Level 3 Launches Global Media Partners Program
Media companies have a growing need to provide content to audiences worldwide, spurring Level 3 Communications to launch the Global Media Partners Program (GMPP).
GMPP is a collaboration comprised of production facilities, teleports and media hubs connected to Level 3’s Vyvx broadcast network – enabling customers such as film production companies, national news organizations and television production companies to produce and transmit their video content all over the world.
According to an analysis conducted by Lucintel, the global broadcast media industry is expected to continue its expansion and reach approximately $597 billion in 2017.
GMPP is designed to offer rapid, turn-key broadcast services for a variety of televised events, including awards shows, sporting events and late-breaking newscasts.
In collaboration with its members, Level 3 enters a market to deploy the equipment and connectivity needed to broadcast an event, which is then delivered over its global Vyvx fiber network.
Level 3’s GMPP is comprised of 36 partners, including Telelatino Network (TLN), the first Canada-based broadcaster to join the program. As part of the collaboration, TLN offers studio rental, satellite downlink, satellite trucks, on location crews, and equipment and studio space for pre-and post-production work.
Through GMPP, broadcasters can connect to more than 500 markets in over 60 countries.