Encompass Digital Media Asia utilises Pilat Media IBMS SaaS

Digital media services and satellite/terrestrial connectivity specialist Encompass Digital Media Asia has introduced a value-added service for its clients using Pilat Media’s IBMS Express Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform. IBMS Express is a modular and scalable entry-level business management system for broadcasters.

“Encompass, together with the digital media industry, continues to grow rapidly in the region and we recently announced the origination and transmission of 100 channels from our Singapore facility,” says Deepakjit Singh, managing director, Encompass Digital Media Asia. “We are very excited to deploy IBMS Express to make it simple for our users to add channels and services, and bring new operational efficiencies to their operations as their businesses expand.”

Encompass Digital Media Asia provides an international teleport and the full range of playout, master control, media management and global archiving services. With its new broadcast management service based on IBMS Express, Encompass is offering its clients three operational models: a fully managed service in which Encompass provides all staff and performs all data entry, scheduling, reconciliation, and other business management tasks; a dry hire service in which Encompass provides access and 24×7 support, but the client performs all business management tasks; and a hybrid service in which Encompass and the client jointly handle business management tasks and Encompass provides access and 24×7 support.

“The new IBMS Express-based service will enable Encompass and its clients to operate more efficiently and profitably, with staff focused on value-added activities across the broadcast operation chain,” says Fabrice Beer-Gabel, senior vice-president of sales and marketing, Pilat Media. “With a growing channel footprint across the region, Encompass Digital Media Asia is a powerhouse for a wide range of critical media services. IBMS Express will be key to the success of such an operation, giving it the ability to remain efficient and generate revenues while dealing with increased workloads, more services, and a growing number of clients and channels.”

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