IBC Q&A: Encompass Digital Media’s Walters talks CONCACAF, CloudStream, and strategic evolution
Encompass Digital Media hits IBC 2016 on a high note after its Atlanta facility served as the technical-operations and quality-control center for CONCACAF’s Copa América Centenario operation. At IBC, Encompass is highlighting its latest cloud-based platforms — most notably the Cisco-powered CloudStream, which enables content providers to quickly create broadcast-quality multiscreen streams, and ChannelReady, a cloud-edge playout platform that allows broadcasters to quickly ramp up linear channels at a low cost.
SVG spoke with Encompass Digital Media CEO Chris Walters, who took over the position in January 2015, after serving as COO of The Weather Co., and has looked to reposition Encompass for a rapidly changing media landscape. Check out the video below for his observations on the CONCACAF project, CloudStream, and ChannelReady, and how Encompass is looking to create more standardized products that cater to today’s multiplatform world.