PRESS RELEASE from Level 3 Communications,
Inc. via PRNewswire-USNewswire
Level 3 to Provide Gavel-to-Gavel Live Video Coverage of the 2008
Democratic National Convention
Services to Provide Virtual 'All-Access' Pass to Historic Event Live
Online HD Video Streaming a Convention First
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Aug. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Level 3
Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT)
today announced that the company has
finalized its preparations for the 2008 Democratic National Convention
Denver, August 25-28. As the official Live Video and Content Delivery
Services provider, Level 3 will provide the video network
and services to support television broadcast and online viewing of the
Convention throughout the four-day event.
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Specifically, Level 3 will deliver:
-- High-Definition (HD) and analog video feeds to
national and international broadcast networks from the Pepsi Center and
-- Live video streaming to provide online event
access for a global audience; live video streaming in HD is a
-- On-demand online video to enable viewers to watch
Convention content according to their personal preferences.
-- Web site caching to provide a high-quality
end-user experience at http://www.DemConvention.com.
"The 2008 Democratic National Convention provides a showcase for our
services and offers an important opportunity to use technology in new
to provide millions of people with a virtual 'all-access' pass to this
historic event," said Grant van Rooyen, president of Level 3's Content
Markets Group. "Since 2004, the Internet has changed, conventions have
changed and the public appetite for information has grown
Level 3 is pleased to be supporting the Convention and helping more
to engage in the political process than ever before."
In preparation for the Convention, Level 3 has installed more than five
miles of fiber optic cable to connect both the Pepsi Center and Invesco
Field to the Level 3 network. Level 3 has also established fiber route
diversity from each venue, redundant video encoding facilities and
network security to ensure network performance throughout this event.
As an official provider for the Convention, Level 3 brings a
long-standing history in support of live events and political coverage,
including prior broadcast coverage of conventions, election debates and
annual State of the Union address.
The embedded video animates delivery of Convention services over the
Level 3 network. The video animation and additional press kit
is available for media download at http://www.Level3.com/DemConvention.
About Level 3
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: LVLT)
is a leading international
provider of fiber-based communications services. Enterprise, content,
wholesale and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services
an industry-leading combination of scalability and value over an
fiber network. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long-haul
including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For
information, visit http://www.Level3.com.