Encompass Expands Its Operations Into Eastern Europe

LONDON and ATLANTA—Encompass Digital Media announced that it is expanding its operations into Eastern Europe with the acquisition of MTG’s facility in Riga, Latvia. Encompass will provide managed services including media management, playout, VOD, over-the-top and downlink for all existing channels.

“We are very excited to be expanding our footprint into Eastern Europe,” states Marc Bruce, Encompass’ SVP Commercial, EMEA. “Over the last eight months, Encompass’ EMEA business has doubled in size, and we have secured significant long-term contracts. With the addition of the Riga facility, we gain an important opportunity to serve both existing and new clients throughout the Eastern European market.

“This next step in our relationship with Encompass further cements our belief that we have partnered with the right team in providing high-quality services for our channels. We are delighted that our long-term collaboration will now be extended to cover our whole supply chain,” states Rachel Bernard, MTG senior vice president of Broadcast Operations.

>Encompass continues to increase the breadth of services that it provides MTG by assuming further responsibility for its media management solutions. Complementing the existing post production, media management and playout services hosted in the company’s London facility, Encompass now offers extensive geographically diverse disaster recovery services for Europe. Today, Encompass processes and delivers VOD content to over 40 platforms including Viaplay Scandinavia, Nova TV, Prima TV and Viacom from its new Latvian facility.