CenturyLink says it will be handling the transmission of international distribution and unilateral feeds for this summer's soccer World Cup for key networks in the Americas. The networks include Fox in the USA, TV Azteca in Mexico, and both RCN and Caracol in Colombia.
FIFA will be holding the World Cup in cities across Russia starting on June 14 and running through the finals on July 54. Fox will be broadcasting some 64 matches live. With the USA not qualifying this time, I will have to find another team to root for though.
CenturyLink's Vyvx will be bringing that content from Moscow to each of the television network's master control facilities via diverse routing. One of the options available for the first time will be high resolution 4K encoding. Vyvx came to CenturyLink in the Level 3 deal of course, and it's good to see them continuing to win their share of this kind of event.