TV Azteca taps Level 3 for World Cup feed delivery
Gabriel Miramar-Garcia
| 03 June 2014
Level 3 Communications will distribute the international feed of the 2014 FIFA World Cup to TV Azteca, a top broadcaster in Mexico.

TV Azteca will use Level 3's broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to provide diverse routes in the transmission of the tournament feed from various locations in Brazil to TV Azteca's teleport in Mexico City. Level 3 also will manage all encoding, decoding and switching equipment for TV Azteca.

"Soccer is not a sport we take lightly in Mexico, and this particular competition is by far the biggest sporting event we broadcast, both in terms of number of viewers and the amount of technical expertise needed to deliver it to fans across our networks," said Pedro Carmona Ortiz, special events engineering director at TV Azteca. "We trust Level 3 with their secure, global network and extensive technical experience transporting live feeds for large-scale events to help us deliver an unparalleled tournament-watching experience."

Vyvx Solutions are part of Level 3's video cloud services, designed to support content delivery 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 self-service analytics and reporting.

"We are thrilled TV Azteca took our proven track record of delivering secure, efficient, high quality transmissions for some of the most-watched global television events and programmes into account for this important competition," said Mark Taylor, vice president of media and IP services at Level 3. "Level 3's extensive experience and global network will provide a consistent, top-quality transmission to TV Azteca's viewers while the company enjoys the ease of working with one vendor."