A recognized expertise in radio distribution combined with our global network of owned and operated transmitters provides flexible worldwide distribution of programming on SW, MW, FM, DAB, DRM and satellite. We fully manage the critical infrastructure used by world leading broadcasters and are partnered with worldwide radio stations, providing the best ways to reach your audience from regional SW transmissions to FM slots targeting specific cities.
No matter where you are in the world – Encompass has the radio distribution solution for you. Unsure which frequency or platform works best to reach your audience? Check out our infographic above, descriptions below or contact one of our experts.
Encompass uses shortwave to deliver content to millions of listeners around the world, using the most basic, inexpensive and widely available radio receivers. We work with some of the world’s best renowned international broadcasters to target ‘lifeline’ audiences, particularly in remote regions of the world where access to other forms of media is either unavailable or tightly controlled.
Medium wave is similar to shortwave, but over shorter distances. Encompass uses medium wave radio to deliver a combination of local, national and international radio services. Working best at night, this provides a much wider coverage for our clients, by using a single transmitter. MW (or AM) radio receivers are universal across the globe, meaning audiences need only the simplest of equipment to hear the content.
Encompass uses FM for national and local broadcasting in the 88-108 MHz band. FM radio is capable of delivering high quality, stereo audio as well as associated program related data.
DAB (Digital Audio Broadcasting) is a digital radio standard widely used in the UK, Europe and many other countries. Encompass helps broadcasts from conventional terrestrial transmission masts much like FM, and providing similar coverage. DAB can also provide additional on-screen information about program content or other data provided by the broadcaster, delivering a more efficient listening experience.
Supported by Encompass, DRM also known as Digital Radio Mondial – an international digital radio standard designed by broadcasters in cooperation with transmitter and receiver manufacturers. Using a similar technology to DAB, it is a high-quality digital replacement for analogue radio broadcasting such as medium wave and shortwave. When used on traditional shortwave frequencies, DRM can deliver multiple high-quality audio services over long distances and cover very wide areas using just a single transmitter.
With facilities in Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia and supported by strong relationships with leading satellite operators, Encompass distributes your content via our cost-effective network covering over 90% of the globe. This enables us to source the most effective footprint, working closely with you to use satellites to maximum advantage and bringing you the benefits of our experience, technology, infrastructure and global reach.
DIRECT TO HOME
Encompass owns and operates a transponder on Astra 2G that enables TV and radio broadcasters to distribute programming and content on to the UK DTH Sky platform in the UK. As part of this end-to-end solution, we provide encoding, multiplexing, Sky adaptation, uplink and capacity on the Astra 2G satellite to get digital radio on air.
RadioVision is a DVB standard TV channel that can be viewed from any home with a satellite receiver and gives radio the prominence of being listed alongside other full-feature TV channels. The supplied content creation tools with RadioVision allow the design and scheduling of all audio and video elements. This includes live or pre-uploaded audio along with graphics, images, web pages as well as gateways for interactive social media content (Facebook, Twitter, SMS) and scrolling RSS/News feeds to be presented on-screen along with the audio content, all under the control of the broadcaster and updatable either via a schedule or in real time. RadioVision provides radio broadcasters on satellite with a unique solution to capture new audiences. This patented system allows the creation of a satellite TV channel to accompany a radio station at a significantly lower cost than regular TV transmission.
WORLD RADIO NETWORK
World Radio Network offers channels in English, Russian, Arabic and Persian and can be received from direct-to-home satellite, cable TV, internet audio streams, local affiliates as well as via the TuneIn app available on IOS and Android. Our English channel operates different programming schedules for Europe, North America and listeners in Africa and Asia.