Encompass Digital Media Names Joe Simon COO

Encompass Digital Media has announced the appointment of Joe Simon as its Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Simon will oversee the company’s operations, products, and technology.

“We are thrilled to have Joe join the Encompass executive team,” says Chris Walters, Encompass CEO. “With his extensive television, digital operations, technology and product experience, he brings an in-depth, well-rounded understanding of the industry at large and an invaluable client perspective to the organization.”

“Operational excellence is a critical component of our clients’ success, and I look forward to working with the Encompass team to ensure we are providing industry-leading services for our clients and their viewers,” states Simon. “There is a great opportunity for more broadcast and cable networks to utilize service providers like Encompass to deliver exceptionally reliable services that improve their cost base and simplify their operations. In addition, with the rapid growth of OTT services, it is natural for Encompass to increasingly support the delivery of broadcast-quality content to all digital platforms. This is an exciting time to be joining the company.”

Simon has extensive television and digital operations, technology and product experience. As Chief Information Officer at Viacom, he led worldwide technology, Web development and operations for all of the company’s divisions: MTV Networks, MTVN International, BET, and Paramount. As Chief Technology Officer at Condé Nast, he drove the company’s digital transformation and reinvented their brands as digital experiences across all platforms. Most recently, he has been acting as the Chief Technology Officer of Univision Digital helping build the company’s Web, mobile and TV everywhere offerings.

As a global leader in comprehensive, end-to-end video solutions, Encompass originates over 900 channels in a variety of languages and to a multitude of platforms. The company captures, processes and delivers over 30,000 hours of premium content per day and distributes it in both linear and non-linear formats for its clients worldwide via satellite, cable and digital platforms. In addition to the services it provides to its linear clients, Encompass’ suite of digital service products provide non-linear solutions including content aggregation, VOD, CVOD, 24×7 streaming, event streaming, linear transport, and stream origination.

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