Encompass launches Cloudstream™, a cloud-based platform powered by Cisco

ATLANTA (August 31, 2016)Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, introduces CloudStream™, a cloud-based platform powered by Cisco, to its suite of digital services. Encompass’ CloudStream solution enables TV networks, OTT operators and live event providers to quickly and efficiently generate new revenue opportunities by creating broadcast-quality multiscreen streams for their viewers.

“Encompass offers our clients a complete portfolio of video services providing a cost-effective alternative to building out their own operations,” said Chris Walters, Encompass CEO. “Combining CloudStream with our signal acquisition and managed services capabilities layered onto Cisco’s Media Data Center technology, we have created an industry-leading solution for OTT clients. We chose Cisco as a core component for CloudStream because of its expertise in building out the highly reliable infrastructure that is needed to support Encompass’ full suite of OTT services.”

Key components include:

  • End-to-end managed service for linear channels and live events including state-of-the-art monitoring and management tools, global dedicated digital NOCs and broadcast-quality SLA
  • A scalable private cloud solution built on Cisco Media Data Center using the Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Infrastructure for Media which includes the Unified Computing System (UCS) virtualization server architecture and the Nexus® Series Switches for the data center
  • Rapid channel deployment and extended services flexibility such as cDVR, and multi-DRM with the Cisco Virtualized Video Processing platform (V2P) for workflow orchestration

By using solutions from the Cisco® Media Blueprint, Encompass is enhancing its secure infrastructure to support media and video processing applications in a scalable and fully virtualized cloud environment. This gives Encompass more flexibility to offer a full range of OTT and other services to its media clients looking to accelerate time to market for new content and services.

Encompass Launches CloudStream

"This is exciting; across the industry, conversations are moving from technology to business outcomes and the announcement of CloudStream from Encompass is no exception," said Conrad Clemson, senior vice president and general manager, Service Provider Video Software, Cisco. "Their strategy of moving to the cloud to enable faster, better video services anywhere in the world is aligned with Cisco and we look forward to their ongoing success."

About Encompass Digital Media

Encompass is a global technology services company dedicated to advancing innovation in both the broadcast and digital media industries. As a leader in comprehensive, end-to-end video solutions, the company services over 850 channels in a variety of languages and to a multitude of platforms. Encompass captures, processes and delivers over 25,000 hours of premium content per day and distributes it in both linear and non-linear formats for its clients worldwide via satellite, cable and digital platforms from its eight facilities across four continents. In addition to the services it provides to its linear clients, Encompass’ array of digital service products provide non-linear solutions including content aggregation, VOD, CVOD, 24/7 streaming, event streaming, linear transport and stream origination. The company’s premier services include channel playout, centralcasting for broadcast TV stations, global transmission and connectivity, digital services, government solutions and remote/studio production.

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