Level 3 Strengthens European Content Team to Support Growth

Level 3 Communications’ European Markets Group today announced the appointment of Joe Trainor, who joins the company as Senior Director, Broadcast and Content Offer Management. Trainor joins Level 3 from Narrowstep and will primarily focus on delivering Internet Protocol (IP)-based Video solutions for Broadcasters and content owners within the European Region, reporting to Uwe Nickl, senior vice president Product Delivery, Offer Management and Marketing in Europe.

Trainor broadens and strengthens Level 3’s team by bringing specific sector expertise to address the growth in demand for IP Video in the region, and will further support Level 3’s growth strategy in the industry, Trainor most recently held the position of Vice President Sales at Narrowstep. He has worked extensively with many of the largest Broadcasters, content owners and telecommunications companies across Europe delivering some of the most innovative video solutions on-line.

“Level 3 is seeing more demand than ever for efficient delivery of media content over the Internet,” said Uwe Nickl, senior vice president Product Delivery, Offer Management and Marketing in Europe. “It is important that we as a business continue to understand the demands of our customers, and with Joe joining us in Europe, we are confident that we will continue to offer a roadmap of services that deliver what our customers need both today and in support of their growth in the future.”

“It is my belief that the Future of television, and High Definition (HD) in particular, is moving to IP. Level 3 has the scale to enable this future,” said Trainor. “Video over IP is maturing, and Broadcasters are now demanding a service over the Internet that reflects the customer experience of their core channels of distribution, while at the same time ensuring commercial viability. Level 3 is well positioned and offering services designed to enable the future of video over the Internet.”