Level 3 announced it will provide live compressed and uncompressed HD television broadcast video services to CBS for Super Bowl XLIV

February 3, 2010

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BROOMFIELD, Colo. -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced it will provide live compressed and uncompressed high-definition (HD) television broadcast video services to CBS for Super Bowl XLIV®. For the first time ever, instead of sending the feed to a production truck for compression and delivery to the broadcast studio, an uncompressed 1.5 Gigabit per second feed will be sent from Miami to CBS studio headquarters in New York via Level 3’s fiber-optic network. In total, over 2,800 hours of video content will be acquired, encoded and transported across the Level 3 Vyvx services platform for overall Super Bowl coverage.

"This year, we worked with Level 3 to test uncompressed HD feeds in the delivery of various NFL games and have been impressed with the results," said Bob Mincieli, director of Broadcast Operations at CBS. "Our mission is to deliver the very best possible sports viewing experience for our audience – especially for the biggest game of the year – and the new technology that Level 3 offers will allow us to do just that."

Level 3 Communications Inc. (NYSE: LVLT)

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