ATLANTA, GA (April 13, 2015) – Encompass Digital Media, a global leader in mission-critical media capture, management and distribution services, announced today that it is partnering with V-Nova to deliver innovative video solutions to the media industry in three specific areas, namely delivery of: 1) contribution quality video via the Internet at a lower cost than fiber; 2) high quality streaming media over-the-top using substantially less bandwidth than is required today; and 3) 4k and 8k UltraHD television via satellite to cable systems using substantially less bandwidth which will be backwards compatible with existing H.264 distribution. V-Nova’s PERSEUS embraces the future of video distribution and shows a massive shift in the entire video-bitrate-quality landscape enabling UltraHD quality at HD bitrates, HD at SD bitrates, and SD video at audio bitrates. The relationship allows both companies to better serve clients by delivering more compelling video experiences across platforms with dramatically reduced bandwidth requirements.
“As a leading provider of media and broadcasting infrastructure, Encompass is constantly on the lookout for ground-breaking innovations. We have partnered with V-Nova based on the product maturity and years of testing they have undergone in professional broadcasting. This separates PERSEUS from the many less mature compression technology offerings that we often hear about. The fact that PERSEUS provides over 3x compression and is simultaneously backward compatible with the existing ecosystem (e.g., H.264) and video assets makes V-Nova’s PERSEUS offering highly attractive,” commented Chris Walters, Encompass’ CEO.
“The broadcast television industry is witnessing a major transformation in how viewers screen content – the demand is predominately for high-quality video delivered to any device. It is imperative that we continually provide our customers with the ability to deliver their content in the most efficient and cost-effective manner in any format, on any platform, anywhere in the world,” commented Alan Young, Encompass’ CTO.
“We are extremely proud to work with an industry leader like Encompass. The combination of Encompass’ global infrastructure with V-Nova’s ground-breaking PERSEUS compression performance provides a highly compelling offering”, states Guido Meardi, V-Nova CEO & co-Founder. “The fact that PERSEUS integrates seamlessly with existing hardware, decoding devices and workflows means that our partners and customers can benefit in the near term within existing infrastructure and bandwidth capacity.”
“The Encompass partnership highlights the benefits and broad applicability of both the PERSEUS technology and the coalition around it,” remarked Eric Achtmann, V-Nova Executive Chairman & co-Founder. “Together with Encompass, we are solving current challenges, creating new offerings and improving economics for customers – we are making ‘The Impossible’ possible, and ‘The Possible’ more profitable.”
About Encompass Digital Media
Encompass, a global leader in broadcast media capture, management and distribution services, owns and operates broadcast facilities in the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Encompass serves the world’s leading local, regional and global media companies, broadcasters and government end-users with customized, cost-effective and innovative solutions. The company’s premier services include network origination/playout, central-casting for broadcast TV stations, video on demand processing services, media distribution (fiber and satellite), OTT streaming, government solutions and video production services/studios. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv
About V-Nova, Ltd.
V-Nova Ltd. (“V-Nova”) is a London-headquartered company providing advanced video and imaging processing hardware, software and embedded solutions. Its novel encoding technology, PERSEUS™, is based on principles underlying human vision. PERSEUS™ simultaneously offers significant improvements in compression, picture quality and processing speed with reduced power consumption. This is true in all practical commercial applications, such as on- and offline broadcasting, contribution, production, storage, and distribution at all quality levels, and within existing infrastructure using standard off-the-shelf hardware. For more information,
please visit v-nova.com.