Fiber-communications provider Level 3 Communications has inked two major deals with CNN and Fox Sports that significantly expand on the company's existing relations with the programmers.
For Fox, Level 3 is now providing its Vyvx VenueNet+ sports broadcasting services for video, voice and Internet in venues around the U.S. for Fox's coverage of the 2010 NFL season. Level 3 already had a multi-year deal to provide services at venues.
For CNN, Level 3 has installed its Managed Video Network Services platform at the news network's Atlanta headquarters so it can move and manage video and data more efficiently. In addition to the video backhaul services Level 3 has historically provided CNN, Level 3 has also brought CNN's Atlanta headquarters on-net, giving the broadcaster direct access to Level 3's Tier 1 IP backbone and it has augmented the fiber capacity into CNN's New York City studios.