BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Vyvx, a market leader in providing fiber-optic and satellite transmission solutions to the media and entertainment industry for 15 years, transmitted over 80 high definition (HD) feeds during the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, including the feeds from all four regional finals and the Final Four(R) tournament from Indianapolis, IN. The growing demand for HD transmissions in sports broadcasting resulted in Vyvx tripling the number of feeds it transported compared to any previous NCAA Basketball Tournament. Vyvx delivered the live broadcast feeds of both the national semi-final games as well as the national championship game, on April 3, over its fiber-optic network from the RCA Dome in Indianapolis to CBS's production facilities for delivery to millions of end viewers. Vyvx's award winning network and HD VenueNet(R) solution enables the seamless transmission of video feeds with the highest reliability and customer support levels in the industry. Vyvx also provided advertisers with delivery of HD commercials to the CBS network for airing during the tournament. This solution enabled CBS to transmit the live broadcast of the event, while also receiving the commercials electronically for air during the telecast. "We're proud to be working with CBS again to transmit the NCAA Basketball Tournament, as it exemplifies our ability to provide the reach and reliability that today's broadcasters expect, especially concerning high definition feeds," said Derek Smith, senior vice president and general manager of Vyvx. "We expect that as end users continue to adopt HD technology, more and more sports leagues and teams as well as news organizations and broadcasters will turn to Vyvx to carry widely viewed live events, like the basketball tournament." Vyvx's history and experience providing transmission services for live sports broadcasts is unmatched. It was the first company to backhaul a video feed over fiber in 1989, and to transmit a live broadcast event over a fiber-optic network in 1990. Vyvx currently provides broadcast transmission services for nearly 10,000 live sports events per year. Overall, Vyvx provides nearly 200,000 video feeds for its customers annually, transmitting more than 12 million video minutes. For more information, please visit www.vyvx.com. 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. Level 3 Forward-Looking Statement Some of the statements made by Level 3 in this press release are forward-looking in nature. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in forward-looking statements. Level 3 believes that its primary risk factors include, but are not limited to: developing new products and services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; increasing the volume of traffic on Level 3's network; overcoming the softness in the economy given its disproportionate effect on the telecommunications industry; integrating strategic acquisitions; attracting and retaining qualified management and other personnel; successfully completing commercial testing of new technology and information systems to support new products and services, including voice transmission services; ability to meet all of the terms and conditions of our debt obligations; overcoming Software Spectrum's reliance on financial incentives, volume discounts and marketing funds from software publishers; reducing downward pressure of Software Spectrum's margins as a result of the use of volume licensing and maintenance agreements; and reducing rate of price compression on certain of the Company's existing transport and IP services. 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 release should be evaluated in light of these important factors.
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