Encompass Selected to Provide VOD Services for Sony Pictures’ TV Networks in U.S.
Encompass selected to provide VOD services for SONY pictures television networks' getTV, SONY movie channel and Cine SONY channels in U.S.
Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, announced that Sony Pictures Television Networks has selected its CloudVOD platform and geographically diverse Digital Network Operations Centers (DNOC) to distribute VOD assets for Sony’s U.S. channels, including getTV, Cine Sony, and Sony Movie Channel to major U.S. multichannel video programming distributors (MVPD) and virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPD). Powered by Microsoft Azure, Encompass’ CloudVOD platform manages the nuances of processing requirements and multiple technology standards inherent in traditional and OTT VOD delivery.
“We are pleased to partner with Encompass to leverage their worldwide footprint and unified global solutions that provide a new alternative for delivering VOD content to North American MVPDs on behalf of our increasing number of platforms,” says Bob Billeci, EVP Technology & Operations at Sony Pictures Television Worldwide Networks. “CloudVOD is a highly automated, industry-leading platform that allows us to deliver the premium-value content our consumers seek, without compromising scalability, security and cost.”
“Leveraging the cloud has allowed us to offer a high degree of automation and therefore repeatability and reliability to major networks, and we are excited to extend this offering to Sony Pictures into a new region,” states Chris Walters, CEO of Encompass. “Our CloudVOD platform managed by regional operational teams will offer Sony Pictures a unique end-to-end managed service allowing them to globally scale the delivery of content to their MVPDs and VMVPDs.”