Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced its Level 3 Video Cloud has been selected by Satellite Information Services (SIS), a provider of end-to-end products and services to the betting and broadcast industries. Level 3 will be working to power existing and future rights-based online streaming and live TV broadcasts, which will be sent to SIS’ clients around the world.
SIS has been in the global betting and broadcast industries for more than 25 years and is rapidly developing its business in the digital space. By working with Level 3, the company will be able to increase available services from its traditional channel offering to include digital broadcast products and services where customers can subscribe to specific events or races. This additional offering will not only create a new revenue stream for SIS, but also will allow it to expand its customer base.
SIS is using a number of services within the Level 3 Video Cloud, including content delivery network (CDN), video encoding, Vyvx broadcast and security services. Working with Level 3, SIS will be able to deliver optimum quality content for clients in the UK, Germany, Spain, the UAE, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Australia, the Caribbean islands, Greece and Cyprus.
Paul Baker, SIS’s director of Strategic Development, said: “We were impressed by Level 3’s track record in delivering superior quality streamed services globally. As we roll out new digital services, it is important for us to have a reliable partner who is capable of providing the efficient and secure content delivery solutions necessary to grow our business. That’s why we’ve selected Level 3 to operate as our primary online services provider.”
Tim Passingham, senior vice president, Enterprise Business, EMEA at Level 3 said: “With the evolution of connected devices, low latency and scalability are crucial for any online video offering. These were key considerations for SIS in selecting Level 3 Video Cloud in launching a new service to market, and the company needed to be confident that it could offer the reach and user experience demanded by its customer base. We look forward to working more closely with the SIS team in the coming months and supporting its market growth within betting and broadcast media.”
The Level 3 Video Cloud is 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.
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. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.