Level 3 Introduces Vyvx Broadcast Services in Latin America High Profile Broadcasters ESPN Brazil, Terra and TV Azteca Relying on Vyvx Solutions in Latin America

BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced the expansion of its suite of video broadcast services, Vyvx Solutions, in Latin America. The service, which leverages Level 3's HD quality, IP fiber network, can now be contracted and managed in-region for broadcast and media customers.

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Level 3's Vyvx Solutions has been a market leader in global broadcast services for more than 20 years, and now provides broadcasters, sports organizations, studios and media companies in Latin America the ability to transmit their high-quality video content within the region or to any location in the world. To date, Level 3 has signed agreements to transmit more than 35,000 hours of video over its network for companies in the region.

"The deployment of state-of-the-art digital video broadcast technology and services is a key aspect of overall telecommunications and media infrastructure development across the Latin American region," stated Elia San Miguel, principal research analyst at Gartner, a leading industry research firm. "Brazil, in particular, is making major infrastructure investments to prepare for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and Olympics in 2016."

A number of broadcast companies in the region have recently begun using Vyvx Solutions to expand their presence in Latin America and beyond, including sports broadcaster ESPN Brazil, Terra, a global digital media company and content producer and TV Azteca, one of the largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world.

"Having the right technical partner to transmit competitive events is very important to us because it is imperative for TV Azteca to provide quality coverage that makes our viewers feel like they are at these events," said Pedro Carmona, director of Engineering, Special Events for TV Azteca. "We are excited about having the ability to broadcast a 100 percent fiber optic-based transmission for the first time."

"Level 3 is proud to now offer Vyvx Solutions to customers in Latin America and across the world that are seeking to expand their presence in Latin America in order to meet their ever-growing, end-to-end broadcast video delivery needs," said Leonardo Barbero, Level 3's senior vice president and chief marketing officer and for Latin America. "We look forward to building upon our existing customer base by offering scalable, flexible broadcasts via satellite and fiber optic networks."

Level 3's Vyvx Solutions has a reputation and track record of excellence in the U.S. and and globally. Vyvx's full suite of video transmission solutions can be customized for video transmissions of any type of event from various locations. Some of the largest media and entertainment companies worldwide turn to Vyvx services for their high profile news, sports, entertainment and other special event broadcasts.

For more information on Level 3's Vyvx Solutions, which in addition to Latin America, is offered in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America, visit http://www.level3.com/en/products-and-services/video/vyvx/.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) 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 450 markets in 45 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please 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; obtain additional financing, particularly in the event of disruptions in the financial markets; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; adapt to rapid technological changes that could adversely affect the company's competitiveness; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; 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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Investors:

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Mark Stoutenberg

North America


+1 720-888-2518

+1 720-888-5434


Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

Francie.Bauer@Level3.com






Paula Vivo



Latin America



+55 11 3957 2424



Paula.Vivo@level3.com



SOURCE Level 3 Communications, Inc.



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