Estrella TV Selects Level 3 to Distribute its Broadcast Programming to Local Affiliates Across the U.S. National Spanish-Language TV Network to Rely on Level 3's Vyvx Solutions to Transmit Programming to its Stations in North America

BROOMFIELD, Colo., May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced it will serve as the primary broadcast distribution partner for Estrella TV, a top U.S. Hispanic television network providing a broad range of programming including talk, drama, comedy, variety, reality and music.

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Using its Vyvx Solutions broadcast services, Level 3 will deliver Estrella TV's content to 40 local affiliates around the nation. Viewers can enjoy a wide variety of programming including entertainment-focused shows like "Mi Sueno es Bailar" and "Noches con Platanito," up-to-the-minute soccer coverage, and news programs such as "Noticias 62 en Vivo" and "En la Mira con Enrique Gratas."

"Estrella TV chose to work with Level 3 because it delivers a superior, reliable signal and has the added advantage of owning its own fiber optic network," said Winter Horton, COO of Estrella TV. "Using Level 3's Vyvx Solutions, we are able to seamlessly deliver our content to nearly 80 percent of the Hispanic TV households in America, making Estrella TV one of the most-watched Spanish-language TV networks in the U.S."

"Level 3 is proud to support the broadcast of Estrella TV to millions of viewers across the country," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. "By using our Vyvx platform, estrellaTV can deliver its broadcast content reliably, securely and easily – all without sacrificing quality."

Level 3's Vyvx Solutions delivers some of the most-watched television events and programs around the world through its vast fiber network and integrated satellite and teleport program. With a venue footprint connected to many of the top distribution platforms by its expansive global network, combined with its Media Services play-out options, Vyvx Solutions offers a comprehensive one-stop-shop for video broadcast needs.

For more information on Level 3's video broadcast offerings, visit www.level3.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in 55 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. For more information, visit www.level3.com.

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Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: successfully integrate the Global Crossing acquisition or otherwise realize the anticipated benefits thereof; manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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