BoxCast’s Spark: An Affordable, Feature-Rich HEVC Encoder for Churches

CLEVELAND, OH — January 29, 2024 — Today BoxCast launched Spark, an affordable, feature-rich HEVC encoder. Spark smoothly integrates with BoxCast’s trusted live streaming platform, so broadcasters have the ability to automate their live streams and deliver a professional-quality experience.

Spark is the latest addition to BoxCast’s product family, which provides a well-rounded selection of software and hardware tools for churches to better engage with their communities. Spark has plenty to offer—many of the features customers would expect from an encoder, plus the signature reliability they already receive from BoxCast.

With Spark, customers will be able to:

  • Monitor broadcasts via the full-color touchscreen monitor.
  • Fit Spark into any live streaming setup—no matter how simple or complex.
  • Record a local backup via microSD, just in case.
  • Use HEVC to encode video in the highest quality while cutting bandwidth in half.
  • Benefit from built-in BoxCast Flow, BoxCast’s dependable, patented streaming protocol.
  • Choose an HDMI or SDI version of the encoder.
  • Easily get up to speed thanks to the device’s onscreen onboarding.
  • Receive personalized consultations and live support seven days a week.

"The story behind Spark is that we wanted to build a best-in-class encoder that any church can afford," says BoxCast CEO Gordon Daily. "It includes everything necessary for professional-quality live streaming. We're incredibly excited to launch Spark — and even more excited to build more innovations on our platform long into the future.”

Spark is available now at Customers can purchase the HDMI version of the product for $999.

About BoxCast

BoxCast is an outreach ministry platform that empowers churches to connect and engage with their communities anywhere. Founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 2013, BoxCast serves ministries of all sizes all over the world. Learn more at