Level 3 Communications (Nasdaq: LVLT) is taking its Vyvx video capabilities to the college world with a new service that will bring sport broadcast services to universities.
Level 3's Ryan Korte, principal network architect, discusses the Vyvx platform.
One of the first beneficiaries of Level 3's new broadcast networking service is the University of Florida.
Working with the university and its affiliated organizations including WUFT-TV, the University Athletic Association (UAA) and Florida LambdaRail (FLR), Level 3 will deploy its Vyvx VenueNet Lite service to support the high definition delivery of the university's football, basketball and baseball games as well as other programming featuring coaches, analysts and fans.
What sets apart Level 3's VenueNet Lite service is that it does not require a new network buildout or the need for satellite trucks.
"Level 3's VenueNet Lite solution is ideal because it allows us to utilize our existing campus fiber network to connect our three major sports venues and our on-campus studio," said Jon Rubin, director of multimedia operations for the UAA.
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