Here Media Launches OTT Platform With Encompass And Kaltura
Encompass and Kaltura to provide a fully managed solution for a next-generation video service offering
April 19, 2017 --
ATLANTA, April 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video playout and distribution solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, today announced they are 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," said John Mongiardo, Managing Director at 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," said Chris Walters, Encompass CEO. "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."
Encompass is exhibiting at the upcoming NAB show in Las Vegas April 24-27, 2017. Stop by booth SU2324 to learn about the benefits of managed services and how Encompass can help.
About Here Media
Here Media Inc. is the leading producer and distributor of news and entertainment media for the LGBTQ community worldwide. Here Media owns the most iconic brands across all platforms in the space and distributes LGBTQ content with universal, humanistic appeal. Its distribution platforms include television, VOD, digital, print, mobile, and social. Its media assets include OUT, The Advocate, Here TV, PRIDE, Plus magazine and Out Traveler.
Encompass is a global technology services company focused on supporting TV networks, broadcasters, sports leagues and digital leaders with the delivery of their linear/nonlinear video content across television and digital platforms. Services include: global transmission and connectivity, channel playout, OTT/TV streaming and VOD, live events and disaster recovery. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv, and follow us on social media LinkedIn and Twitter.
Kaltura's mission is to power any video experience. A recognized leader in the OTT TV (Over the Top TV), OVP (Online Video Platform), EdVP (Education Video Platform) and EVP (Enterprise Video Platform) markets, Kaltura has emerged as the fastest growing video platform, and as the one with the widest use-case and appeal. Kaltura is deployed globally in thousands of enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions and engages hundreds of millions of viewers at home, in work, and at school. For more information, visit www.kaltura.com, www.kaltura.org, or www.html5video.org.
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