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Press Release -- November 11th, 2015
Source: Level 3 Communications
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Level 3 Launches Global Media Partners Program

New Collaborations Provide Improved Broadcast Coverage around the World

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Nov. 11, 2015 – Media companies have a growing need to provide content to audiences worldwide, spurring Level 3 Communications (NYSE:LVLT, news, filings) to launch the Global Media Partners Program (GMPP). GMPP is a collaboration comprised of production facilities, teleports and media hubs connected to Level 3’s Vyvx broadcast network – enabling customers such as film production companies, national news organizations and television production companies to produce and transmit their video content all over the world.

Key Facts:

  • According to an analysis conducted by Lucintel, the global broadcast media industry is expected to continue its expansion and reach approximately $597 billion in 2017.
  • GMPP is designed to offer rapid, turn-key broadcast services for a variety of televised events, including awards shows, sporting events and late-breaking newscasts.
  • In collaboration with its members, Level 3 enters a market to deploy the equipment and connectivity needed to broadcast an event, which is then delivered over its global Vyvx fiber network.
  • Level 3’s GMPP is comprised of 36 partners, including Telelatino Network (TLN), the first Canada-based broadcaster to join the program. As part of the collaboration, TLN offers studio rental, satellite downlink, satellite trucks, on location crews, and equipment and studio space for pre-and post-production work.
  • Through GMPP, broadcasters can connect to more than 500 markets in over 60 countries.

About Level 3’s Vyvx Solutions:

Level 3 has helped deliver some of the most-watched television events and programs for more than 25 years. Through Level 3’s Vyvx network, customers can acquire and distribute broadcast quality video over Level 3’s global fiber and teleport network. The Vyvx network’s reach extends into more than 100 professional and college venues, providing connectivity for live sports broadcast. Other features include a 24x7 reservation tool to book time for video contribution services, a customer care center and self-service portals to support each customer’s unique video content delivery needs anywhere, anytime, in an efficient, secure and high-quality manner.

Vyvx also serves as an entry point to the Level 3 Video Cloud – a full suite of IP-based video services designed to support content delivery throughout its life cycle, from signal acquisition to delivery to viewers. Level 3 Video Cloud services include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global media delivery via the Level 3 content delivery network (CDN), as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting.

Key Quote:

Anthony Christie, CMO

“More of our media customers are distributing their content on a global level. This can typically make for a complicated process and require multiple vendors. Through Level 3’s Global Media Partners Program, media companies can reach their desired multinational audiences via one point of contact, allowing them to spend more time focusing on the content than the delivery.”

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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 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 Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

© Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Vyvx, Venuenet+, 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.

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.

For further information: Media: Investors: Francie Dudrey Mark Stoutenberg +1 720-888-5434 +1 720-888-2518 francie.dudrey@level3.com mark.stoutenberg@level3.com

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