Streaming

Streaming

From acquisition to viewer consumption, Encompass’ fully managed and monitored streaming services give you peace of mind that your audience is receiving the highest quality signal and experience throughout the journey of your content.

Our ability to access video content around the world is unparalleled. Our vast footprint allows us to procure thousands of hours of content via strategically located facilities, downlink antennas and fiber infrastructure, making us a worldwide market leader in content aggregation.

We encode, package, apply DRM and dynamic ad insertion for a single stream to a bouquet of hundreds of channels. Hosted on our scalable origin servers, we peer with all the major tier one CDNs globally to deliver your service where it needs to go. In addition, our full suite of video pipeline applications are hosted in Altitude Media Cloud, and we will work with your chosen OVP to ensure seamless streaming services.

Global Content Acquisition

There are benefits that come with the sheer scale of our global reach, including access to our international fiber network, providing connections to national broadcasters, sports leagues, news organizations and other content owners. Encompass can acquire your signal from any region globally. Whether it is via satellite, fiber, IP, ASI and SDI, we can get your content from anywhere in the world into your streaming platform using our network of resources.

Features:

Downlink antennas – Our 165 downlink antennas companywide offer international access, aggregation and distribution.

Fiber – With over 34,000 fiber route miles, we have direct connectivity to broadcasters and content owners on-net with us.

IP – We receive and support signals utilizing the leading IP delivery formats, including Zixi, SRT and RIST.

ASI and SDI – Yes, we can integrate traditional video signals into your streaming workflow.

Encode/Transcode

Encompass encodes video to the highest quality into multi-bitrate ABR ladders where closed captioning and subtitles are supported. Our cloud-based encoding services can be deployed in any of our Altitude Media Cloud regions, minimizing latency while ensuring an efficient, high-quality output that optimizes your CDN budget.

Features:

Closed captioning & subtitles – We support the following captioning formats: 608/708, WebVTT and SMPTE-TT.

Audio – To provide the best quality sound for your programming, we support SAP, multi-track audio and Dolby.

Live-to-VOD – Our L2V services allow specific segments of the live stream to be captured into video files for use in VOD workflows, enabling highlight reels and catch-up TV.

Packaging

Encompass provides packaging in the major formats, including HLS, Microsoft Smooth Stream (MSS) and/or MPEG Dash. Our solution offers a cloud-hosted, single efficient process which allows you to take your stream, package once and deliver to multiple platforms, reaching your audience on the latest smart phone and gaming consoles.

Features:

DRM (Digital Rights Management): We support major DRM formats (Wide Vine, Fair Play, Play Ready) as well as provide full support of rotating keys.

Manifest manipulation: Our packaging service supports manifest manipulation, enabling dedicated manifests to be created for platform or individual devices for seamless replay and reliable end-user experience across a range of devices.

DVR window: The ability to scroll back in time, hours or days, to create a virtual DVR.

Content Delivery Network

Encompass partners with leading CDN technology platforms to enable intelligent, automated, primary and multi-platform content distribution to any device anywhere. Content owners, networks and service providers can reach new markets, monetize content through new business models and increase revenue.

Features:

CDN integration: We work and peer with major CDNs, such as Fastly, Limelight and Akamai, to deliver reliable video directly from Altitude Media Cloud across all of our regions.

Ad insertion/Ad marking: We support server-side ad insertion through manifest manipulation and place triggers in streams, enabling personalized ad delivery to consumers.

Monitoring: As part of our end-to-end service monitoring, we constantly sample encoded bitrates and packaged formats, allowing us to proactively resolve issues before it impacts your audience.

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