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Level 3 Communications Expands Relationship with MLB Advanced Media

August 02, 2013


Level 3 Communications (News - Alert), a provider of communications services, reportedly expanded its partnership with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), the interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, with the objective to grow digital media services.

Joe Inzerillo, senior vice president of content technology and CTO at MLBAM, said, “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. 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.”

MLBAM hopes to connect MLB (News - Alert).TV, a live video streaming subscription product, with Level 3’s Uptime Institute Tier III Certified Scott Data Center in Omaha, NE in order facilitate secure infrastructure services for its properties’ infrastructure and media library.

Level 3 supposedly has vast experience in providing live, interactive sports content and the company’s expansive network paired with its colocation, CDN and HSIP services provides MLBAM with a comprehensive solution that delivers the reach, reliability and quality viewers of its content have come to expect.

Level 3 asserted that some of the notable benefits of its data centers include: concurrently maintainable power and cooling systems like N+1 AC power and N+1 cooling; onsite staff to support facilities access and site monitoring; enhanced security, including cameras, key cards, on-site guards or biometric authentication; higher power density cabinets or suites; and more.

Level 3 also claimed that it has more than 350 data centers in the U.S., Europe and Latin America that offer various options for power, space, managed IT and hosting, and virtual and cloud solutions.

In related news, Level 3 and Monaco Telecom recently signed strategic agreement for internet connectivity and T-Mobile (News - Alert) and Major League Baseball unveiled multi-year technology and marketing agreement.

Edited by Ryan Sartor