Level 3 video services for NBC Super Bowl
January 28, 2015
Level 3 Communications will provide television broadcast video services to the NFL and NBC Sports for the presentation of Super Bowl XLIX on February 1st, as well as additional Super Bowl-related programming, using Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet+ technology. This is the 26th consecutive year that Level 3 Communications has provided such services for the Super Bowl.
This year, the Super Bowl will be hosted at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, which is connected directly to Level 3’s advanced fibre-optic network, enabling the TV broadcast of the event. Level 3 will also support NBC broadcasts from downtown Phoenix, which will occur in the days leading up to, and the day of, the event. In total, more than 3,000 hours of video content will be acquired, encoded and transported across Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet+ platform as part of the Super Bowl coverage.
“There’s no larger fan base in the US than that of the NFL, and Level 3 is honored to enable those fans to enjoy the pinnacle game of the season,” said Anthony Christie, chief marketing officer at Level 3. “After 26 years of working with the NFL and broadcasters like NBC, we are well aware of the complexities involved with delivering an event of this magnitude on a global scale. That’s why we work in lockstep to plan and execute delivery of the Super Bowl, ensuring a seamless viewing experience for viewers around the world.”