ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Encompass Digital Media, a global technology services company delivering end-to-end video solutions to broadcast and digital media companies, today named Barrie Woolston as Chief Commercial Officer, a newly created role within the organization. He joined the organization on October 5, 2016.
Woolston will report directly to Encompass CEO Chris Walters and will be responsible for leading all of the company's global sales efforts. He will also be working closely with Encompass' product, marketing, engineering and operations teams to expand the company's global relationships.
"We are thrilled to welcome Barrie to Encompass," said Chris Walters CEO of Encompass. "His extensive leadership experience in the broadcast technology space will be extremely valuable to our efforts to bring new and existing customers technology solutions that enable them to achieve maximum operational and financial performance."
Woolston joins Encompass from Arqiva where he was the Commercial Director of the business's satellite and media group. With extensive commercial and general management experience in the media industry, Woolston has successfully developed growth strategies and navigated geo-political and cultural challenges.
"Encompass understands that competition in today's TV and media landscape is increasing as the number of new digital providers and digital uptake among users both escalate," commented Barrie Woolston, Chief Commercial Officer, Encompass. "Encompass continues to deliver innovative solutions that empower broadcasters and media companies to realign their strategies as modern viewing habits continue to shift. I am excited to be a part of this journey and support Encompass in making our customers' ongoing success a reality."
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About Encompass Digital Media
Encompass is a global technology services company dedicated to advancing innovation in both the broadcast and digital media industries. As a leader in comprehensive, end-to-end video solutions, the company services over 850 channels in a variety of languages and to a multitude of platforms. Encompass captures, processes and delivers over 25,000 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 from its eight facilities across four continents. In addition to the services it provides to its linear clients, Encompass' array of digital service products provide non-linear solutions including content aggregation, VOD, CVOD, 24/7 streaming, event streaming, linear transport and stream origination. The company's premier services include channel playout, centralcasting for broadcast TV stations, global transmission and connectivity, digital services, government solutions and remote/studio production. For more information, please visit www.encompass.tv, and follow us on social media – LinkedIn and Twitter.
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