|[September 06, 2016]
Encompass Digital Media Expands its Relationship with Intelsat in North America
Intelsat (News - Alert) S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world's first Globalized
Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that
Encompass Digital Media ("Encompass"), a global technology services
company delivering end-to-end video solutions to broadcast and media
companies, has expanded its use of Intelsat's powerful Galaxy fleet and
premier video neighborhoods to deliver high definition (HD) and 4K ultra
high definition (4K UHD) content to 64 million households across North
Under the new, multi-year agreement, Encompass will further build upon
its relationship with Intelsat and employ satellite solutions from
Galaxy 13, located at 127°W to host four of NASA TV's HD channels as
well as its 4K UHD distribution channel. Already hosting approximately
80 HD channels, Galaxy 13 is North America's HD hot spot and is now
building up a 4K UHD community.
"By leveraging the Intelsat Galaxy fleet and the power and versatility
of satellite technology, Encompass is able to reach all of the U.S.
cable headends quickly, cost-effectively and reliably," said Chris
Walters, Encompass' CEO. "Intelsat's video neighborhoods and advanced
media community on Galaxy 13 will provide NASA TV with access to
hundreds of millions of viewers and enable them to test the latest
innovations in the marketplace. Our partnership with Intelsat will be
instrumental in ensuring that we are strongly positioned to help our
customers deliver the most consistent and immersive viewing experience
securely across multiple platforms."
"Intelsat's Globalized Network and leading video neighborhoods in North
America are ideal platforms for programmers to cost efficiently expand
their distribution network," said Mark Rasmussen, Intelsat's Vice
President, Americas. "Intelsat and Encompass have a strong track record
of working together to anticipate and meet viewers' changing demands.
From Standard Definition to 4K UHD services, we look forward to working
with Encompass to further differentiate their offerings and continue to
provide reliable, secure and high quality content to customers."
Intelsat's Galaxy fleet is known for delivering top distribution
services for premier Tier 1 cable programming, multicultural and
specialty programming, full-time broadcast distribution and occasional
use contribution and premier regional ad league sports programming.
For more information, those attending the 9-13 September IBC 2016
Conference in Amsterdam can visit the Intelsat Stand at Hall 1.C71.
Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) operates the world's first Globalized Network,
delivering high-quality, cost-effective video and broadband services
anywhere in the world. Intelsat's Globalized Network combines the
world's largest satellite backbone with terrestrial infrastructure,
managed services and an open, interoperable architecture to enable
customers to drive revenue and reach through a new generation of network
services. Thousands of organizations serving billions of people
worldwide rely on Intelsat to provide ubiquitous broadband connectivity,
multi-format video broadcasting, secure satellite communications and
seamless mobility services. The end result is an entirely new world, one
that allows us to envision the impossible, connect without boundaries
and transform the ways in which we live. For more information, visit www.intelsat.com.
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. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv,
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