RIGA AND LONDON (21 November 2017) – Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, and All Media Baltics have entered into a multi-year contract to provide comprehensive playout services including master control, disaster recovery, VOD processing and media sourcing from its facility in Riga, Latvia. “We are pleased to partner with Encompass due to their established global and local reputation for delivering seamless, turnkey playout and VOD services in multiple formats and languages,” states Pierre Danon, All Media Baltics Executive Chairman. “Encompass will enable All Media Baltics to deliver not only the existing SD linear services but also undertake a series of upgrades to provide HD playout for our channels across the Baltic region.” Encompass broadcasts all of the All Media Baltics channels including the TV3, TV6, 3+ and LNT brands across the Baltics states. The company sources all of the assets (video and audio) and applies necessary subtitling and dubbing orders. Encompass also processes upwards of 19,000 hours of VOD content per year for the Baltic VOD platforms TV Play and Viaplay. In addition to the primary services located in the Encompass Riga facility, Encompass provides geographically diverse disaster recovery from the Encompass London facility. “Encompass is thrilled to have All Media Baltics as part of our increasing customer base in the Baltic region,” says Marc Bruce, Deputy Managing Director & SVP Commercial, EMEA. “Utilizing both our Riga and London facilities, we are able to leverage our existing infrastructure and operations to provide a multitude of highly reliable and efficient services to ensure the All Media Baltics brands are delivered to their linear and VOD viewers at the highest possible service available.” About All Media Baltics Providence Equity Partners (PEP) acquired the MTG Free-TV, Pay-TV, radio and digital businesses in the Baltic region in October 2017. The company now operates as All Media Baltics, covering the TV channels: TV3, LNT, TV6, Kanāls 2, Pay-TV channels: Viasat Sport Baltics and TV1000 Premium and Star FM radio. It also owns the largest Latvian video portal TVplay, news and entertainment portal Skaties.Iv, Viasat satellite TV and SmartAD. All Media Baltics produces shows loved by the local TV viewers and licenses world-famous programs such as X Factor, Your Face Sounds Familiar, and Dancing with the Stars. It holds exclusive rights to broadcast major sporting events (including Kontinental Hockey League (KHL), Eurobasket 2017, English Premier League football and 2016 Summer Olympics from Rio), new Hollywood movies and the most loved and watched TV shows. 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.
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