Managed service provider appointed to expand channel into the international linear space
SINGAPORE (9 February 2023) – Encompass Digital Media, a global managed service provider for television networks, broadcasters, sports leagues and OTT platforms, launches Genius Brands International’s Kartoon Channel!, a family-friendly entertainment destination, from its facility in Singapore into South Africa. Encompass provides comprehensive broadcast solutions, including playout, IP distribution, Altitude Archive (cloud storage) and content management.
“With our original series and movies and syndicated programming, we continue to build the Kartoon Channel! brand, and Encompass’ unique end-to-end managed services allowed us to launch quickly with the opportunity to scale and delivery content globally,” states President of Kartoon Channel! Worldwide Paul Robinson.
“Launching 24/7 television networks is at the core of our DNA, and Encompass is pleased to provide a full complement of services to meet Kartoon Channel!’s needs as they expand into the linear space,” comments Marc Bruce, Encompass Managing Director, APAC and EMEA. “As Kartoon Channel! grows its international coverage, our technical knowledge, experience and infrastructure offers the perfect broadcast solution.”
About Kartoon Channel!
Available everywhere and anywhere kids are today, Genius Brands’ Kartoon Channel! is a family entertainment destination that delivers 1000s of episodes of carefully curated and safe family-friendly content. The channel features animated classics for little kids, including The Wubbulous World of Dr. Seuss, Babar, Mellodees, Super Simple Songs, Finny the Shark, and Baby Genius, as well as hit content for bigger kids, such as Angry Birds and Yu-Gi-Oh!, to original programming like Stan Lee’s Superhero Kindergarten, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, KC! Pop Quiz, hosted by Casey Simpson, and Shaq’s Garage, starring Shaquille O’Neal and Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, coming in 2023. Kartoon Channel! also offers STEM-based content through its Kartoon Classroom!, including Baby Genius, and more.
Kartoon Channel! is available across multiple platforms, including iOS, Android Mobile, Web, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Roku, Comcast, Cox, Dish, Sling TV, Android TV, Xumo, Tubi, Samsung and LG Smart TVs.
About Encompass Digital Media
Encompass is a global managed services provider focused on supporting television networks, broadcasters (TV and radio), sports leagues and OTT platforms with the delivery of their linear/nonlinear video content and radio across television, digital and radio platforms. Services include: channel playout, global distribution, streaming, live events, disaster recovery and radio. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv, and follow us on social media – LinkedIn and Twitter.