international market, where it is distributed via its international or third party channels. It markets different forms of communication, such as newspapers, magazines, radio and electronic media, offers production services to third parties utilizing its in-house capabilities and operates an open television channel by the same name (Caracol Television). Caracol Television prizes the quality of its content, innovation and cutting-edge technology. Its productions reflect the socio-political reality, the values and idiosyncrasies of Colombian society and Colombia's desire to be recognized by and identified with the rest of Latin America.

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 over 60 countries across 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 or get to know us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) and the Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and elsewhere. Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

The information contained under the caption "About Caracol Television S.A." has been provided by Caracol Television, which is solely responsible for its content.

Forward-Looking Statement 

Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and 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. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the tw telecom acquisition; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its 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.

Contact Information

Media:

Investors:

Ashley Pritchard

Mark Stoutenberg

+1 720-888-5950

+ 1 720-888-2518

ashley.pritchard@level3.com

mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

Paula Vivo

Latin America

+55 11-3957-2424

paula.vivo@level3.com

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