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Level 3 Celebrates Major Video Content Delivery Milestone

CNN Books Four Millionth Level 3 Vyvx Reservation

BROOMFIELD, Colo.(17 Sep 2014)

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is celebrating its four millionth Vyvx network broadcast reservation with a booking from CNN, a world leader in online news and information delivery. For more than 25 years, some of the largest media and entertainment companies in the U.S., Latin America and Europe have trusted Level 3's Vyvx broadcast technology to transmit mission-critical video for world news, sports and major events. Today, Level 3 Vyvx Solutions is built around a new generation of video services designed to deliver rich media content on a global scale.

With video consumption on the rise, consumers today expect media and entertainment companies to deliver content in a reliable and timely manner. Level 3 enables these companies to meet this expectation through its Vyvx network, on which customers can reserve time for video content delivery. Whether it's a live, global sporting event, a file-based TV program on cable, or a breaking news story happening in the neighboring town, Level 3 Vyvx customers are able to deliver their video content in an efficient, secure and high-quality manner.

"Surpassing four million reservations is an exceptional achievement, highlighting the ongoing reliance on the Level 3 Vyvx platform to deliver premium quality video transmissions via our vast fiber network and integrated teleport locations," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services for Level 3. "CNN and many other of the world's largest media companies depend on Level 3's global network to distribute the important and time-sensitive broadcast content that viewers have come to expect."

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions offers 24 x 7 reservations, a customer care center and self-service portals to support each customer's unique video content delivery needs anywhere, anytime. CNN leverages Level 3 Vyvx Solutions for live video encoding and broadcast-quality delivery of its news programming.

"CNN has built its reputation as a leader in broadcasting live news from around the globe 24 hours per day," said Frank Barnett, vice president of CNN Satellites and Transmissions. "Level 3's Vyvx Solutions has been instrumental in enabling CNN to distribute broadcast news quickly and reliably to audiences worldwide."

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions 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 delivery via the Level 3 CDN, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting. 

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.