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Encompass Selected to Provide VOD Services for Sony Pictures Television Networks' getTV, Sony Movie Channel and Cine Sony Channels in the U.S.
Thursday, April 20, 2017

ATLANTA, April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, today announced that Sony Pictures Television Networks has selected its CloudVOD platform and geographically diverse Digital Network Operations Centers (DNOC) to distribute VOD assets for Sony's U.S. channels, including getTV, Cine Sony, and Sony Movie Channel to major U.S. multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD) and virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPD). Powered by Microsoft Azure, Encompass' CloudVOD platform manages the nuances of processing requirements and multiple technology standards inherent in traditional and OTT VOD delivery.

"We are pleased to partner with Encompass to leverage their worldwide footprint and unified global solutions that provide a new alternative for delivering VOD content to North American MVPDs on behalf of our increasing number of platforms," said Bob Billeci, EVP Technology & Operations at Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks. "CloudVOD is a highly automated, industry-leading platform that allows us to deliver the premium-value content our consumers seek, without compromising scalability, security and cost."

"Leveraging the cloud has allowed us to offer a high degree of automation and therefore repeatability and reliability to major networks, and we are excited to extend this offering to Sony Pictures into a new region," commented Chris Walters, CEO of Encompass. "Our CloudVOD platform managed by regional operational teams will offer Sony Pictures a unique end-to-end managed service allowing them to globally scale the delivery of content to their MVPDs and VMVPDs."

Encompass is exhibiting at the upcoming NAB show in Las Vegas April 24-27, 2017. Stop by booth SU2324 to learn about the benefits of managed services and how Encompass can help.

About Sony Pictures Television Networks
Sony Pictures Television Networks operates branded entertainment channels reaching over one billion households around the world. Based in Culver City, Amsterdam, Budapest, London, Madrid, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Singapore and Tokyo, Sony's linear and digital networks offer high quality film and television content from Sony Pictures and third-parties, as well as original content commissioned globally and locally. Sony Pictures Television Networks is a division of Sony Pictures Television Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment company.

About Encompass Digital Media
Encompass is a global technology services company focused on supporting TV networks, broadcasters, sports leagues and digital leaders with the delivery of their linear/nonlinear video content across television and digital platforms. Services include: global transmission and connectivity, channel playout, OTT/TV streaming and VOD, live events and disaster recovery. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv, and follow us on social media - LinkedIn and Twitter.

Media Contact:
Lisa Hagin
Encompass Digital Media
lhagin@encompass.tv
+1 404.386.1209

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SOURCE Encompass Digital Media



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