VEVO Selects Level 3 to Support New Online Platform for 24/7 Music Video
Level 3 Content Delivery Network Enables New Online Channel, VEVO TV; Channel
Will Stream to Multiple Mobile, TV and Gaming Platforms
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 13, 2013
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc.
(NYSE: LVLT) today announced it is providing media delivery services to power
a new 24/7 music video channel for VEVO, the world's leading all-premium music
video and entertainment platform.
Launched on March 12, 2013, VEVO TV is an always-on, TV broadcast-style music
video channel that delivers a new 24-hour programming line-up featuring
content from VEVO's extensive catalogue of premium music videos. The new TV
platform will also feature live concert events, artist interviews and original
VEVO programming in carefully hand-assembled programmed blocks.
The Level 3 content delivery network (CDN) enables a complete end-to-end media
delivery service. Using Level 3's cloud storage, encoding capabilities and
global video delivery network, VEVO is able to use a single provider to create
a linear multi-cast network to reach audiences on VEVO.com, iOS, Android,
Windows Phone, Xbox and Roku.
"VEVO is proud to launch its new broadcast-style channel, offering music
programming 24/7 online, on mobile and tablet and on connected TV platforms,"
said Michael Cerda, senior vice president of Product and Technology for VEVO.
"We were thoroughly impressed with the dedication and determination that the
Level 3 team brought to creating a complete solution for this ambitious
project. Many in the industry told us that creating this type of entertainment
experience couldn't be done, but Level 3 worked tirelessly with us to
conceptualize and develop a cutting-edge, Internet channel that encompasses
the best of what music has to offer."
"Level 3 built the new VEVO TV platform based on our unique combination of
CDN, network and broadcast video capabilities. We were able to achieve a
high-performing and scalable solution by leveraging our industry leading media
delivery services," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services
for Level 3. "We're proud to help VEVO truly optimize its content and enable
such an innovative, pioneering entertainment platform. We can power simple,
scalable delivery to any device, and the VEVO initiative clearly demonstrates
our broad range of capabilities."
VEVO TV is available in the U.S. and Canada within www.vevo.com/tv and the
company's free apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox and Roku. More
distribution platforms will be announced in the future.
For more information on Level 3's advanced network and service offerings,
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 55 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
VEVO is the world's leading all-premium music video and entertainment
platform. VEVO is available in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada,
France, Ireland, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and United Kingdom through
VEVO.com, the mobile web, Mobile and Tablet Apps (iPhone, iPad, Android,
Windows Phone, BlackBerry Playbook), Connected Television (Xbox, Roku, Boxee)
and user embeddable video players. VEVO TV, an always-on broadcast-style music
and video channel, is also available in the US and Canada within VEVO.com and
apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox and Roku. In various territories,
VEVO powers music videos on artist pages across Facebook, as well as
syndicates to dozens of online sites, including AOL, BET, CBS Interactive
Music Group (including Last.fm, Metro Lyrics and MP3.com), Disney Interactive,
Fuse.tv, Univision, Viacom Media Networks, Wenner Media and Yahoo! Music.
Additionally, through a special partnership with YouTube, VEVO is accessible
in over 200 markets, expanding the platform's reach around the globe.
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Francie Bauer Mark Stoutenberg
SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.
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