Media Links, the manufacturer of media over IP transport technology, has announced a new agreement with South Korean telecommunications operation, LG U+. Media Links will provide the hardware and software for LG U+ to build out its new nationwide 4K/2K/HD/UHD media network backbone that will provide media transport services to one of Korea’s largest broadcasters, MBC-Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation.
The Media Links MD8000 Media over IP Transport Platform and ProMD EMS Enhanced Management Software will ensure that LG U+ can deliver high-quality, low-latency video and media content to its broadcast customers within an infrastructure designed for better performance and efficiency. MBC, Korea will use the LG U+ network and Media Links solutions to transport broadcast content to and from its nationwide network of regional stations.
“We’re honoured to have LG U+ select Media Links for its extensive network upgrade,” comments Toshiyuki Naka, Media Links Senior Vice President of Asia Sales. “With the ongoing bandwidth demands and requests for new media services over IP networks, LG U+ needs to be able to accommodate its large-capacity customers like MBC with flawless bi-directional video delivery and content contribution. We look forward to continuing to serve LG U+, MBC and other leading service providers and broadcasters in the Asia Pacific region as their Media over IP transport needs evolve.”
The MD8000 media transport platform offers 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 or compressed 4K, 2K, 3G, HD, SD-SDI video and audio, as well as data. ProMD EMS software provides the ability to provision and monitor media services, manage network activity as well as detect and isolate equipment problems.
Based in Seoul, Korea IISN is providing the installation and ongoing services for the LG U+ network upgrade, including maintenance.