Encompass Digital Media Asia Builds New Broadcast Management Solution with Pilat Media’s IBMS Express

Encompass Digital Media Asia, a digital media services providers and global satellite and terrestrial connectivity, has launched 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, based on Pilat Media’s industry-leading broadcast management solutions.

“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.”

IBMS Express can be quickly deployed to address the full range of business management functions including scheduling, media, airtime sales, traffic, and reporting for linear and on-demand multiscreen services. Deployed as an SaaS to minimize IT investment and maintenance, IBMS Express is offered with a “pay-as-you-grow” pricing model. IBMS Express is designed to be easily configured and ready for use in a matter of weeks, with Pilat Media’s professional services team providing configuration, training, and ongoing maintenance of the live system.