Digital media services provider, Encompass Digital Media, has recently launched its new broadcast monitoring facility, the MEGAPOD.
"MEGAPOD is a one-of-its-kind facility in Asia which enables our customers to manage and monetise their media assets in a more efficient and error-free environment,” said Deepakjit Singh, Managing Director of Encompass Digital Media Asia. “The innovative design and fully automated processes enable real-time monitoring and processing of the content for delivery across the globe on multiple screens.”
According to its media statement, the MEGAPOD is the first-of-its-kind multichannel broadcast monitoring and playout facility with multi-channel and multi-format for linear and over-the-top (OTT) delivery capabilities. Costing some US$7 million to set up, the facility can also handle up to 250 channels, from ingest to delivery across multiple screens.
The MEGAPOD offers broadcasters a ready infrastructure for expansion, allowing the launch of a new channel approximately every two weeks. It is also reported to cut the time required to fix any anomalies, and reduce book-to-build time to less than three weeks.
Deepakjit said the facility, with its advanced technology and a pool of skilled staff, has the potential to be the media processing hub in Asia. "Currently over 120 content channels are in the process of getting on-board with the MEGAPOD and we expect this number to multiply as more clients in the region tap into our offering," added Deepakjit.
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