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TV Azteca Selects Level 3 Communications to Provide Live Feed of Brazil-Based International Soccer Showdown

Level 3 Vyvx Solutions Will Deliver the Month-long Tournament to Viewers Across Mexico (June 02, 2014)

BROOMFIELD, Colo., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) will distribute the international feed of this summer's soccer mega-event to TV Azteca starting June 12, 2014. A top broadcaster in Mexico, TV Azteca will use Level 3's high quality, broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to provide diverse routes in the transmission of the tournament feed from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to TV Azteca's teleport in Mexico City.

TV Azteca's networks are committed to broadcasting comprehensive coverage of the athletic event for its millions of viewers. By collaborating with Level 3, the broadcaster will provide its customers with smooth, uninterrupted access to every game. Level 3 also will manage all encoding, decoding and switching equipment for TV Azteca.

"Soccer is not a sport we take lightly in Mexico, and this particular competition is by far the biggest sporting event we broadcast, both in terms of number of viewers and the amount of technical expertise needed to deliver it to fans across our networks," said Pedro Carmona Ortiz, Special Events Engineering Director at TV Azteca. "We trust Level 3with their secure, global network and extensive technical experience transporting live feeds for large-scale eventsto help us deliver an unparalleled tournament-watching experience."


"We are thrilled TV Azteca took our proven track record of delivering secure, efficient, high-quality transmissions for some of the most-watched global television events and programs into account for this important competition," said Mark Taylor, vice president of Media and IP Services at Level 3. "Level 3's extensive experience and global network will provide a consistent, top-quality transmission to TV Azteca's viewers while the company enjoys the ease of working with one vendor."

Vyvx Solutions is part of Level 3's Video Cloud Services, 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. For more information on Level 3's content-based solutions, visit www.level3videocloud.com.

About Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE: LVLT) is a Fortune 500 company that provides local, national and global communications services to enterprise, government and carrier customers. Level 3's comprehensive portfolio of secure, managed solutions includes fiber and infrastructure solutions; IP-based voice and data communications; wide-area Ethernet services; video and content distribution; data center and cloud-based solutions. Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities. For more information, please visit www.level3.com or get to know us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

Level 3 Communications, LLC. All Rights Reserved. Level 3, Vyvx, Level 3 Communications, Level (3) andthe Level 3 Logo are either registered service marks or service marks of Level 3 Communications, LLC and/or one of its Affiliates in the United States and/or other countries.Any other service names, product names, company names or logos included herein are the trademarks or service marks of their respective owners. Level 3 services are provided by subsidiaries of Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Website Access to Company Information
Level 3 maintains a corporate website at www.level3.com, and you can find additional information about the company through the Investors pages on that website at http://investors.level3.com/. Level 3 uses its website as a channel of distribution of important information about the company. Level 3 routinely posts financial and other important information regarding the company and its business, financial condition and operations on the Investor Relations web pages.

Visitors to the Investors Relations web pages can view and print copies of Level 3's SEC filings, including periodic and current reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, as soon as reasonably practicable after those filings are made with the SEC.

Copies of the charters for each of the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Governance committees of Level 3's Board of Directors, its Corporate Governance Guidelines, Code of Ethics, press releases and analysts and investor conference presentations are all available through the Investor Relations web pages.

Please note that the information contained on any of Level 3's web sites is not incorporated by reference in, or considered to be a part of, any document unless expressly incorporated by reference in that document.

Forward-Looking Statement
Some statements made in this press release are forward-looking in nature and are based on management's current expectations or beliefs. These forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Level 3's control, which could cause actual events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the statements. Important factors that could prevent Level 3 from achieving its stated goals include, but are not limited to, the company's ability to: manage risks associated with continued uncertainty in the global economy; increase revenue from its services to realize its targets for financial and operating performance; maintain and increase traffic on its network; develop and maintain effective business support systems; manage system and network failures or disruptions; avert the breach of its network and computer system security measures; develop new services that meet customer demands and generate acceptable margins; manage the future expansion or adaptation of its network to remain competitive; defend intellectual property and proprietary rights; manage continued or accelerated decreases in market pricing for communications services; obtain capacity for its network from other providers and interconnect its network with other networks on favorable terms; attract and retain qualified management and other personnel; successfully integrate future acquisitions; effectively manage political, legal, regulatory, foreign currency and other risks it is exposed to due to its substantial international operations; mitigate its exposure to contingent liabilities; and meet all of the terms and conditions of its debt obligations. Additional information concerning these and other important factors can be found within Level 3's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements in this press release should be evaluated in light of these important factors. Level 3 is under no obligation to, and expressly disclaims any such obligation to, update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

Contact Information




Media:

Investors:

Ashley Pritchard

Mark Stoutenberg

720-888-5950

720-888-2518

Ashley.Pritchard@Level3.com

Mark.Stoutenberg@Level3.com

Level 3 Communications

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