German Media Company, ProSiebenSat.1, Selects Level 3 for Services Including CDN

Media company ProSiebenSat.1 is already a Level 3 customer since 2009, but now Level 3 has been awarded additional business among which the use of its CDN (Content Delivery Network) and Level 3’s DDoS mitigation solution. Level 3 now provides services to the group across four business units: ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, ProSiebenSat.1 Games, ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion and maxdome GmbH.

The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is one of the largest independent media corporations in Europe. Its core business is free TV financed by advertising. With the stations SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins, sixx, SAT.1 Gold and ProSieben MAXX, the company would reach about 42 million TV households in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The Group is listed and employs more than 3,000 staff in 12 countries.

level-3The use of Level 3’s CDN solution and security services supports the ProSiebenSat.1 group in achieving the diversification of revenue streams beyond TV advertising, which is one of the company’s key strategic goals. With fast content delivery to any device and multi-layer security throughout its gaming platforms, the group aims to simultaneously optimize the user experience, protect its key assets and drive revenues.

Level 3 is now providing the following services to these four ProSiebenSat.1 business units:

  • 1 Digital is the multimedia company of ProSiebenSat.1 and operates with ProSiebenSat.1 Networld, one of the leading platforms in Germany. It has added Level 3’s dynamic content packaging to Level 3 CDN services, enabling it to tailor its on-demand video and ProSiebenSat.1 TV broadcasts to user devices such as computers, smartphones and tablets. maxdome GmbH is also using these services.
  • 1 Games, which focuses on the licensing and channeling of online games, has selected Level 3’s distributed denial of service (DDOS) mitigation to provide a multi-layered approach to protecting ProSiebenSat.1 Games’ network infrastructure and assets as well as those of its strategic partners.
  • 1 Produktion, which offers studio and post-production, cross-company content management and a full broadcasting service for more than 15 TV stations, has selected Level 3 High-Speed IP services to help enhance the performance delivered to customers.

Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets in over 60 countries over a global services platform anchored by owned fiber networks on three continents and connected by extensive undersea facilities.