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MLB Advanced Media Expands Level 3 Deal

New Multiyear Deal will Include Data Center Services 7/29/2013 11:57 AM Eastern

Major League Baseball’s MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) has expanded its agreement with Level 3 to include data center services for the company’s digital media products, which include MLB.TV live video streaming.

As a result of the agreement, Level 3 will provide services for the archival, backhaul and internet video streaming needs of MLBAM’s offerings as well as content delivery network (CDN) and internet services.

“With millions of fans accessing the great content that is live baseball games every day, it’s important MLBAM is able to not only accommodate that growth, but also continue to provide a superior viewing experience to our audience,” said Joe Inzerillo, senior vice president of content technology and CTO at MLBAM in a statement. “Level 3 has proven to be a strong network partner, providing us with services, flexibility and scalability that enable us to continue to grow our products.”

The services will connect MLBAM products like MLB.TV to Level 3’s Premier Elite data center located within the Scott Data Center in Omaha, Neb.

This will provide MLBAM with secure infrastructure services for its properties’ infrastructure and media library, as well as direct access to Level 3’s international network.

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