Managed service provider to deliver international, high-profile football tournament to Singapore market
SINGAPORE (30 November 2022) – Encompass Digital Media, a global managed service provider for television networks, broadcasters, sports leagues and OTT platforms, is selected to deliver FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ to football fans in Singapore via StarHub, an official broadcaster in the region. Encompass is providing comprehensive broadcast solutions throughout the tournament, including live sports playout, distribution, live-to-VOD and creative services.
“As a premium digital and entertainment service provider in the market, we have been working closely with Encompass to bring high-quality coverage of all 64 World Cup matches, as well as exciting on-site programming and studio shows, to our customers – anytime, anywhere and across any device,” said Yann Courqueux, Vice President, Home Products, StarHub.
From 20 November to 18 December 2022, as audiences cheer on 32 competing teams, Encompass is providing StarHub with the following: live channel playout; signal distribution; program planning, playlist and EPG; live-to-VOD with editing and metadata; creative services, including promo trailers and menu boards; commercial booking and ad insertion; and signal presentation to online platform for highlights creation.
“Encompass is excited and honoured to deliver the world’s most prestigious sporting event to football fans in Singapore,” states Marc Bruce, Encompass Managing Director, APAC and EMEA. “Working on a tight timeline, Encompass’ dynamic scope of capabilities, combined with the global reach of our local facility, put us in a unique position to offer StarHub a first-class outsourced solution.”
StarHub is a leading homegrown Singapore company that delivers world-class communications, entertainment and digital services. With our extensive fibre and wireless infrastructure and global partnerships, we bring to people, homes and enterprises, quality mobile and fixed services, a broad suite of premium content, and a diverse range of communication solutions. We develop and deliver to corporate and government clients solutions incorporating artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, Internet of Things and robotics. We are committed to conducting our business in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner. Listed on the Singapore Exchange mainboard, StarHub is a component stock of the SGX iEdge SG ESG Leaders and Transparency Indices and included in ESG-focused FTSE4Good Index Series. StarHub is ranked as the world’s most sustainable Wireless Telecommunications Service Provider and Singapore’s most sustainable Telco, in Corporate Knights Global 100. Visit www.starhub.com for more information.
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.