Britain’s Channel 5 commits to Forscene after test run
October 24, 2013, London – Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market-leading cloud video platform Forscene, today announced that British broadcaster Channel 5 has purchased a Forscene server after a six-month trial.
Despite the fact that Forscene was introduced in the middle of test-case production cycles and that staff received no formal training, Channel 5 was impressed with the workflow efficiencies Forscene offered during the trial. The system proved especially valuable as a logging and rough-cut tool on “Go Hard or Go Home,” where it replaced tape and paper-based logging. Staff involved in the testing phase requested that Forscene be included in the plans for future productions — influencing the executive decision to purchase.
“I have been impressed by Forscene’s capabilities during the trial and I look forward to exploring the full depth of the system’s merit as our workflows develop,” said Claire Freeman, head of post-production at Channel 5.
Now that Forscene is in place permanently, Channel 5 will use it from the outset of the next production, “The Great Christmas Toy Giveaway,” ensuring that the software is used to its maximum potential.
“I first worked with Channel 5 back in 2005 when it became the first broadcaster to log a TV series in Forscene,” said Forbidden CEO Stephen Streater. “In the eight years since, Forscene has been transformed into something far more than a logging tool. Its simplicity and power make it well suited to logging and sync pulls at Channel 5, and its editing functions are an added bonus.”
About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc is an award-winning technology company that develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, Forscene, is one of the world’s most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, Forscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. Listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market, Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations including Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, and Key Code Media.