Media Links announces today that its long-standing customer, LG U+ has once again selected its MD8000 Media over IP Transport technology for the delivery of content across its nationwide media network. KBS – Korean Broadcasting System will be using Media Links technology in the LG U+ network to deliver media services across the Korean peninsula.
The flexibility, reliability and agility of the MD8000 platform and technology allows LG U+ to provide real-time, low latency delivery of 4K video as well as other media services over its network backbone. In addition to KBS, these varied media services can also be utilized by other broadcasters to deliver content from source to multiple destinations and back again across the region.
Partnering with Media Links allows LG U+ to utilize an IP-based workflow for its broadcast services, providing a graceful transition from legacy SDI media environments along with several other key benefits and advantages:
- More efficient network bandwidth utilization
- Decreasing IP equipment costs
- Adaptable and scalable service offerings
- Support for evolving media resolutions, standards and formats
For this particular LG U+ expansion, close to 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, along with a similar number of data channels.
“Media Links’ vast experience in the media broadcast industry make its technology for 4K network backbone an obvious choice,” comments D. S. Kim, CEO of DBN. “We need to be able to accommodate large-capacity customers with flawless bi-directional video delivery and content contribution, and Media Links technology helps us to do this; with the utmost quality, trusted reliability and peace of mind, under all types of demanding and challenging conditions.”
This project was managed and implemented by LG U+ along with Korea-based Media Links partners, DBN – Digital Broadcast & Network and IISN Systems. Throughout the project, all teams closely collaborated, and seamlessly coordinated the system configuration requirements, installation, turn-up, as well as operational training and support services.
The MD8000 media transport platform offers impeccable Quality of Service due to its robust design, supporting both equipment and network redundancy with seamless protection switching, error correction, low-latency, and bi-directional operation. The MD8000 suite of products is an adaptable solution for transporting uncompressed and compressed video of all resolutions along with audio and data. ProMD EMS network management software complements Media Links’ hardware offering by providing the ability to provision and monitor media services, manage network activity as well as detect and isolate equipment problems.
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) is the national broadcaster of South Korea. Founded in 1927, it is one of the leading South Korean television and radio broadcasters. KBS operates seven radio networks, ten television channels, and dozen online services. Its flagship terrestrial television stations KBS1 broadcasts as channel 9, while KBS1 sister channel KBS2, an entertainment-oriented network, broadcasts as channel 7. KBS also operates the KBS World international broadcasting service, which provides comprehensive TV, radio, and online services among twelve different languages. More information at: https://www.kbs.co.kr/
About LG U+ / LG UPLUS Corporation
LG U+ was established on July 11, 1996 and has been transforming the lives of customers since. They strive to develop telecommunications services, hi-speed internet, VoIP and IPTV services as well as other data services. In fact, they are first in the world to establish a nationwide LTE network with super high-speed services of the highest quality. Continuing into the era of 5G and IoT, LG U+ continues to create higher standards of service and make their customers happy. More information at https://www.lguplus.com/com/
DBN – Digital Broadcasting & Network is one of the largest domestic broadcast-communication convergence company’s in South Korea, leading digital broadcast technologies in broadcast C&D, IPTV, cable broadcast, and satellite broadcast. With experience in carrying out numerous projects with various businesses, it provides high-quality, high-efficiency, and low-cost systems to its customers. More information at: http://dbnn.co.kr/wp/en/
Since establishment in 2004, IISN Systems Co., Ltd. has been a future-oriented provider of broadcasting / telecommunication convergence solutions such as BCTV lens, video server, mass storage and contribution solution in accordance with rapidly changing broadcasting technology trend under the corporate motto that there is no impossible solution. To respond to the growing needs of our customers, we have formed partnerships with global broadcasting companies such as Canon, Media Links, Harmonic, Black Box, and Barnfind to provide a variety of solutions. Based on our accumulated expertise and abundant know-how, we promise to continue our efforts to strengthen our customers’ competitiveness. For more information, please visit: http://iisn.co.kr/
About Media Links
Media Links, a Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner is best known for providing its media over IP transport and switching solutions for the world’s most watched sporting and entertainment events. The Company’s product portfolio is used for broadcasting the Winter & Summer Olympics, World Cup Soccer, Professional/Amateur American Football, Baseball and Basketball games, political conventions, entertainment showcases and much more.
Media Links’ mission is to offer broadcasters and network providers throughout the world leading edge transport technology, enabling them to move all types of professional media – including 4K UHD/HD/SD SDI video, SMPTE ST2110, audio signals as well as high bandwidth data – across multi-service Ethernet/IP networks.
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan, Media Links is the umbrella brand name supported by Media Links in Japan, Media Links Inc. in the USA, Media Links EMEA in the UK and Media Links AU Pty Ltd. in Australia. Media Links common stock is listed and traded on the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange under the Security Code Number 6659. For more information, please visit: https://www.medialinks.com