​Scripps Chooses Encompass and Azure for VOD Delivery

Scripps Networks International has selected Encompass CloudVOD, a cloud-based video-on-demand service, as its solution for delivering VOD content to the EMEA region.

Encompass CloudVOD is powered by Microsoft Azure and uses automation and orchestration engines to manage Scripps’ VOD workflow including the delivery of assets to the largest VOD platform footprint in EMEA.

“With the high demand for Scripps Networks’ content across the EMEA region, we needed to partner with a company that had a large global platform footprint, could on-board and scale swiftly and provide the level of automation and custom workflows to support our rapidly growing VOD distribution requirements,” says Mark Hale, EVP Global Operations & CTO for Scripps.

Encompass’ CloudVOD solution integrates a number of Azure PaaS and IaaS services. PaaS services such as Azure SQL Database, Azure App Service, premium transcoder and file shares support content transformation, data and metadata persistence, content ingestion and archive, client-facing applications and shared working storage.

Azure IaaS services such as Azure Blob storage, virtual machines, file shares and virtual network/network security groups host both Windows and Linux OS, provide shared working storage and ensure secure connectivity and separation of client instances.

“Encompass benefits from the broad portfolio of services and global scale of Microsoft Azure,” said Nagu Rangan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Azure. “Powered by Azure and with the distribution expertise of Encompass, Scripps’ content can be delivered reliably and efficiently worldwide.”

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