Broomfileld, Colorado – (The Hosting News) – April 18, 2008 – Colocation, VoIP, and Internet backbone company, Level 3 Communications’ Content Markets Group, has upgraded and expanded its suite of content delivery services to include a new service.
Content Delivery for Extended Libraries (CDXL) was created in response to demand from existing and potential customers with large libraries of digital assets for an economic solution to enable them to monetize their entire libraries of audio and video content – regardless of each asset’s popularity.
Gerry Kaufhold, principal analyst with In-Stat noted, ”Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) are transforming how people gain access to rich media, and the network has to be about more than moving lots of bits quickly. Level 3’s Content Delivery for Extended Libraries brings a new level of network performance, storage capacity and economic efficiency to the CDN market.”
Leveraging its robust Content Delivery Network and its highly scalable origin storage solution, Level 3 has introduced proprietary intelligence into its infrastructure which enables content to be delivered dynamically on the optimal path to end users. Level 3’s patent-pending solution will enable customers like content owners/aggregators, sports leagues, broadcasters and user generated content sites to monetize a larger portion of their assets, including their long-tail, or less frequently requested, video and audio content by storing and delivering their entire library economically and efficiently. The dynamic intelligence built into Level 3’s CDXL solution automatically positions customer content on the Level 3 infrastructure based on popularity and removes the need for customer guesswork about which assets will be popular in certain regions at any given time.
Dave Mansueto, Co-founder of Liberated Syndication remarked, ”Libsyn provides a do-it-yourself publishing platform for podcasters and new media producers and makes thousands of podcasts available to the public. Using Level 3’s CDN services, Libsyn has significantly improved its online delivery of high-quality audio and video podcasts to millions of loyal fans. We are excited about Level 3’s CDXL service, because we believe it will enable us to effectively distribute the podcasts using our services and better serve content that may be targeted toward niche audiences.”
Grant van Rooyen, President of Level 3’s Content Markets Group commented, ”Our customers with large content libraries have been looking for an economic solution to enable them to monetize their substantial digital assets. We believe that the business of providing a solution for the efficient delivery of entire libraries of content, not just the most popular titles, will be increasingly important as online content distribution matures. Level 3 is excited to deliver a solution that enables customers like Libsyn to build a viable business model for monetizing their long-tail content.”
Level 3 Communications, Inc., an international communications company, operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world. Through its customers, Level 3 is the primary provider of Internet connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers. The company provides a comprehensive suite of services over its broadband fiber optic network including Internet Protocol (IP) services, broadband transport and infrastructure services, colocation services, voice services and voice over IP services. The services are designed to provide building blocks that enable Level 3’s customers to meet growing demands for advanced communications solutions.The principal components offered by Level 3’s VoIP Enhanced Local service include network trunking, local telephone numbers, local number portability, the safety of E-911, operator assistance, caller ID, directory listings, and directory assistance. The service is designed to allow Level 3 customers to retain the flexibility to manage and control end-user features without the difficulties of implementing complex interconnection arrangements.
For more information about Level 3, please visit: www.level3.com.