Level 3 Communications will provide live compressed and uncompressed high-definition (HD) TV broadcast video services to CBS for Super Bowl XLIV.

For the first time, instead of sending the feed to a production truck for compression and delivery to the broadcast studio, an uncompressed 1.5 Gbps feed will be sent from Miami to CBS studio headquarters in New York via Level 3’s fiber-optic network.

Level 3 has done something similar in Denver for Bronco’s games and the Democratic National Convention. (For more, click here).

For 21 consecutive years, the NFL has used Level 3 Vyvx broadcast services to deliver the most-watched television event of the year. Level 3 will also deliver the game to the league offices, other broadcast networks and satellite teleport sites for global distribution.

"Our additional investments in infrastructure to connect Sun Life Stadium directly with the Level 3 network give CBS greater flexibility with point-to-point video delivery between customer locations via Level 3’s high-bandwidth fiber-optic network,” said Peter Neill, SVP of Level 3’s content markets group, in a statement.

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