NAB 2017

NAB 2017: Encompass, Kaltura To Provide Next-Generation Video Service to Here Media

Encompass Digital Media (Booth SU2324), a global technology-services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, is providing an integrated set of services for Here Media, the world’s largest provider of LGBTQ-oriented content. Through its global partnership with Kaltura, a leading OTT-platform provider, Encompass expanded its current channel playout and MVPD distribution relationship with Here Media.

With Encompass delivering complete managed services, Kaltura is providing its video platform and applications for iOS and Android and apps for Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire. The Here TV OTT experience incorporates both advertising supported (AVOD) and subscription (SVOD) video-on-demand.

“Consumers want the flexibility of high-quality content they can watch from all devices, especially mobile,” says John Mongiardo, managing director, Here TV. “By developing this subscription service with technology support from Encompass and Kaltura, we are now able to reach viewers that wanted to subscribe but were previously unreachable. Our OTT viewers can access all of the content that they want, wherever they want, with the same quality and reliability they’ve come to expect and deserve. We believe this will strengthen our relationship with our viewers.”

Encompass simplifies the complex process of reaching consumers and navigating the intricate media-technology ecosystem. Encompass manages the overall relationship and services provided to Here Media by bridging traditional linear channel, VOD and OTT distribution through a single point of contact.

“Content will continue to be king: broadcast and streaming companies need to ensure that they are delivering their valuable product to each and every platform where viewers are consuming video today,” says Encompass CEO Chris Walters. “The key to success is determining what can be monetized and leveraging the right partners who know how to quickly and efficiently build and operate the right technology and infrastructure to reliably deliver the content to consumers.”