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The ITU World Triathlon Series to Receive Broadcast and CDN Services from Level 3

April 19, 2012


ITU, the world governing body for triathlon, will make use of the broadcast and CDN services from Level 3 for broadcasting the upcoming ITU World Triathlon Series.

The triathlon championship will see top athletes from around the globe compete head-to-head in an eight-city series that spans over four continents. Each race consists of a 1.5-kilometer swim, a 40-kilometer bike ride and a 10-kilometer run or sprint distance of a 0.75-kilometer swim, a 20-kilometer bike ride and a 5-kilometer run.

The Level 3 Internet Broadcast Elements solution is a toolbox of services is designed to seamlessly integrate multiple Level 3 services for an end-to-end solution for delivering high-quality video online. Because it’s all from a single provider, users and their IT resources are free to do what they do best. ITU will utilize the IBE to broadcast and live stream each race of the ITU World Triathlon Series and viewers will also be able to watch replays of the races from a web-based video on-demand service powered by IBE technology.

Level 3 claimed that it is changing the business of content delivery by combining the advantages of an Internet backbone with a sophisticated and proven Content Delivery Network (CDN) platform.

ITU acknowledged that Level 3 is the only company that offers a one-stop shop for reliable video broadcast and streaming services – all critical factors in helping it connect with its fans and grow the sport on a global level.

“Level 3 is a trusted provider for a number of the world's most high profile sporting events because it has the network and capabilities to broadcast and stream live sporting events on a global scale,” stated Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services for Level 3, in a press release.

In other news, Level 3 announced new appointments to board of directors and signed agreement with Djibouti Telecom for high speed IP services. 

Edited by Jennifer Russell