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Endemol uses FORscene for Dating in the Dark

Live logging on location provided by FORscene Server

Leading UK Production Company uses Forbiddens platform in reality dating show

Forbidden Technologies today announced that Initial, part of Endemol and one of the UK's leading independent production companies, is using FORscene for the production of Dating in the Dark.

The production team used FORscene Server to receive live playout feeds from a production gallery on location. FORscene Server enabled the production team on location to access material immediately, while uploading to FORscene's Cloud using the standard domestic broadband connection on location.

Additional DigiBeta rushes shot throughout were split-digitised at Crow TV into FORscene Load Linux and local full-resolution storage. Loggers added searchable metadata in FORscene, providing producers and directors with information to make rough-cuts and sync pulls using FORscene's editing tools.

Charmaine Pestana, Production Manager, said:

"FORscene has been so useful throughout this production. Being able to make the material available quickly both during and after filming for logging and editorial purposes was really helpful. We also appreciated the high quality of service which FORscene delivered."

Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies, said:

"Being able to log a live feed on location has opened up many new market areas for FORscene. This major production using FORscene Server is part of the trend in broadcast to incorporate the benefits of the Web into their workflows."

Dating in the Dark is produced by Initial, an Endemol company, exclusively for LIVING. The format was originally devised by the Dutch entertainment company Talpa. Transmission for the eight-part series began on Wednesday 9 September 2009.


For further information please visit or contact:

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

Tel: +44 (0)870 333 1700
Charmaine Pestana

Bishopsgate Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7562 3350
Maxine Barnes
Robyn Samuelson
Siobhra Murphy

Notes to Editors

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.

Endemol UK

Endemol UK is part of Endemol – a global leader in entertainment that comprises an international network of companies that spans over 20 countries in five continents. Endemol UK annually produces over 5,000 hours of output. It incorporates a number of production brands including Remarkable Television, Initial, New State and Zeppotron.

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