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Encompass Asia Pacific Builds Region's First MEGAPOD

Encompass builds first-of-its-kind multichannel broadcast monitoring and playout facility; doubles capacity to meet customer demand for over-the-top (OTT) services across Asia Pacific

Singapore, June 18, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - Encompass Digital Media, one of the world's top digital media services providers and a leader in global satellite and terrestrial connectivity, announced today that its Asia Pacific facility will double its current multichannel broadcast monitoring and playout capacity through the construction of a seven million US dollar MEGAPOD. This is the region's first comprehensive over-the-top (OTT) services facility enabling Encompass continue to meet the growing demands of customers in Asia Pacific.

"For content owners looking to grow in this dynamic region, leveraging technology to deliver content on multiple screens is a significant competitive advantage," noted Deepakjit Singh, managing director for Encompass Asia Pacific. "Encompass' new MEGAPOD will allow content partners to provide entertainment-on-demand across a variety of devices and create new options to monetize content as quickly as possible. With this investment, we're looking to enable efficiencies that will allow the seamless delivery of content to all four screens - television, desktop, tablet and mobile - reliably and easily in real time."

In addition to being the first-of-its-kind facility built in Asia, Encompass' state-of-the-art MEGAPOD will also be the largest, fully automated, multi-layered channel playout and monitoring facility of this scale in the region. The facility will enable Encompass to improve its response time with an automated switch-over feature to back-up content. This new facility will also provide a multi-tiered problem escalation and resolution approach. This means that clients will get a fail-safe, higher quality of service from Encompass.

As a testament to Encompass' culture of innovation, plans for the MEGAPOD facility were designed and conceived by the company's in-house engineering team. The project planning took over 18 months and brought together multiple 'best-of-breed' products including infrastructure by Ideal Systems and leading technology from Miranda Technologies and Cisco.

Encompass Builds the Region's First MEGAPOD

Together with the company's existing facility, the Encompass MEGAPOD will offer clients a robust infrastructure that will offer increased capacity for playout, distribution, digital media manipulation, ad inserts, creative, technical and global archival services. In addition, the facility will also house a post-production studio giving Encompass' clients an end-to-end solution for creating and delivering content. To date, more than six Tier 1 broadcasters have indicated plans to take advantage of the efficiencies that the MEGAPOD will generate.

"Our investments in facilities like the Encompass MEGAPOD complement Singapore's vision to be a global media city where services and projects are created, developed, traded and distributed around the world. As a market leader, this investment also signals a healthy acceleration in the growth of Encompass and our continued commitment to providing our clients with cost-efficient, fail-safe services," said Deepakjit.

About Encompass Digital Media

Encompass, a leader in digital media services, owns and operates state-of-the-art broadcast facilities throughout the United States, Latin America, United Kingdom and Asia. The company's mission-critical media services provide broadcasters, cable networks, corporations and government entities with customized solutions for the management and distribution of content. With global access to large satellite and fiber footprints, Encompass has 24/7/365 Teleport facilities and technical personnel in Los Angeles; Atlanta; New York; Stamford, Conn.; Lino Lakes and Minneapolis, Minn.; Burbank, Calif.; Buenos Aires; London; and Singapore.

In Asia Pacific, Encompass originates over 100 channels and is a partner to the biggest names in media including AETN, BBC, CNBC, Discovery Networks and MTV. Based in Singapore, Encompass Asia has the largest digital media facility in the region with 88,000 sq. ft. and 16 satellite uplinks. The Encompass is designed to offer a robust, redundant infrastructure for content distribution, digital media manipulation, and creative, technical and global archive services. In addition, the facility also houses a cutting-edge post-production studio giving its clients an end-to-end solution for creating and delivering content. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv .

Media Contact:
Sara Pereira
Ogilvy Public Relations Singapore
+65-6213-7769
+65-9794-8380
[email protected]

Source: Encompass Digital Media

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