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Level 3 Introduces Video Cloud Services

Cloud-Based Broadcast and Content Delivery Solution Securely Delivers High Quality Video Experiences on a Global Scale

LAS VEGAS, NV(07 Apr 2014)

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced at the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters Show the recent launch of Level 3's Video Cloud Services, a cloud-based solution that moves, stores and delivers broadcast and Internet video on a global scale.

Content companies require the transfer of massive amounts of video content and data – in a variety of formats – to locations and devices around the world. This process can be complex to manage, resulting in production efficiency losses, missed deadlines, poor user experience and ultimately, unrealized revenue. Level 3′s Video Cloud Services combine Level 3's content delivery, video broadcast and cloud storage capabilities to create a more scalable, secure and streamlined approach to global content distribution.

"Level 3 has collaborated with many content-driven companies, and the one recurring theme we keep seeing is that these companies want a one-stop-shop for high-quality video transfer and storage – for both traditional and online media," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. "Level 3's Video Cloud Services simplify every aspect of video delivery, giving our customers the performance and global reach they need to not only deliver an unparalleled video experience, but also realize cost efficiencies." 

"Ubiquitous networks, hyper-connected devices, and the ever-increasing consumer appetite for time, space and device-shifted, on-demand content have forced media companies to revisit their business models and technology capabilities. For a media company to survive and thrive in today's environment, agility is critical," said Mukul Krishna, global director of Digital Media at Frost & Sullivan. "Companies need to leverage the cloud to cost effectively and efficiently manage video throughout its lifecycle and deliver it measurably and intelligently across multiple screens. Media companies that do that well will be best poised for success. At such a time, the availability of Level 3's Video Cloud Services are extremely timely and the industry can benefit greatly from such services."

Level 3's Video Cloud Services are 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 via the Level 3 CDN, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting. For more information on Level 3's content-based solutions, visit www.level3videocloud.com.

To see Level 3's Video Cloud Services in action, visit the Level 3 NAB Recreational Vehicle parked on the patio of Las Vegas Convention Center's South Hall.  

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 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 or get to know us on Twitter, Facebookand LinkedIn.