TV Networks Tap Encompass Digital Media for Transmission Solutions

Posted on November 17th, 2010 by tlash@sparkpr.com

LOS ANGELES (November 17, 2010) – Encompass Digital Media, Inc., a leader in digital media services, which operates two of the largest, independent broadcast facilities in the U.S. located in Los Angeles and Atlanta, offers diverse options for full-time, global turnaround services through its Teleport and network operations center. Leveraging its vast expertise and core service infrastructure, Encompass continues to expand its client base and increase its channel count with new business from Fox Latin American Channels, GolTV and TVG. "In addition to our comprehensive origination service offering, we are able to customize full-time turnaround services based on the client's specific requirements," said Encompass' COO Bill Tillson. "We have the resources and personnel to support end-to-end broadcast solutions while remaining cost competitive." From its world-class facilities in Los Angeles and Atlanta, the company provides seamless operations for regionalized feeds, commercial insertion, disaster recovery, time-delays, upconversion, downconversion and crossconversion. Encompass has been a long-time service provider to Fox Latin American Channels, recently adding commercial insertion and turnaround services in support of the network's Utilisima feed. Encompass also provides ongoing services for Fox News and SPEED Latin America including downlink, fiber receive, playback, commercial insertion, graphics, encoding, uplink and IRD authorizations. GolTV teams up with Encompass for high-definition delivery and distribution of its leading soccer coverage to cable and satellite headends in North America. The network sends its HD content to Encompass via fiber from its origination facility in South Florida for uplink to AMC-10. Encompass provides encoding, satellite space, authorization and disaster recovery services as part of the multi-year agreement with the 7-year-old soccer channel. TVG, America's horse racing network, has partnered with Encompass for transmission of its domestic feed. Providing its coverage across the U.S., the channel is positioned to reach more viewers. Encompass provides fiber transport and satellite distribution services as well as affiliate receiver distribution and authorization support. About Encompass Digital Media, Inc. Encompass, a leader in digital media services, owns and operates two of the largest, independent broadcast facilities in the U.S. in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Total media solutions include network origination; cable neighborhood platforms (G-13, G-17, G-23, AMC-10, AMC-11 and AMC-18); centralcasting; disaster recovery; satellite and fiber transmissions (full time and occasional use); a fleet of satellite uplink trucks; digital media encoding services; digital file transfers via satellite, fiber and IP; emergency communications; governmental SATCOM; production studios; and video production services. Encompass clients are major networks and broadcasters, sports leagues and general entertainment cable channels including ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC Universal; DIRECTV Sports Networks, ESPN, GolTV, MLB, NASCAR Media Group, NBA, NFL Network, Tennis Channel and Universal Sports Network; Hallmark, Game Show Network, MavTV, MGM HD, Sony HD/3D and TV Guide. Encompass also performs international services for Alterna'TV, Fox Latin American Channels, Latin American Pay Television (LAPTV), MGM Networks Latin America and SkyVision as well as disaster recovery for BET, Discovery Communications, Scripps Networks and The Weather Channel. The CDC, NASA and the U.S. military's Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) are among the company's government clients. For more information about Encompass, visit www.encompass.tv. About Fox Latin American Channels Fox Latin American Channels operates channels, production and online businesses in Latin America under the following brands: Fox, FX, Fox Life, Fox Sports, Fox News, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Universal Channel, Universal Channel HD, Studio Universal, Syfy, Utilísima, Speed Channel, Baby TV, .Fox Networks, BienSimple, Bemsimples, mundofox.com, Fox Telecolombia and Fox Toma 1. Additionally its sales force -Fox One-Stop Media- represents owned and third-party channels in several markets. Fox Latin American Channels is owned by The News Corporation Limited (NYSE: NWS, NWS.A). About GolTV GolTV delivers live and primetime coverage of the world's highest level of professional soccer.  Founded in 2003 and led by Chief Executive Officer and former international fútbol superstar Enzo Francescoli, GolTV is the country's only independently-owned bilingual soccer network and the first channel conceived and operated by professional athletes. GolTV is the original all-soccer channel with unsurpassed exclusive TV rights, featuring over 6,000 hours of pure soccer action and a diverse mix of soccer programming, including the country's only weeknight soccer news program, GolTV News. GolTV is one of the country's most popular networks among Hispanic viewers as well as marketers targeting all U.S. soccer fans. The company recently launched GolTV Móvil, offering mobile phone subscribers exclusive news, updates, scores and video of their favorite teams, leagues and tournaments on the go. For more information, visit www.goltv.tv. About TVG TVG an official media partner of the Breeders' Cup, and the official TV and Interactive Wagering partner of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) is a subsidiary of Betfair Group Ltd, the premier e-gaming betting community. It is among the most widely distributed horseracing networks in the world. TVG is the second largest legal online gaming company in the U.S., accepting over $500 million in wagers in 2009. The company has demonstrated its commitment to the racing industry, its owners, tracks and fans through sponsorship of several preeminent races including the TVG Breeders Cup Mile and the Betfair/TVG Triple Tiara. TVG viewers in certain areas can wager interactively on races via telephone, the Internet, TVG Mobile or Interactive Television by establishing a wagering account online at www.tvg.com or by telephone at 1.888.PLAY.TVG.

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