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Sony Pictures Television Networks has selected the Encompass CloudVOD platform and geographically diverse digital network operations centres (DNOC) to distribute video-on-demand (VOD) assets.

Sony 21 April 2017The partnership will cover the delivery of Sony’s English and Spanish US channels, including getTV, Cine Sony and Sony Movie Channel, to major pay-TV and streaming providers.

Powered by Microsoft Azure, Encompass’ CloudVOD platform manages the nuances of processing requirements and multiple technology standards inherent in traditional and over-the-top (OTT) VOD delivery.

“We are pleased to partner with Encompass to leverage their worldwide footprint and unified global solutions that provide a new alternative for delivering VOD content to North American MVPDs on behalf of our increasing number of platforms,” said Bob Billeci, EVP, technology & operations, Sony. “CloudVOD is a highly automated, industry-leading platform that allows us to deliver the premium-value content our consumers seek, without compromising scalability, security and cost.”

“Leveraging the cloud has allowed us to offer a high degree of automation and therefore repeatability and reliability to major networks, and we are excited to extend this offering to Sony Pictures into a new region,” added Chris Walters, CEO of Encompass.  “Our CloudVOD platform managed by regional operational teams will offer Sony Pictures a unique end-to-end managed service allowing them to globally scale the delivery of content to their MVPDs and VMVPDs.”