Latin American networks select CenturyLink for live World Cup feeds

CenturyLink will transmit international distribution and unilateral feeds in support of this soccer championship to top Latam networks TV Azteca in Mexico, and RCN and Caracol in Colombia, as well as Fox in the U.S.
The networks will use CenturyLink’s high quality, broadcast-based Vyvx Solutions to provide diverse routes in the transmission of tournament and content feeds from Moscow, Russia to each programmer’s master control facilities.
CenturyLink’s Vyvx Solutions will provide a variety of services for the event, including HD transmission, JPEG2K, MPEG4 encoding, decoding, onsite operations, monitoring and support, PTP data and internet, and frame rate conversion. In addition, for the first time in its delivery of the tournament, CenturyLink will offer 4K encoding.
“The stakes for broadcasters providing this event, like Fox, TV Azteca, RCN and Caracol, are high. CenturyLink has a proven track record of delivering these large-scale events on a global scale, and we look forward to helping our customers provide a seamless viewing experience throughout the tournament,” said Bill Wohnoutka, vice president of global internet and content delivery services for CenturyLink.