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Here Media, said to be the world’s largest provider of LGBTQ-oriented content, has tapped Encompass Digital Media and Kaltura for 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 video-on-demand (SVOD).

“Consumers want the flexibility of high quality content they can watch from all devices, especially mobile,” said John Mongiardo, MD 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 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 monetised 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.”