BBright UHD-Channel: software-based, open and scalable Ultra HD video production server

25 March 2019

RENNES – France, 25th March 2019

BBright UHD-Channel: software-based, open and scalable Ultra HD video production server

BBright, a leading solution provider for Ultra HD deployments, unveils today its newest playout/video production server, the UHD-Channel that will be on demo during the coming soon NAB Show in Las Vegas.
UHD-Channel supports SDR and HDR XAVC pivot files and outputs uncompressed baseband video over quad 3G-SDI or 12G-SDI (with SMPTE-2110 on the roadmap).
Several Logo insertions can be managed as secondary events. This new playout server interfaces smoothly with third party automation system vendors, thanks to VDCP or REST API protocol support.
UHD-Channel embeds 6 TB RAID storage and direct NAS playout is also possible thanks to its dedicated 10 Gbps network interfaces. SCTE-104 trigger insertions opens-up the possibility of any content replacement or add insertions into the downstream delivery.

Several use-cases can be envisioned for OB Trucks / live sport production or UHD channel Master Control Room and dedicated playout centre.

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BBright has already integrated and will demonstrate the ability for UHD-Channel to be controlled by the flagship Marina automation solution from playout experts Pebble Beach Systems. Pebble’s Chief Marketing Officer, Tamas Vass, confirmed: “We are pleased to have achieved the integration with BBright in a very short timeframe. This truly shows the flexibility of our automation solution. Users of the BBright UHD-Channel technology can add the advanced Marina automation layer to their setup and Marina users have the option to add a cost-effective solution for ultra-high definition as they look to add new UHD channels to their offering. A win-win scenario that represents opportunities for both vendors and a better choice for our customers.

Guillaume Arthuis, BBright CEO explained: “ Since 2013, our mission is to make Ultra HD channel deployments easier. We’ve listened to our worldwide customers and the need for a product like UHD-Channel was clear. Part of a completely revamped, scalable and flexible software architecture, named B-Media, this new video production server is the first phase of an ambitious platform development gearing toward a full Channel in a Box ( CiaB ) for the 4K – UHD market. BBright is committed to support all your Ultra HD playout needs now and in the future!

BBright NAB booth will be located on SU4318, within the FRANCE Pavilion.

About BBright:

BBright company focuses on rapid market transitions around 4K – Ultra HD, HEVC, multiscreen and content delinearization. BBright develops high-end 4K and HEVC software-based technologies running on broadcast-grade appliances such as live Ingest & Replay Playout servers (baseband or transport stream), professional Decoders and reference Test and QC systems for the Ultra HD video ecosystem. BBright serves various customers worldwide which are broadcast equipment manufacturers, 4K content vendors, video network operators (satellite, terrestrial), telco operators (IPTV) and public or private TV channels.

The company is privately held and was founded in 2013 in Rennes, France.

About Pebble Beach Systems 

Pebble Beach Systems is a world leader in automation, channel in a box, integrated and virtualised playout technology, with scalable products designed for highly efficient multichannel transmission as well as complex news and sports television. Installed in more than 70 countries and with proven systems ranging from single up to over 150 channels in operation, Pebble Beach Systems offers open, flexible systems, which encompass ingest and playout automation, and complex file-based workflows. The company trades in the US as Pebble Broadcast Systems.

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