12 October 2015, Stansted UK:  Media Global Links Co., Ltd. (MGL), has announced it has joined the TICO Alliance; the growing coalition of companies united to set the bar for next generation UHD/4K infrastructure by establishing TICO compression in the new IP-based Live ecosystem.

The TICO Alliance was founded in April 2015 and brings together leading Broadcast equipment manufacturers, OEM providers, broadcasters, electronics brands and technology companies.  The group is working to establish the TICO lightweight compression technology in the new IP-based Live production ecosystem that allows users to seamlessly leverage the existing SDI-based workflows to 4K/UHD without the cost of a complete renewal.  Membership is open to any company active in the Broadcast industry.

John Dale, Director, Media Global Links said: “As more broadcasters explore the use of IP video, the alliance’s efforts have become part of a larger trend set by a variety of industry players to find better approaches for delivering IP video.   Media Links is pleased to be part of this evolution.

“TICO is promoting an approach using lightweight compression that it believes will ease the move to 4K and IP within broadcast production facilities,” continues Dale.  “It looks like the TICO Lightweight Compression could enable some compelling new solutions for managing UHD links within and outside the studio while providing a great balance between performance and cost.”

Other existing Alliance members include Altera Corporation, Artel Video Systems, Belden Grass Valley, Embrionix, Deltacast, EVS Broadcast Equipment, Image Matters, Imagine Communications, Keisoku Giken, Macnica Americas, Nevion, Ross Video, Tektronix, and Xilinx.

For further information please see: www.tico-alliance.org