Level 3 Communications has announced that it is delivering a new managed video network service to Fox Entertainment Group, providing direct fiber connections among 35 Fox locations, including the Fox News headquarters in New York City.
Level 3 has said that its managed video network service (MVNS) is a flexible managed video offering for broadcasters, enabling point-to-point and point-to-multipoint broadcast video delivery between customers’ locations via Level 3’s high-bandwidth fiber-optic network.
The service integrates IP and data services from Level 3’s portfolio and allocates and prioritizes bandwidth between different services, giving broadcasters enhanced flexibility.
Level 3 is delivering a customized MVNS network service that is expected to allow Fox to deliver high-definition TV signals among Fox’s various locations throughout the country.
Andrew Setos, president of engineering at Fox Group, said: With Level 3’s solution, Fox can deliver news, both live broadcast video and prerecorded content, to stations throughout the country with just a few mouse clicks. As added benefits, fiber optic delivery will improve the quality of the picture we deliver and will give us a long-term platform for future growth.