Increasing Demand to Improve Transfer of Large Media Files Drives Development of Level 3 Cloud Content Exchange
New Cloud-based Service Enables Real-Time, High-Bandwidth Remote Transfer of Massive Files for Network Broadcast and Media Companies Worldwide
January 27, 2014 --
BROOMFIELD, Colo., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) today announced the launch of a new cloud-based file transfer platform that simplifies and accelerates the process of sending large video and data files, such as syndicated content and advertising files. The new service was developed to meet increasing demand from network broadcast and other media companies to move content to remote locations around the world.
These companies are looking for faster, more reliable alternatives to mail service carriers and slow-moving file transfer protocol (FTP) sites to send content to and from locations worldwide. Level 3's Cloud Content Exchange leverages Level 3's extensive worldwide storage platform and global network connectivity to enable companies to quickly and securely exchange content on a global scale via the cloud. Cloud Content Exchange stores media files in a central, cloud-based library where they can be metatagged, sorted and accessed in real time with rapid upload and download speeds.
FOX Broadcasting Company was the first to beta test the service.
"As one of the largest broadcasters in the world, FOX needs the ability to rapidly send and receive media files all over the globe," said Keith Goldberg, vice president of Global Operations and Transmission Services at FOX. "Level 3 worked side-by-side with us to develop a one-of-a-kind, secure solution that not only allows us to quickly transfer video clips, promos and other content internationally, but also provides extensive cloud storage capacity and a global network an all-inclusive solution we couldn't find anywhere else."
"The daily movement of media files is critical to the operations of media broadcast companies such as FOX, in addition to sports teams and other large enterprises," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. "Cloud Content Exchange is a comprehensive, secure media transfer solution that delivers an easy-to-use interface offering access to data anywhere there is an Internet connection. This allows customers to realize greater efficiencies, reduce operating costs, and better meet important delivery deadlines."
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