Front Porch Digital DIVArchive® Chosen by Encompass Digital Media for Two More Facilities

Leading Provider of Channel Origination Services to Make DIVArchive Its System-Wide CSM Platform

Front Porch Digital, the global leader for solutions that migrate, manage, and market media content, today announced that Encompass Digital Media is in the process of expanding its use of the DIVArchive® content storage management (CSM) solution to its facilities in Atlanta, Ga., and London. Currently, DIVArchive facilitates secure distribution and preservation of more than 1.5 petabytes of content for Encompass's Los Angeles channel origination operation.

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"DIVArchive has demonstrated outstanding reliability in managing thousands of files, representing an enormous amount of media, for all the networks we originate out of L.A.," said Bill Tillson, Encompass president and chief operating officer. "Because the system works so well, we plan on installing it as the common platform for all of our facilities worldwide."

At Encompass, DIVArchive interfaces with a Spectra Logic data tape library and Encompass's various transmission platforms to ensure safe, secure transfer of media files to playout or wherever they're needed in the system.

In addition to its Los Angeles and Atlanta facilities, Encompass is acquiring the Ascent Media Content Distribution Group. After the close of this transaction, scheduled for February 28, 2011, Encompass' scale and geographic footprint will expand to include facilities in London and Singapore as well as Minneapolis, Stamford, Conn., and Burbank, Calif. All told, the company will provide 24/7 origination services for more than 300 channels. The DIVArchive CSM, with its comprehensive feature set and scalable architecture, will provide Encompass with all the options needed to support continued growth and added services for its clients, including the ability to perform remote content browsing using low-resolution proxies. As a common platform throughout Encompass, DIVArchive will also support disaster recovery and content transfer among facilities.

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Encompass' current broadcast facilities in Los Angeles and Atlanta are two of the largest in the United States. The company's media solutions include network origination, cable neighborhood platforms, centralcasting, disaster recovery, and video production services. Encompass's clients include major networks and broadcasters, sports leagues, general entertainment cable channels, and government agencies.

Now offering full Unicode support for its storage plan manager as well as integration with the most popular industry editing and production tools, DIVArchive is the industry-leading archive management system proven in more than 350 broadcast applications worldwide. The latest version of DIVArchive incorporates Front Porch Digital's DIVAprotect®, which continually monitors a digital storage infrastructure including connected broadcast devices, network connectivity, transcoder engine performance, and other key system parameters to guard content against data tape and drive degradation.

About Encompass Digital Media, Inc.

Encompass, a leader in digital media services, currently owns and operates two of the largest independent broadcast facilities in the U.S. in Los Angeles and Atlanta. Total media solutions include network origination; cable neighborhood platforms (G-13, G-17, G-23, AMC-10, AMC-11 and AMC-18); centralcasting; disaster recovery; satellite and fiber transmissions (full time and occasional use); a fleet of satellite uplink trucks; digital media encoding services; digital file transfers via satellite, fiber, and IP; emergency communications; governmental SATCOM; production studios; and video production services.

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Encompass Digital Media

About Front Porch Digital

The global leader in content storage management (CSM), Front Porch Digital now offers DIVASolutions, three product categories that can be integrated to migrate, manage, and market media content securely and efficiently. DIVASolutions SAMMA® products are the first of their kind to automate digitization of videotape, moving content into secure, accessible, and searchable digital storage. DIVArchive® and DIVAdirector® are trusted solutions for scalable and reliable CSM that enable digital file-based workflows to operate seamlessly across multiple sites. Award-winning DIVApublish is a unique, cloud-based service that combines automated creation of frame-level metadata with online distribution.

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