Level 3 marks 4M Vyvx CDN reservations
Michelle Clancy
| 18 September 2014
Level 3 Communications is celebrating its four millionth Vyvx network content delivery network broadcast reservation with a booking from CNN.

The Turner-owned news broadcaster uses Level 3 Vyvx Solutions for live video encoding and broadcast delivery of its news programming.

"Surpassing four million reservations is an exceptional achievement, highlighting the ongoing reliance on the Level 3 Vyvx platform to deliver premium quality video transmissions via our vast fibre network and integrated teleport locations," said Mark Taylor, vice president of media and IP services for Level 3. "CNN and many other of the world's largest media companies depend on Level 3's global network to distribute the important and time-sensitive broadcast content that viewers have come to expect."

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions also offers a customer care centre and self-service portals to support each customer's unique video content delivery needs anywhere, anytime.

"CNN has built its reputation as a leader in broadcasting live news from around the globe 24 hours per day," said Frank Barnett, vice president of CNN Satellites and Transmissions. "Level 3's Vyvx Solutions has been instrumental in enabling CNN to distribute broadcast news quickly and reliably to audiences worldwide."

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions also serves as an entry point to the Level 3 Video Cloud a full suite of IP-based video services that include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery via the Level 3 CDN, as well as self-service analytics and reporting.

Over the summer, Level 3 also launched its Channel Origination solution for broadcasters, which leverages Vyvx broadcast technology and allows broadcasters to create linear channels for secure distribution to cable headends, multiple-system operators (MSO) and satellite TV providers.