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Level 3 helps France Televisions deliver Vancouver Games in HD



Provider of fibre-based communications services Level 3 Communications Inc (Nasdaq: LVLT | Quote | Chart | News | PowerRating) said today is working with France Televisions to help deliver the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics in high definition (HD) to online and mobile audiences, from 12 February 2010 to 28 February 2010. Financial details were not available.

France Televisions is delivering the Winter Games live to the Web and Apple iPhone during the two-week event from 19:00 PST until 06:00 PST and also providing on-demand content at all other hours.

Level 3 said that this content delivery is made possible with its content delivery network (CDN) and Live Event services, alongside Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Live Smooth Streaming and Microsoft Silverlight.

IIS Smooth Streaming is reportedly designed to help improve the quality of an online video stream by minimizing broadcast disruptions through varying the quality of the delivery in real time, based on the available bandwidth of a given computer.

In addition to delivering the Games to online users, Level 3′s CDN platform allows the company to easily direct the same video content to mobile users.

Level 3 helps France Televisions deliver Vancouver Games in HD |

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