TV NETWORKS

TV Networks Solution

Television networks are in an increasingly challenging environment. The landscape is changing. Viewers demand content anytime, anywhere and on any screen. Skinny bundles and cord cutting impact subscription and ad revenue. Encompass gives television networks access to new broadcast opportunities with over-the-top solutions (OTT) and TVEverywhere (TVE) systems.

Focus on your core business of creating and monetizing content while we take care of the rest. Reach viewers no matter how they consume your programming. Encompass can launch and deliver channels to any screen worldwide. Our playout solutions suit every platform from satellite and cable to OTT and streaming. With dedicated 24/7 monitoring and guaranteed SLAs, you can rest easy knowing that we’ve got you covered.

Complex Live

Incorporate live, special event feeds into a full-time channel playout workflow. Encompass holds a strong global reputation with our ability to capture, process and deliver live content in any format, anywhere in the world. Our staff leads the coordination efforts and works directly with the client’s personnel to guarantee successful content distribution.

Advanced Graphics Integration

Seamlessly display information you want your audience to see into your programming or live events – your brand, sports scores, weather updates, breaking news and more, including channel logos, dynamic menus, squeeze backs, lower thirds, double box graphics and tickers.

Premier Support

Our team of experts help you get on air and keep you there. With Encompass, 24/7 broadcast-grade monitoring, live support, dedicated engineering, quality control come as a standard with our playout service and optionally we support certified service management frameworks, such as SOC2, TPN, ISO 9001-2015, FACT accreditation.

Encompass is the leading provider of centralcasting services in the industry today. Our hub in Atlanta originates over-the-air television stations from across the U.S. and transmits these stations via fiber to local market facilities for broadcast. Our centralcasting services enable television station owners to generate significant cost savings while improving video quality and operational performance. Our clients are able to eliminate master control-related capital expenditure and achieve significant reductions in operating costs. In addition, every primary station feed originating from the Encompass Atlanta Hub can be transmitted in HD from day one at no additional cost.

  • Centralized content prep & processing
  • Playout & monitoring of TV stations from a shared hub
  • Increased efficiency at reduced cost
  • Live programming integration
  • Digital sub-channel origination
  • Customized OTT services
  • Disaster recovery

Encompass customizes distribution solutions to acquire and deliver your critical content anywhere in the world. Through our vast satellite, fiber and IP footprints, we are able to meet diverse transmission needs and unique technical requirements.

Satellite

Procure full-time leased and occasional-use satellite at various bandwidths. Due to our close relationships with the top satellite vendors around the world, along with our in-house satellite capacity, we are able to provide competitive pricing on your satellite needs.

Fiber

Encompass’ extensive terrestrial network extends to most major fiber providers, allowing us to offer seamless transmission services. Our award-winning teleports have established a dual and diverse internal global fiber network, Global Interconnect, with 34,000 route miles of fiber, over 30 PoPs (points-of-presence) and intelligent routing technologies.

Managed IP Support

Deliver broadcast-quality content at any bit rate and in any encoding format from any geographic location to multiple global endpoints. Encompass offers an intelligent and powerful media transport service built on proprietary technology, including Zixi, SRT, RIST, to route content to a large number of destinations simultaneously.

Transform the way you distribute content to your viewers while capturing additional market share and generating new revenue opportunities. Encompass delivers the highest quality linear programming by providing end-to-end managed services. From encoding and packaging through delivery to consumer devices or vMVPDs via CDNs or IP distribution, we provide it all with around-the-clock monitoring. 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.

  • Live content acquisition
  • Encode/transcode
  • Live-to-VOD
  • Packaging
  • Ad insertion/ad marking
  • DRM (Digital Rights Management)
  • Manifest manipulation
  • 24/7 monitoring & support

Protect your revenue and your brand with disaster recovery services that scale with your needs. We offer a multitude of disaster recovery solutions from storage and playout of evergreen material on an as-needed basis to full mirroring of the client’s digital archives. Synchronized backup playout services, encoding and uplink can also be performed. In the event of a primary facility emergency, we can assume playout and uplink without interruption to the viewers from one of our global facilities.

Content

Encompass can help you ensure partial or complete content replication and archive. Our team of experts will work with you to establish the level of content protection you require whether cloud-based or in one of our Encompass-owned global locations.

Playout

Dynamic backup services provide uninterrupted brand integrity and revenue protection. Our geographically diverse facilities offer a multitude of DR solutions that fit your needs; from storage and playout of evergreen content on an as-needed basis to full playlist mirroring.

24/7 Streaming and VOD

By creating highly redundant architectures and leveraging our multiple locations for geo-redundancy, we are able to provide active/active availability and disaster recovery solutions for linear and non-linear streaming media.

Powered by Altitude Media Cloud

Encompass’ Altitude Media Cloud offers a large-scale content storage system, providing long-term archive in addition to higher performance, shorter-term working storage. With content stored securely across multiple geographical regions, it is both local to you and protected from disaster. This architecture offers high-performance access to the entire content library from any Encompass facility, maximizing your opportunity to utilize the intellectual property while minimizing the costs associated with acquiring, creating, storing, manipulating, repurposing and delivering these assets.

Store Once

Powerful tri-region erasure coding combined with multiple availability zones protects your content from damage or loss.

No Queues

With Altitude Archive, waiting for content is a thing of the past. Now, you can rapidly access media in your local region.

Your Last Tape Migration

It’s the end of an era! Altitude Archive’s 100% disc architecture allows you to store ALL of your media and never have to manage a complex and expensive LTO migration ever again.

Transparent Pricing

Enjoy clear and competitive pricing with no hidden charges.

Encompass’ production facilities offer clients a wide range of studio and stage options, equipment rental, crewing and post production services. From large-scale HD productions to live shots, media tours and webcasts, we have the perfect environment for any project. In addition, all of our studios and stages have interconnectivity to provide live distribution.

Studios and Stages

HD productions, live shots, satellite media tours and webcasts. Our studios and stages in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Singapore and Stamford have interconnectivity to provide live distribution via satellite, fiber or IP.

In-House Production Support

Encompass’ post-production facilities feature state-of-the-art, digital, non-linear editing technology on a high-speed fiber network. In-house post-production services include video editing and finishing, audio mixing, motion graphics and compositing and multi-format tape or digital file output.

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