Level 3 launches Video Cloud Services

07 April 2014 | Kavit Majithia


Level 3 Communications has announced the launch of Video Cloud Services, based on moving, storing and delivering broadcast and internet video globally.

The cloud service is designed to combine Level 3’s content delivery, video broadcast and cloud storage capabilities to create a more scalable, secure and streamlined approach to global content distribution.

Level 3 said content companies are requiring more transfers of large amounts of video content and data to locations and devices around the world.

“Level 3 has collaborated with many content-driven companies, and the one recurring theme we keep seeing is that these companies want a one-stop-shop for high-quality video transfer and storage – for both traditional and online media," said Mark Taylor, VP of media and IP services at Level 3.

"Our Video Cloud Services simplify every aspect of video delivery, giving our customers the performance and global reach they need to not only deliver an unparalleled video experience, but also realise cost efficiencies," he added.

Mukul Krishna, global director of digital media at Frost & Sullivan believes the development of such services is becoming essential to meet demand from consumers for on demand content.

“Companies need to leverage the cloud to cost effectively, and efficiently manage video throughout its lifecycle and deliver it measurably and intelligently across multiple screens,” he said.