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The official website of Major League Baseball, has expanded its use of Level 3 Communications' services and has selected Level 3 to augment its content delivery network (CDN) services.

"In choosing Level 3 for one of our CDN services, we've been able to achieve optimal CDN redundancy and performance diversity, enabling us to provide a higher quality and more reliable online experience for baseball fans," said Joe Choti, chief technology officer for

In June 2010, Level 3 announced it had been selected by to provide high-speed IP (HSIP) and colocation to support's network, media archive, as well as live and on-demand streaming capabilities. Level 3's relationship had previously included Vyvx video backhaul services for live-game streams.

With the addition of the CDN services, Level 3 is now supporting the delivery of's video streaming from creation to consumption using Level 3's CDN platform combined with the company's Vyvx video broadcast backhaul services.

"Our relationship with is a perfect example of the benefits of Level 3's creation to consumption model," said Mark Taylor, vice president of content and media at Level 3 in a statement. "We can provide the CDN services they need, but that's just one piece of the puzzle. We also provide a full suite of customized solutions -- from video backhaul to HSIP to colocation to storage -- in order to meet more of their connectivity needs from a single provider. As a result, we're better able to optimize the different delivery workflows along the way, facilitating better outcomes for and its business partners, and a better online viewing experience for baseball fans."

The subscription-based video service is one of the largest subscription video offerings on the Internet. In February, reported that it has served more than one billion live video streams -- a quarter of which were delivered in 2010 -- since the site was launched.