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Encompass delivers two Love Nature UHD channels in the cloud for media production business Blue Ant Media

LONDON (31 January 2024) –  Encompass Digital Media, a global managed service provider for TV networks, broadcasters, sports leagues and OTT platforms, has announced a three-year agreement with Blue Ant Media. Encompass provides Blue Ant Media with Ultra High Definition (UHD) channel playout, service management, cloud archive and distribution for its Love Nature channels in EMEA and Asia.

Encompass offers 24/7 channel origination of the Love Nature UHD channels from its Altitude Media Cloud platform. The UHD channels, together with HD variants, originate from diverse cloud regions, with service management provided by Encompass’ Riga playout centre in Latvia. The channels are widely available across Europe and Asia via Blue Ant Media’s affiliate platforms. Encompass and Blue Ant Media partnered to deliver an automated UHD media workflow, supported by Encompass’ Altitude Archive storage.

The Love Nature channels bring viewers closer to nature with exclusive and awe-inspiring stories from around the world, fostering a deeper understanding and connection to this planet we call home. The channels are available worldwide in multiple languages.

“We are delighted to be working with Blue Ant Media on this exciting project, delivering the Love Nature brand to an ever-growing audience,” said Marc Bruce, Encompass Managing Director, APAC & EMEA. “Altitude Playout allows the technology to flex without commercial constraints. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”

In addition to playout services, Encompass stores Love Nature UHD material in Altitude Archive, offering extreme durability while allowing Blue Ant Media global access to its content. Encompass delivers the Love Nature channels via fibre and SRT for onward distribution.

About Blue Ant Media

Blue Ant Media is a privately held, international production studio and rights business and channel operator. The company’s studio creates and distributes a premium slate of programming, in all content genres, for streaming and broadcasting platforms around the world. Blue Ant Media also operates free streaming and pay TV channels under several media brands internationally, including Love Nature, Cottage Life, Smithsonian Channel Canada, BBC Earth Canada, HauntTV, Homeful, Drag Race Universe, Total Crime, HistoryTime and Love Pets. Blue Ant Media is headquartered in Toronto, with six international offices in Los Angeles, New York, Singapore, London, Washington and Sydney. blueantmedia.comXInstagramLinkedIn

About Encompass Digital Media

Encompass is a global technology services company focused on supporting television networks, broadcasters (TV and radio), sports leagues and OTT service providers 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 and follow us on social media – LinkedIn and X.