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Ascent Media Network Services: Outsourced Broadcast Solutions for Content Providers

Thursday, June 1, 2006  
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Ascent Media's local industry and cultural experts are well positioned to deliver fitting and future-proof solutions to complete its customers' business plans. From building or upgrading a television facility to distributing digital assets around the corner or around the world, Ascent Media Network Services (AMNS) provides  effective, intelligent, and proactive solutions to clients worldwide.

AMNS offers clients many options through its two operating units:

  • Global Content Distribution: expert in outsourced, file-based network origination and content delivery
  • Systems & Technology Services: industry-leading provider of complete satellite earth station and network design and integration; 24/7 mission-critical field service organization with over 50 U.S. locations; call center/help desk and network management/network operations services.

AMNS's network origination centers deliver fully outsourced single and multi-channel services to major broadcast and cable networks, hosting 130 channel feeds globally, in locations including Los Angeles, the New York metro area, London (UK) and Singapore.  These facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art fiber and satellite capabilities, with interconnectivity via Global Interconnect (Ascent's proprietary fiber-based content delivery network), ideal for disaster recovery scenarios.

In Singapore, Ascent Media segregates content and manages multiple language files in an industry-first implementation of its type: tight integration of automation with new media server systems gives Ascent a valuable language-stacking functionality that significantly simplifies multilingual playout in this complex multichannel transmission environment.


Ascent Media Network Services (AMNS) specializes in network origination, content distribution and systems engineering, integration and support, with facilities in Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Stamford, CT; Northvale, NJ; Minneapolis, MN; San Jose, CA; Washington, DC; Palm Bay, FL; London, UK, and Singapore. AMNS is part of Santa Monica, CA-based Ascent Media Group, which provides a wide range of services to the media entertainment industries and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB).
  For more information, contact: in the US, Lou DiMauro: phone +1 203.965.6355,  email; in Europe, Mark Beard: phone  +44 0.207.691.6005, email; in Singapore: Melvin Wee, phone +65 6548.0438, email


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