LONDON and Atlanta (19 July, 2017) - 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 Scripps Networks International has selected Encompass CloudVOD, a cloud-based video-on-demand service, as its exclusive solution for delivering VOD content to the EMEA region. CloudVOD is powered by Microsoft Azure and uses powerful automation and orchestration engines to manage Scripps’ VOD workflow including the delivery of assets to the largest VOD platform footprint in EMEA. “With the high demand for Scripps Networks’ content across the EMEA region, we needed to partner with a company that had a large global platform footprint, could on-board and scale swiftly and provide the level of automation and custom workflows to support our rapidly growing VOD distribution requirements,” says Mark Hale, EVP Global Operations & Chief Technology Officer for Scripps Networks Interactive. “We are thrilled that Scripps entrusts us with their valuable content and to fulfill their VOD processing and delivery needs,” states Marc Bruce, Encompass’ SVP Commerical, EMEA. “We understand the complexities of the diverse VOD ecosystem and can leverage our scale and expertise to create and securely distribute Scripps’ assets to digital platforms.” Encompass’ CloudVOD solution integrates a number of Azure PaaS and IaaS services. PaaS services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure App Service, premium transcoder and file shares support content transformation, data and metadata persistence, content ingestion and archive, client-facing applications and shared working storge. Azure IaaS services such as Azure Blob storage, virtual machines, file shares and virtual network/network security groups host both Windows and Linux OS, provide shared working storage and ensure secure connectivity and separation of client instances. “Encompass benefits from the broad portfolio of services and global scale of Microsoft Azure,” said Nagu Rangan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Corp. “Powered by Azure and with the distribution expertise of Encompass, Scripps’ content can be delivered reliably and efficiently worldwide.” Encompass’ global connectivity, innovative technologies, scalable infrastructure and strategic partnerships create a single, synchronized content delivery solution. With its full suite of digital products, including an extensive bouquet of file-based services (VOD, live-to-VOD, content aggregation), the company enables a complete OTT end-user experience. Scripps Networks Interactive distributes four lifestyle channel brands across the UK and EMEA regions on both DTT and pay-TV. Collectively, Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel and Fine Living are broadcast in 23 languages via 10 unique channel feeds in nearly 120 countries and territories across the region. About Scripps Networks Interactive Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (Nasdaq: SNI) is the world’s leading developer of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio includes leading TV and entertainment brands HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. Its digital division Scripps Lifestyle Studios creates compelling content for online, social and mobile platforms. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living Network. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com. 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.
July 19th, 2017 | Press Releases