Saturday, February 1, 2014

Level 3's Vyvx Venuenet+ Delivers Super Bowl Coverage

For the 25th consecutive year, Level 3 Communications delivered television broadcast video services for the Super Bowl using its Vyvx network. Special requirement for this year's event included builiding a separate broadcast location in Times Square for FOX Sports. The Times Square remote location included 4,500-square-feet of temporary office space, using more than 200,000 feet of cable.

MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. is connected directly to Level 3's advanced fiber-optic network, enabling the TV broadcast of the event. Level 3's equipment and connectivity into the venue provided FOX with fully diverse, end-to-end on-net service to ensure better reliability and control over the delivery process.

As part of the service, FOX also used Level 3's JPEG 2000 compression services, which the broadcaster employed at all NFL venues during the 2013 season. In total, more than 5,000 hours of video content was acquired, encoded and transported across Level 3's Vyvx VenueNet+ platform as part of the Super Bowl coverage. In addition to delivering the game, Level 3 also carried the pre-game and post-game feeds to all NFL operations centers; NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, NJ and NFL Network studios in Culver City, CA, NFL Network Master Control in Atlanta, as well as other broadcast networks and satellite teleport sites for global distribution.