Level 3 Vyvx Powers Professional-Quality Broadcasts for University of Notre Dame

Level 3 Communications, which delivers some of the most-watched sporting events in the world, announced the University of Notre Dame can now support the delivery of professional quality, high-definition broadcasts using Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet Lite technology.
“We were looking for a reliable, turnkey broadcast solution that could be used at several of our sporting venues, offering the same level of quality that’s delivered by professional sports broadcasts,” said Dan Skendzel, Sr. Associate Athletics Director for Digital Media and Branding at the University of Notre Dame. “Level 3’s VenueNet Lite solution allows us to use our existing campus fiber network to connect three of our athletic venues and our on-campus studio – all without the need for satellite trucks.”

“When it comes to sports, if you can’t be in the stadium cheering for your favorite team, the next best thing is to watch it live on TV,” said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. “Through Level 3’s Vyvx VenueNet Lite service, Notre Dame fans can enjoy the best possible viewing experience for all home football and hockey games, as well as other programming featuring coaches, analysts and fans.”

The Vyvx VenueNet Lite service provides a centralized solution for colleges and universities that uses existing fiber infrastructure to connect all major sports locations on the campus – expediting the video feed booking process and eliminating the need for satellite trucks. The service is supported by a 24×7 operations team. Universities currently using the service include the University of Arizona, the University of Florida, Arizona State University, Clemson University, Oregon State University, the University of Nebraska and the University of Oregon.

Vyvx VenueNet Lite also serves as an acquisition point for the Level 3 Video Cloud. The Level 3 Video Cloud is a full suite of IP-based video services designed to support content delivery throughout its life cycle, from signal acquisition to delivery to viewers. Services include live Vyvx broadcast video acquisition, encoding and transcoding, global delivery via the Level 3 CDN, as well as comprehensive, self-service analytics and reporting.

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