Kawasaki, Japan – November 17, 2023:
Media Links has delivered its new Xscend Media over IP transport platform for use in the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, which take place in Paris, France, from July 26 – August 11, 2024. Celebrating its 30th year of innovation, Media Links has a long history of providing technology to broadcasters and service providers of past Olympics.
The tremendous benefit of IP will once again enable new efficiencies and cost economies, allowing broadcasters covering the Games to create and deliver media (video, audio and data) with flexibility, reliability and impeccable quality. Media Links’ Media over IP technology will play an instrumental role in the content delivery infrastructure, transporting an abundance of contribution media feeds from Paris under and across the Atlantic Ocean to the USA.
As the first customer delivery of its new high density Xscend platform, over one hundred 1080i and 1080P video streams will be transported from the Olympic Games’ International Broadcasting Center (IBC) in Paris to a USA-based broadcaster for final production and mass distribution to the viewing public. JPEG-XS compression will be utilized to lower overall bandwidth usage and resulting transit costs while keeping processing latency to a minimum.
Xscend’s hitless protection switching will be also deployed across multiple 100Gbps undersea optical trunks to allow for perfect media signal reconstruction at the receiving end in the event of intermittent or more frequently occurring errors in any one path.
Media Links ProMD-EMS Enhanced Management System will also be in operation, controlling, monitoring and assuring media service integrity across the Xscend platform from France to the USA.
“Media Links solutions are repeatedly used for these types of content-critical, highest profile events like the Olympics, mainly due to their quality, consistency and reliability. Audiences expect a robust viewing experience, and our customers know they can always count on Media Links to deliver absolute quality of service over their network. Our support and professional services team will also be fully engaged, working with our global customers to ensure that all aspects of Olympic Games planning and implementation are handled methodically and smoothly”, concludes John Dale, Chief Marketing Officer of Media Links.
About Media Links
Well recognized and trusted for its reliable media transport solutions that deliver high value content over IP networks, Technology and Engineering Emmy® Award winner Media Links helps deliver exceptional live sporting and entertainment experiences to audiences across the globe. Major recurring events include the Winter & Summer Olympics, World Cup Soccer, American Football, Baseball and Basketball games, political conventions, entertainment showcases and much more.
Media Links IP technology is optimized for broadcasters, service providers, rights holders and content owners, providing low latency, bandwidth efficient, fail-safe operation with both unsurpassed video quality as well as high speed “hitless” data transmission capability. The Media Links IP portfolio includes media gateways, modular transport platforms, aggregation/core switches, and management control software, supporting formats up to 4K UHD resolutions and network bandwidths to 100G. Solutions are specifically designed to interoperate with industry standards, provide a bridge from legacy interfaces to IP, and flexibly accommodate workflows for current and evolving applications like remote, distributed as well as cloud production. Professional services are also available for network design, installation and maintenance.
Now celebrating its 30th year, Media Links is headquartered in Kawasaki, Japan with offices in the USA and Australia. Its stock is listed and traded on the JASDAQ Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange under Security Code Number 6659. Visit us at www.medialinks.com and follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram and X / Twitter. Email: email@example.com for more information.
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