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BBright partners with MainConcept to expand the scope of its integrated playout and production servers

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13 April 2022

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BBright, a specialist in advanced media and broadcast processing and technologies, has worked with MainConcept, a global technology leader in the video codec industry, to integrate its real time broadcast encoding engine into its production servers and integrated playout solutions.

BBright’s live production and broadcast solutions now support recording capabilities up to Ultra HD and expand the reach of their markets. Now able to record an even wider variety of video feeds, either in SDI or ST-2110, as well as in XAVC and other formats, BBright production and playout solutions can address many applications in the media industry: From OB trucks and live production sites, up to broadcast master control rooms and playout centers. BBright’s purely software-based approach offers great flexibility in terms of codec and format support, and above all the ability to evolve in the future to meet new customer needs.

Capable of recording 4 HD streams or 1 UHD stream, the BBright production server manages SDI and 2110 inputs and outputs, as well as live SDR/HDR UHD conversions to cover the most demanding requirements. For its part, the integrated BBright playout also supports multi-channel HD and Ultra HD, and with its graphics engine and SDR/HDR conversion capacity, it provides an effective playout solution capable of covering current HD needs, but also provide a natural evolution towards future Ultra HD deployments.

Integrating the MainConcept AVC/H.264 Broadcast Encoder SDK into the BBright solution empowers BBright with one of the best performing and efficient software encoders in the market today while leaving plenty of options to expand for future workloads.

“Our approach to the business is to develop our own technologies to offer simple and effective solutions to our customers, but also to know how to associate ourselves with the right technological partners. MainConcept has a world-renowned experience in the field of encoding, and the flexibility of their solutions allows us to adapt quickly to the new demands of our customers in terms of pivot formats.”, says Guillaume Arthuis, BBright CEO.

Deacon Johnson, Senior Vice President, Technology Licensing & Strategy, MainConcept, declares “We are thrilled to count BBright as a MainConcept partner. Their live broadcast and production solutions are truly innovative. The addition of the MainConcept AVC/H.264 Broadcast Encoder SDK is the result of close collaboration between our two technical teams to determine the ideal solution for BBright’s expanding product scope. As BBright continues to grow, our codecs will be right there to meet their every need”.

This partnership is a great opportunity for the two companies to further develop their markets with live production companies, and broadcast and television channels. To learn more about BBright’s solution, sign up to attend a webinar on April 14. MainConcept will be exhibiting at NAB Show 2022 from April 24-27, visit their booth in Central Hall, C4718.

About BBright

BBright develops high-end software-based technologies around Create, Transport, and Play the best quality content, and focuses on latest media innovations such as UHD, HDR, 8K, NGA and HFR. Advanced Media processing solutions are available for Live Ingest and baseband Playout, TS-based/Compressed Playout, professional Contribution and Monitoring Decoders and reference Test and QC systems. BBright serves various Tier #1 customers worldwide such as broadcast equipment manufacturers, UHD / 4K / 8K content vendors, video network operators (Satellite, Terrestrial, Cable), Telco operators (IPTV) and public or private TV channels.

About MainConcept

Since 1993, MainConcept has provided best-of-breed video/audio codec solutions for professional video production, multimedia, broadcast, digital signage, gaming, medical and security industries. Our software development kits, transcoding applications and plugins are used across industry verticals to meet an ever-expanding list of use cases. With world-class engineering, exquisite attention to detail, and best-in-class support and professional services, we are constantly innovating to deliver the simplicity needed with the customer experience you deserve. MainConcept codecs are engineered to surpass the challenges of even the most demanding use cases and are used by organizations such as Adobe, AVID, Autodesk, Corel, Dalet, Endeavor Streaming, Grass Valley, MAGIX, Nikon, PlayBox Neo, Sony and BBright. Visit

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