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IP Media Links technology and LG U+ streaming services support 4K content streaming across Korea

Media Links today announced that its long-time customer, LG U+, has again selected its MD8000 Media over IP Transport technology for delivering content over its nationwide media network. KBS – Korean Broadcasting System will use Media Links technology in the LG U+ network to provide multimedia services throughout the Korean peninsula.

The flexibility, reliability and agility of the MD8000 platform and technology enable LG U+ to deliver real-time, low-latency streaming of 4K video and other media services over its backbone network. In addition to KBS, these varied media services can also be used by other broadcasters to deliver content from the source to multiple destinations and vice versa throughout the region.

The partnership with Media Links enables LG U+ to use an IP-based workflow for its broadcast services, providing a smooth transition from legacy SDI media environments along with several other key advantages and benefits:

  • More efficient use of network bandwidth
  • Reduction of IP equipment costs
  • Adaptable and scalable service offerings
  • Support for evolving resolutions, standards and media formats

For this particular LG U+ expansion, nearly two dozen 7RU large-capacity Media Links MD8000 EX chassis will be deployed, supporting over a hundred video/audio services at resolutions up to 4K, as well as a similar number of data channels.

“Media Links’ extensive experience in the media streaming industry makes its technology for the 4K backbone an obvious choice,” comments DS Kim, CEO of DBN. “We need to be able to accommodate high-capacity clients with seamless two-way video streaming and content contribution, and Media Links technology helps us do that; with the highest quality, dependable reliability and peace of mind, in all types of demanding and harsh conditions.

This project was managed and implemented by LG U+ with Korea-based partners Media Links, DBN – Digital Broadcast & Network and IISN Systems. Throughout the project, all teams collaborated closely and seamlessly coordinated system configuration requirements, installation, commissioning, as well as operational training and support services.

The MD8000 media transport platform delivers impeccable quality of service with its robust design, supporting both equipment and network redundancy with transparent protection switching, error correction, low latency and bi-directional operation. The MD8000 product suite is an adaptable solution for transporting uncompressed and compressed video of all resolutions along with audio and data. Pro® EMS network management software complements Media Links’ hardware offerings by providing the ability to deliver and monitor multimedia services, manage network activity, and detect and isolate equipment problems.