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CTVC uses FORscene to enhance global client services

Post-production facility provides edit and review access through Forbiddens platform

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer and marketer of a leading web-based video platform, today announced that CTVC is providing FORscene as a web-based service for several stages in the post-production for four ITV programmes.

CTVC is uploading live Avid playout feeds into FORscene via FORscene Loads SDI interface. Commissioners, compliance and scheduling at ITV can then review and give feedback on the material via the internet from their computers, enabling faster turnaround.

FORscenes global access has also provided benefits to CTVC. A production for international distribution required changes but the editor was in New Zealand. Using FORscenes frame accurate tools he was able to fine-cut sequences, and then CTVC in London exported Advanced Authoring Format (AAF) files to conform the sequences before completing the on-line editing on Avid.

Martin Long, Head of Production, CTVC said:

"FORscene has provided us with the tools to continue our creative process regardless of the filming or editing location. With recent productions, weve had extremely positive feedback from commissioners at ITV who have used FORscene to review and approve playouts."

Pete Burns, Project Manager, Forbidden Technologies said:

"The increased functionality of FORscene works with the change in editing culture. It increases turnaround speed without compromising on quality and in addition enabling efficient use of budgets."

The first programme for ITV, "Flight of Faith", screens on ITV 1 on Sunday November 22 2009.


For further information please visit or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Pete Burns: +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Martin Long: +44 (0)20 7940 8480

Bishopsgate Communications
Robyn Samuelson / Siobhra Murphy: +44 (0)20 7562 3350

Notes to Editors

Forbidden Technologies plc

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, floated in February 2000.

The Company develops and markets a powerful internet video platform, FORscene, which is used by broadcasters, in professional web video, in education and by consumers. FORscene is one of the worlds most advanced browser-based applications, operating in The Cloud.


CTVC is a mainstream British television production company specialising in programmes that focus on social, religious, educational and ethical issues in the broadcast sense. CTVC makes programmes for all the main broadcasters providing over 25 hours of programming in 2008/9 for ITV, Channel 4, BBC, Al Jazeera, Five and National Geographic as well as making radio programmes for BBC Radio 4 and The World Service.

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