Level 3 and Stream UK Offer HTTP Dynamic Streaming for Enterprise Video Delivery
LONDON – Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) today announced its work with London-based Stream UK to offer a joint live broadcast solution for enterprise customers using Adobe Flash ® platform with support for HTTP. The solution enables business customers to stream live events in the corporate environment, while the elimination of previous editions with firewall configuration and congestion of the company.
Stream UK is a leading provider of content delivery network of Level 3 (CDN) service in the European Level 3 Partner Program. The company provides businesses worldwide with professional-level tools to manage and distribute multimedia content over the Internet.
“We believe the adaptive bitrate streaming over HTTP is the protocol of the future, and I can honestly say that it is the most important breakthrough we have made in the last decade,” said CEO Duncan Burbidge Stream UK. “This solution leverages the global reach and network performance Level 3 comprehensive CDN with own tools webcasting Stream UK to provide an ideal option for business visitors, mobile TV viewers, spectators at the connections and variables for those who pay the costs of bandwidth. ”
For enterprise customers, one of the main advantages of living HTTP delivery through the protocols used above is the ability to avoid a series of problems with firewall settings, giving the company’s customers access to users in environments corporate.
“As video has become an increasingly important tool for businesses – both internal and external use – so far, it has been difficult if not impossible for companies to realize their full potential due to technological limitations, said James Heard, president of Level 3 European markets. “With Stream UK, we have been able to develop a solution that eliminates some of these barriers and offers our corporate customers the opportunity to provide live content to their audiences in new ways.”
Dynamic Streaming HTTP is a protocol to the letter and adaptive live video transmission bit rate over regular HTTP connections in the Adobe ® Flash ® Platform. It is designed to allow high quality video streaming also promotes a better experience for viewers, regardless of connection speed. With its ability to spread of the Internet and video workflows, Level 3 offers the HTTP adaptation of video bit rate in the Adobe Flash platform for distribution over global CDN.
The company has recently demonstrated the ability of the new solution for Streaming Media Europe. Some parts of the London conference will be broadcast live to viewers registered online during the conference last week.
About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: LVLT) is a leading global provider of communications services based on fiber. Enterprise, content, wholesale customers and government customers rely on Level 3 to deliver services with an industry leading combination of scalability and value over an optical fiber network from end to end. Level 3 offers a portfolio of metro and long distance, including transport, data, Internet, content delivery and voice. For more information, visit www.level3.com. Level 3 services are provided by wholly owned subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc. Level 3 Communications Level 3 and Level 3 Communications logo are trademarks or service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and / or its subsidiaries in the United States United States and / or other countries. Adobe and Flash are registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and / or other countries.
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