BROOMFIELD, Colo., December 20, 2007 - Level 3 Communications today announced it has received a Technical Emmy® Award for "Outstanding Achievement in Technical/Engineering Development" as awarded by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The award will be presented at the Annual Engineering & Technology Emmy Awards during the CES show in January 2008.
The Technical Emmy is recognized throughout the television industry as one of the highest accomplishments industry participants can attain. Level 3 Vyvx Services received the award for pioneering development of a fully monitored fiber optic based digital network for occasional use and full time video services with fully provisioned local video access at shared use sports venues. The committee recognized Level 3 Vyvx Services for its role in enabling the networks to seamlessly transport high value content to its audiences.
The increased proliferation of content and rapidly growing broadcast outlets require broadcasters to have a scalable and effortless solution that will help them meet the growing demand across both standard and high definition services. Level 3’s Vyvx Services solution enables over 100 premiere sporting venues in more than 50 U.S. cities and 24 teleport locations connected to its network.
Major broadcasters, sports leagues, rights holders and sports teams utilize Level 3’s Vyvx Services to annually transport over 135 million video minutes, 200,000 video feeds, encompassing 2,800 high definition sports and news feeds, including high profile sporting, entertainment and breaking news events.
Launched in 1948, Technology and Engineering Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology having a significant effect on television engineering.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT), an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world, connecting 180 markets in 18 countries. The company serves a broad range of wholesale, enterprise and content customers with a comprehensive suite of services including: Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice and voice over IP services, and content delivery and media distribution services. These services provide the building blocks to enable Level 3’s customers to meet their growing demands for advanced communications solutions. The company’s Web address is www.Level3.com.
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