Advanced Television

Encompass buys Ascent’s content distribution

March 15, 2011

Encompass Digital Media, a digital media services provider, has announced the completion of the purchase of Ascent Media’s global content distribution business. This transaction includes broadcast facilities in the US (including the New York metro area, Minnesota and Burbank), London and Singapore. Encompass enhances its presence in the global marketplace serving major television networks, cable channels, media companies, corporations and government entities.

“We have strived to become the leading global service provider for outsourced services; this acquisition is the catalyst to accomplish that goal,” said Simon Bax, Chief Executive Officer of Encompass. “These additional resources allow us to continue to offer our core content aggregation and distribution services on a worldwide basis for existing and future clients.”

Encompass’ client base includes A&E Networks/Lifetime, Sony, NBCU, CBS, Disney/ABC, BBC Worldwide, U.S. Department of Defense, MTV, ESPN, NHL, Discovery Networks, DIRECTV Sports Networks, NFL Network, YES Network, Scripps, Hallmark, Channel Five and TV Guide.

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