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SVG Sit-Down: As Forbidden Technologies Repositions Under Blackbird Brand, CEO Ian McDonough Discusses Strategy

The following is an interview that Forbidden Technologies’ CEO, Ian McDonough, gave to SVG before NAB in April 2018: For Ian McDonough, who has been CEO of Forbidden Technologies for six months, NAB 2018 will mark a major turning point. Appearing officially under the Blackbird brand, the company will emphasize...

New world MAMs

There is a new worldview of Media Asset Management (MAM) technology. Once perceived as an integrated storage system linked to a platform facilitating distribution, it is now understood as an integral layer in the framework along with Production Asset Management, and Digital Asset Management. Today MAM technology is recognised as a critical part...

Beyond Live Streaming – brand benefits & monetisation

Live streaming looks to be a growing trend for 2018. It’s no surprise, its popularity has seen the likes of Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook Live provide live video streams to all their users. As real-time engagement levels rise, live streaming does not look to fade away anytime soon. People want...

Filling the void before Video over IP

The Video industry has changed drastically in the last 10 years, 3D stereoscopic has come (and gone) and video resolutions have risen to 4K and beyond. As demands for providing video content for ‘every platform, everywhere’ reach a crescendo, digital content providers are challenged with achieving speed to market. Video...

Meltdown and Spectre

Introduction In my AI blog series, I have discussed the power of inductive logic and its weakness – a vulnerability to Black Swans. There are many possible realities which fit with known facts, only some of which are desirable – or anticipated. And so it is with the recently announced CPU...

Cloud-based eSports workflow for Gfinity

eSports is a sports category that is going through rapid growth. Newzoo, the leading provider of market intelligence covering the eSports market, predicts that in 2017 eSports will generate global revenues of $696 million, up 41 percent from $493 million in 2016, and is expected to have an audience of...

Forscene at IBC 2017 – here’s what’s in store

Anticipation for IBC 2017 is heating up and #TeamForscene is already revving the engine. Sparks have been flying in the Forscene lab over the last few months and we just can’t wait to unveil the results! Technology licensing For the first time, Forscene technology can be licensed to transform video...

Forbidden’s Vision: the Why

Why Forbidden? People often ask me this. They are asking about the name, of course, but the bigger question is about the company itself. This is important because Forbidden is a visionary company. I set up Forbidden to make something special: a universally accessible internet video experience through powerful but...

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