Vyvx Delivers MLB All-Star Game Broadcast
Vyvx Provided Backhaul Support, Carried Broadcast Over Network
Tulsa, Okla., July 14, 2006 - Vyvx, a Level 3 company, announced today that it provided FOX Sports with the High Definition television (HDTV) video backhaul of the Major League BaseballTM All-Star GameTM from Pittsburgh, PA on July 11, 2006.
FOX Sports carried the All-Star game and relied on Vyvx’s extensive network footprint to transport both the standard-definition and high-definition game feeds. Multiple domestic and international broadcasters received the All-Star game feeds over Vyvx’s award-winning network, enabling millions of viewers worldwide to enjoy the event.
“We are particularly pleased to have helped enable millions of viewers worldwide to be able to enjoy the All-Star game,” said Derek Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Vyvx. “We are proud of the role we play in enabling our strategic broadcast clients to deliver these exciting events in high definition, which we believe underscores our market leadership in providing fiber-optic, teleport and satellite transmission solutions to the media and entertainment industry. We look forward to delivering these high profile HD sports solutions and serving the HDTV needs of the broadcasting industry.”
This latest endeavor rounds out a season of successfully delivering sports video transmission solutions. During the month of June, Vyvx provided hundreds of feeds in both standard and high definition for the NBA regular season and playoffs, including the NBA Finals for ABC Sports, featuring Dallas and Miami; as well as feeds for the NHL payoffs, including the Stanley Cup Finals between Edmonton and Carolina for NBC Sports.
About Vyvx, LLC
Vyvx provides video delivery solutions over fiber optics and satellite to global advertising, sports, news, and entertainment customers. Vyvx offers a wide range of dedicated and occasional services and its electronic footprint reaches more than 13,000 online television and radio stations, networks and cable head-ends, as well as more than 100 professional sports venues and all major media centers, movie studios and production facilities. Vyvx is a subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT).
The Vyvx logo and Vyvx HD logo are trademarks of WilTel Communications Group, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Level 3 Communications, LLC. Major League Baseball and All-Star Game are trademarks of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. Other trademarks and service marks herein are the property of their respective owners.
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