Media Links IP Technology And LG U+ Broadcast Services Support 4K Content Delivery Across Korea

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.

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