Level 3 Communications has expanded its Vyvx services platform to include broadcast video distribution in Europe. The expansion enables efficient distribution of North American broadcast programming to Europe and provides European customers access to broadcast video delivery over the Level 3 network.
According to the company, the expansion of the Vyvx services platform to Europe includes new point-of-presence (POP) facilities at the Level 3 gateway in London. New digital video encoding and publishing equipment at the London POP facilitates fiber-based transmission of broadcast video in Europe.
Level 3 has said that access to fiber-based delivery augments its existing capabilities to support broadcast video downlinks to satellite facilities across Europe. With these capabilities, Level 3 now offers the a range of Vyvx broadcast video services in Europe that have been available to broadcast customers in North America.
As part of this expansion of Vyvx services to Europe, Level 3 also added satellite downlink capabilities in Berlin. These new capabilities improve end-to-end monitoring of video quality for broadcast traffic delivered via satellite. Level 3 now operates four satellite facilities: Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and Berlin.