Company is the video transmission partner for the new College Football Hall of Fame facility.

ATLANTA, GA (September 9, 2014)Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, has teamed up with the College Football Hall of Fame to provide video transmission services from its new facility in Atlanta, GA. With full-time fiber connectivity through Encompass, and last-mile service from AT&T, the College Football Hall of Fame now has the capability to transmit live interviews, long-form programming and content playout globally via Encompass Atlanta’s international Teleport.

“The ability to provide broadcasters and content owners an onsite, end-to-end video transport solution offers an added benefit that makes the College Football Hall of Fame a preferred, premier facility for delivering sports related media,” says Mike Bilbow, Vice President, Content & Production for College Football Hall of Fame.

“The College Football Hall of Fame is a world-class facility, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with them in the distribution of their video content anywhere in the world using our comprehensive, geographically diverse resources,” comments Keith Kozicki, Director, Sports Distribution & Channel Origination for Encompass.

In addition to delivering video through fiber transmission, Encompass also provides a wide range of services that will enhance any media distribution project including satellite uplink (fixed and mobile), standards conversion, HD encoding and live streaming.

About Atlanta Hall Management & The College Football Hall of Fame

The new College Football Hall of Fame and Chick-fil-A Fan Experience is a 94,256-square-foot attraction located in the heart of Atlanta’s sports, entertainment and tourism district. Adjacent to the Georgia World Congress Center and Centennial Olympic Park, the new Hall provides visitors with a highly immersive, interactive and engaging experience using a blend of historic college football artifacts and state-of-the-art, interactive multimedia exhibits. The National Football Foundation (NFF) launched the Hall in 1951 to stand as one of the nation’s premier sports shrines, immortalizing the game’s greatest players and coaches as positive role models for future generations. In 2009, Atlanta Hall Management, Inc., partnered with the NFF to construct and operate the new Hall of Fame attraction, which will also provide a platform for community outreach, education and character development initiatives, as well as serve as one of Atlanta’s premier special event spaces. For more information, please visit www.cfbhall.com.

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Encompass chooses Intelsat’s IS-34 for Latin America distribution

Luxembourg, 26 June 2014   Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), the world’s leading provider of satellite services, announced today that it has signed a 15-year agreement with Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, for capacity on Intelsat 34, one of the three satellites comprising Intelsat’s premier video neighborhoods serving Latin America.

Encompass will transition from Intelsat 805 at 304.5˚ East to its replacement satellite, Intelsat 34, in late 2015, and lease additional C-band capacity to expand its SD and HD video distribution feeds throughout Latin America.

“Intelsat’s premier video neighborhood at 304.5˚E delivers high cable head-end penetration throughout Latin America which will allow us to meet the increased demand for HD and regionalized content distribution,” said Juan Salleras, executive vice president and general manager, Encompass Latin America. “The premium transponders on Intelsat 34 will allow us to operate more efficiently and provide programmers with the ability to deliver higher quality and differentiated content to their viewers. ”

“Starting with the global distribution of the Mexico Olympic Games in 1968, Intelsat has been the leading provider of satellite services to the Latin America media market, delivering the region’s most-watched channels to more cable head-ends than any other satellite operator,” said Carmen Gonzalez-Sanfeliu, regional vice president, Latin America and Caribbean sales, Intelsat. “The Intelsat 34 satellite, and our related investments in ground infrastructure in the region, will further support Encompass’ growth plans, enhancing its highly respected distribution platform for the region.”

About Intelsat

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) is the world’s leading provider of satellite services, delivering high performance connectivity solutions for media, fixed and mobile broadband infrastructure, enterprise and government and military applications. Intelsat’s satellite, teleport and fiber infrastructure is unmatched in the industry, setting the standard for transmissions of video and broadband services. From the globalization of content and the proliferation of HD, to the expansion of cellular networks and mobile broadband access, Intelsat creates value for its customers through creative space-based solutions. Envision…Connect…Transform…with Intelsat, celebrating 50 years of space leadership in 2014. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.

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Recognizing a growing trend in the market toward next generation IP-based video transport solutions, the company embraces the future of IP delivery

Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, is working with LTN and its next generation managed IP network to provide a total solution for affordable, reliable transmission services across the globe. Encompass recognizes the quality and affordability of using IP over reliable, defined Internet-accessible hardened nodes. The companies are working together to deploy IP transmission kits including multi-channel HD encoding for sports, news, entertainment and corporate events. Encompass’ New York Waterfront facility acts as a point-of-presence for LTN and enables the connectivity of hundreds of customers directly to the LTN IP network. In addition, Encompass’ global Teleport footprint is directly accessible to LTN.

“With the demand rising for reliable, broadcast quality IP delivery, Encompass is not only embracing this trend but is looking one step ahead into what we see as a rapidly growing delivery technology within our industry,” said Chris Myers, Encompass’ Executive Vice President, Global Occasional Services.

“Encompass and LTN are providing a compelling solution for our clients by creating a one-stop shop for transporting their events from anywhere on the globe easily, economically and with high quality and reliability,” said Malik Khan, Executive Chairman of LTN.

About LTN

LTN Global Communications has revolutionized the video transport industry with an innovative, IP-based live video delivery service that meets or exceeds broadcast quality standards.  LTN’s service has been widely adopted by major broadcasters, media companies and content creators and owners. LTN’s unique, patented technology was designed to combine the reach and flexibility of the Internet with the quality and reliability of a private network. The network enables live video delivery with consistent low delay and high quality, with 5 9’s reliability, on a global scale. For more information, please visit www.LTNGlobal.com.


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Company demonstrating new product that allows broadcasters to fully replicate their channels including content, branding and advertisements

Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, is demonstrating its Playout Disaster Recovery solution at NAB April 7-10, 2014, booth SU2321. The product allows broadcasters to fully replicate their playout channels including content, branding and advertisements providing brand and revenue protection.

With Encompass’ worldwide facilities, the company ensures that the DR solution is located at a different playout site from the primary channels. Encompass uses its internal Global Interconnect Fiber Network to provide connectivity and assure sub-second switching in the event of a fault. This DR solution provides seamless, fully mirrored DR playout which replicates all schedules and content to provide 24/7/365 available Disaster Recovery.

“This next generation Disaster Recovery solution provides for total peace of mind,” said Marco Tinnirello, Senior Vice President, Commercial Sales EMEA. “We are excited to bring this ground-breaking DR product and workflow to market and showcase it at NAB.”

Using the latest state-of-the-art playout technology together with Encompass’ media asset management (EMAM), content and schedules are automatically replicated. Schedule validation, language identification and QC are all performed in software. In addition, Encompass’ monitoring app provides real-time status information and the ability stream the channel output.

About Encompass Digital Media

Encompass, a leader in content services, owns and operates state-of-the-art broadcast facilities throughout the United States, Latin America, United Kingdom and Asia. The company’s mission-critical media services provide broadcasters, cable networks, corporations and government entities with customized solutions for the management and distribution of content. With global access to large satellite and fiber footprints, Encompass has 24/7/365 Teleport facilities and technical personnel in Atlanta; Buenos Aires; Burbank, Calif.; Lino Lakes and Minneapolis, Minn.; London; Los Angeles; New York; Singapore; and Stamford, Conn. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv.


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Company is the exclusive transmission partner for Association of Surfing Professionals’ championship coverage.

Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, partners with the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) to bring live coverage of the 2014 Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tour (WCT). Encompass is utilizing its unique combination of global assets including geographically diverse Teleports (satellite and fiber services), remote transmission and live streaming to the ASP’s official YouTube channel delivering this ultimate surfing event live to audiences around the world – Australia, Brazil, France, Japan, Portugal and United States.

“When we started planning the tour, we knew that we needed a world-class transmission partner that had an extensive geographical reach and proven capabilities to take a signal from isolated locations and distribute that signal to a broad base of countries,” said Rob Hammer, ASP’s Vice President, Post Production. “Encompass provided the ideal partnership.”

“With an estimated audience of 120 million worldwide, Encompass is honored to play a pivotal role in the broadcast chain for ASP’s 2014 World Championship Tour,” said Chris Myers, Encompass’ Executive Vice President, Worldwide Occasional Services.

The WCT takes place from March through December 2014 with nearly a dozen planned locations – Australia, Rio, Fiji, South Africa, Tahiti, California, France, Portugal and Hawaii. With each location, the routing parameters are unique and require the integrated global footprint and resources that Encompass uniquely provides. Beginning with the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro Gold Coast presented by BOQ in Australia, Encompass uplinked the event utilizing its HD flyaway and the company provided for the creation and delivery of three live streams on YouTube.

About Association of Surfing Professionals

ASP is the sole governing body of professional surfing. Crowning surfing’s undisputed world champions since 1976, the ASP sanctions the following tours: the Samsung Galaxy ASP World Championship Tours (WCT), the ASP Qualification Series (QS), the Big Wave World Tour, the ASP World Longboard Championship (WLC) and the ASP World Junior Championship (WJC). The ASP is dedicated to showcasing the world’s best surfers in the world’s best waves with the International organization supported by seven regional offices in Africa, Australasia, Europe, Hawaii, Japan, North America, and South America. For more information, please visit www.aspworldtour.com.

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Encompass Government Solutions, a leader in global satellite and terrestrial connectivity and a division of Encompass Digital Media, announced today that O’Brian McKinley has joined the company as Vice President, Business Development. McKinley will concentrate on developing and expanding the company’s relationships within the government sector. McKinley will be based in Atlanta but will primarily work in Washington, D.C. to assist senior government and DoD clients realize new opportunities and solutions.

“With over 30 years of government and commercial broadcast experience, O’Brian is an important addition to our organization,” said Ed Horowitz, Co-CEO of Encompass. “His understanding of media distribution along with his expertise in IPTV, VOD, OTT and VoIP further enhances the capabilities of the Government Solutions team and allows us to significantly increase our service offerings.”

“I am pleased to be joining such a talented organization,” said McKinley. “Encompass has grown steadily over the past several years, and I look forward to contributing to the continued expansion of the Government Solutions segment.”

McKinley most recently served as Globecomm’s Senior Director – Media, Entertainment & Broadcast Business Development where he specialized in the delivery and implementation for an array of international networks. Prior to Globecomm, McKinley was Director of Network Operations for PBS in Alexandria, VA where he managed the day-to-day operations of the network including studio production, post production and program delivery. In addition, McKinley managed and designed on-air broadcast entities for CNN, Turner Broadcasting, The Nashville Network and CBS.

About Encompass Government Solutions

Encompass Government Solutions, a leader in global satellite and terrestrial connectivity, provides managed services for civilian government and military sectors including federal, state and local agencies. With worldwide distribution resources, Encompass offers reliable, cost-effective satellite and fiber solutions; mobile uplink services; IP voice, data and video; 24/7/365 network monitoring; and collocation within eight of the company’s Teleports. Encompass supports Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and ad-hoc communications requirements as well as emergency responders and disaster recovery needs.

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Network set to go HD, Introduce New On-Air Look and Innovative Global Sports Ticker

STAMFORD, CT – July 17, 2013 - ONE World Sports today announced the opening of the ONE World Sports Broadcast Center, a state-of-the-art high definition production facility in Stamford, CT as part of a comprehensive re-launch of the global sports network on August 3.

The national sports network also will introduce a global sports ticker, and debut its bold on-air branding and graphics at the same time.

ONE World Sports will utilize Encompass’ Stamford and Singapore facilities. The ONE World Sports Broadcast Center will be located in Stamford where Encompass will provide full-time Master Control, uplink, satellite space segment, production and post-production. The network’s production, operations and promotion staff will also have offices at the ONE World Sports Broadcast Center. Encompass Singapore will provide content acquisition services delivered to Stamford via fiber connectivity.

In addition to ONE World Sports, Encompass provides content management and distribution for premier sports leagues and broadcasters including ASN, CBS Sports Network, NFL Network, Outside TV, ROOT Sports, TVG, Sportsman Channel and YES Network and serves as the Master Control center for approximately 800 other local, regional and global cable networks.

“Our partnership with Encompass will help accelerate our momentum as we move into original programming and an ever-wider span of global sports coverage,” said Alexander “Sandy” Brown, president and CEO of ONE World Sports. “The move to high-definition telecasts will further enhance our viewers’ experience as they enjoy some of the best sports programming the world has to offer on ONE World Sports.”

“Encompass is extremely proud to welcome and partner with ONE World Sports at such an exciting time for the global sports network,“ said Bill Tillson, Co-CEO of Encompass. “They are a perfect fit with the other network industry leaders housed in our state-of-the-art production campus.”

About ONE World Sports

ONE World Sports is an English-language network delivering exclusive world-class sports live from around the globe. ONE World Sports fulfills U.S. sports fans’ passion for premier match-ups of their favorite sports with more than 2,400 hours of unduplicated sports programming annually. Programming includes live and same-day action of leagues and competitions in soccer, basketball, baseball, golf, table tennis and badminton. The network is available on DISH Network, Cablevision Optimum and Mediacom Communications.

ONE World Sports is headquartered in New York City. Corporate parent ONEMedia Corp. also owns ONE CONNXT, a global HD/SD broadcast video transport services provider; America ONE Television, a general entertainment and sports broadcast network; and America ONE Sports, a leading provider of live broadband sports.

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New York City – March 11, 2013 – The World Teleport Association (WTA) announced that Bill Tillson, Co-CEO of Encompass Digital Media, has been named its 2013 Teleport Executive of the Year for the second consecutive year, a first in the 18 year history of the award. Mr. Tillson will be honored during WTA’s Teleport Awards for Excellence luncheon on 19 March during SATELLITE 2013. The Teleport Executive of the Year award is presented to an individual for demonstrated entrepreneurship, leadership and innovation in the development or operation of a teleport-based business.

According to the association’s Awards Committee, Mr. Tillson’s second consecutive award was due to the impressive growth Encompass has achieved through a series of acquisitions and strategic alignments by Mr. Tillson, beginning with the purchase of Andrita Studios in Los Angeles, and continuing through the company’s most recent acquisition, Teleport Internacional Buenos Aires (TIBA), in November of 2012. The Teleport Executive of the Year is determined by the WTA’s board of directors, who evaluate the CEO or leading executive among the associations “Fast 20” group of teleport operators for that year.

With teleport facilities and technical personnel in Atlanta, Buenos Aires, London, Los Angeles Metro, Minneapolis, New York Metro and Singapore, Encompass has succeeded where many other companies have failed: growing from a small teleport operator to a global leader in digital media services.

“Growth by acquisition has a rocky track record in our industry,” said WTA executive director Robert Bell, “with acquirers too often not fully understanding what they are buying and how the pieces being assembled can add up to more than the sum of the parts.” Bell added, “Bill Tillson deeply understands this business and how to apply financial leverage and clear strategic direction for success.”

About World Teleport Association

Since 1985, the World Teleport Association (www.worldteleport.org) has focused on improving the business of satellite communications from the ground up. At the core of its membership are the world’s most innovative operators of teleports, from independents to multinationals, niche service providers to global carriers. WTA is dedicated to advocating for the interests of teleport operators in the global telecommunications market and promoting excellence in teleport business practice, technology and operations.

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LOS ANGELES – January 25, 2013 – Encompass, a leading digital media services provider which owns and operates state-of-the-art broadcast facilities throughout the United States, Latin America, United Kingdom and Asia, today announced the appointment of Ken Fuller to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Encompass’ West Coast operations. Reporting to Bart Spriester, Encompass’ Chief Technology Officer, Ken will be based in Los Angeles where he will oversee facilities, network operations and broadcast engineering. In addition, he will have direct participation in the development of new business opportunities in collaboration with Encompass’ North American sales organization, and he will be actively involved in the company’s overall corporate strategic planning initiatives.

“Ken’s vast broadcast engineering and network operations background will be a tremendous resource to our existing and future West Coast operations,” said Bill Tillson, President and COO of Encompass. “This appointment fosters our worldwide commitment to provide our clients an unsurpassed level of performance.”

Prior to joining Encompass, Ken served as Vice President of Network Operations for Avail-TVN where he was responsible for the day-to-day management of the IPTV-based Network Operations Center. Before joining Avail-TVN, he served in a variety of roles including Director of Engineering, North America for AZCAR Technologies; President of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers; and Vice President of Technology at Ascent Media Group in California. In addition, he was Director of Broadcast and Network Operations NBC New York. While there, he received five Technical Emmy Awards for his work on NBC’s Olympic broadcasts.

Bart Spriester, CTO of Encompass added, “With over twenty-five years of experience, Ken’s comprehensive background in broadcast engineering and his in-depth knowledge of the technologies we are currently deploying and those quickly emerging within the industry, he will undoubtedly play a major role as we continue to expand our services portfolio.”

“I have closely watched Encompass build a premier global media services company in just four short years,” said Fuller. “I am thrilled to join the senior team and look forward to addressing our clients growing need for innovative cost-efficient, outsourced media solutions across multiple platforms.”

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Production and Technology Companies Support One Night Only Historic Fundraising Concert at Madison Square Garden to Benefit the Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Nearly Two Billion People Worldwide to Have Access to the Benefit via Television, Radio and the Internet

Musical Lineup Includes Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The producers of “12-12-12,” which is presented by Chase, announced today that the concert at Madison Square Garden (Nasdaq:MSG) on December 12, 2012 at 7:30 PM (ET) to aid the victims of Hurricane Sandy, has united with a number of partners to secure donations and services to support the event’s production, execution and live broadcasts. Because of the generous support of these partners and sponsors, and Robin Hood’s board of directors, every single penny from ticket purchases and donations will go to organizations serving the victims of Hurricane Sandy through the Robin Hood Relief Fund.

GE has been named the first and only Diamond Partner for “12-12-12″; BlackRock, Samsung and State Farm serve as the leading Platinum Partners with Optimum, Time Warner Cable and Verizon Foundation now on board as Gold Partners; Delta and Poland Spring have joined as Silver Partners; and Duracell Powermat, Hyundai, NRG and Pepsi as Bronze Partners. In addition, the production and execution of “12-12-12″ would not be possible without the generous donations from many production companies including Dempsey Productions; Diversified Production Services (DPS); and Otto Printing & Entertainment Graphics.

Event producers James Dolan, John Sykes and Harvey Weinstein issued the following joint statement: “The outpouring of support from our generous partners has enabled us to put together an unprecedented, worldwide event that will help drive fundraising efforts to support the victims of Hurricane Sandy. We can’t thank them enough.”

Social media services are being donated by HD MADE, which is also providing digital strategy and design services. In-kind development and hosting services are being donated by Phase2 Technology, and the soon-to-launch live entertainment service, Mahaya, will host a post-show recap. In addition, iStreamPlanet will provide live video encoding for the 12-12-12 Concert which will stream live across leading entertainment and video sites.

“12-12-12″ will be distributed worldwide to nearly two billion people through television feeds, radio and online streaming and will be distributed across networks and feeds in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The concert is being produced by James Dolan, Executive Chairman of The Madison Square Garden Company; John Sykes, President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises; and Harvey Weinstein, Co-Founder and Chairman of The Weinstein Company.

The all-star lineup features performances by Bon Jovi, Eric Clapton, Dave Grohl, Billy Joel, Alicia Keys, Chris Martin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Kanye West, The Who and Paul McCartney.

The most up-to-date information on “12-12-12″ can be found by visitingwww.121212concert.org.

Attached is a full list of partners who are providing unique social and promotional support for the event.

Digital Partners:

  • Facebook’s new product “Facebook Gifts” enables users to make a direct contribution to the Robin Hood Relief Fund via Facebook
  • Foursquare’ s one-day-only badge campaign allows anyone to check in using #121212concert to earn a “Be Robin Hood” badge
  • Google+ is supporting the YouTube live stream of the concert which will live across Robin Hood Foundation, FUSE, Madison Square Garden and iHeartRadio¹s Google+ pages.
  • GetGlue’s sticker campaign will reward viewers for checking-in to the live telecast (across 37 networks and via live stream) with exclusive “12-12-12″ stickers
  • Shazam will allow fans worldwide to donate to the Robin Hood Relief Fund via their app and will donate all proceeds raised from music sales generated by the historic concert
  • Twitter is donating Promoted Tweet inventory to support “12.12.12″ tune-in
  • Twubs will provide in-venue tweet-to-screen technology; “#121212Concert” tweets will be displayed throughout the arena during the performance

Additional Supporting Partners:


AAA Communications Encompass Media NY Deck
Affinia Hotel ESPN On Slot Creative
Akamai Eutelsat Communications Paramount Hotel
All Access Staging and Productions Extreme Music Paul Octavious
All Mobile Video Firehouse Production PayPal
Allen Kelman – KZ Video Consultants, Inc. Google Performance Environment Design Group LLC Labor
AMC B&T Google + PRG Nocturne Video
American Copy G-Wizz Productions Production Staffing Group
American Furniture Rentals HTN Royal Flush
AMV Gateway Hytone Productions Stage Matters
Ariston Flowers Infinite Conferencing and Onstream Media Standard Highline Hotel
Arnett Designs IMG Media Sony Media Application Solutions & Professional Media Services
Atomic Design Indelible Studio Instrument Rentals
Atomic Lighting Intelsat The Switch
AXS-TV Jim Flynn Rentals Tait Towers
Azzurro HD Level 3 Telefonica Audiovisual Services
BML Liman Video Rental Theatrical Resources
B-freed Photography Liz Eswein TV Prompt
CAT Entertainment Services Measat Twitter
Chirpify Meetup USI Strike force
Control Freak Mersey Masala Vitac
Courier Car Rentals Metrovision Production Group VER
Gayle DePoli Milford Hotel Whose Catering
Drape Kings Miraldi & MacLeod Woods- TV
EEG Enterprises Inc. MSG Y.E.II Inc – Richard York
Music Mix Mobile Zoomari Films Ltd
National Basketball Association
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