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FORscene used in IBC TV News

Self-service syndication uses Forbiddens Cloud based tools

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer of the market leading Cloud video platform FORscene, today announced that IBC TV News, the broadcaster for the IBC 2011 exhibition in September will use FORscene to provide its self-service syndication workflow. Available through any web browser, FORscene will be available to re-purpose both material for broadcast and website videos during and after the exhibition.

Forbidden has extended its FORscene platform to professional tablet use. The full editing and publishing workflows (including where required shooting and uploading) – is available on Android devices. Apples iPad tablet is restricted to the simpler review and commenting functionality. In all cases, FORscene's Cloud access means that edits of material in the Cloud are immediately available worldwide both on tablets and standard desktop and laptop computers.

FORscenes biggest customers use the powerful FORscene Server, and a software version is being ported to run on Android tablets. This simplifies use in the professional news environment by minimising internet access requirements while providing all the benefits of access to video libraries, metadata and edits stored on the Cloud.

Our in depth integration with a variety of workflows including Avid, Final Cut Pro, Editshare, ENPS, Chyron and now EVS has ensured widespread adoption.

For IBC TV News a FORscene Server based at the RAI conference centre will compress and upload material shot by the IBC TV News teams. Material will also be stored locally in full resolution on the local FORscene Server for auto-conform.

Participating broadcasters and IBC exhibitors will be able to access library content provided under editorial control including rushes and daily programme footage.

Sophisticated search functionality and built-in moderation tools through a range of access levels will enable users to search metadata attached to the material. Using FORscenes editing tools; users will be able to create simple edits or complete web video packages.

Once complete, FORscenes auto-conform process will provide a high resolution MPEG-2 or H.264 file to be used in final broadcast pieces or to delivered to exhibitors websites.

Greg Hirst, Business Development Director of Forbidden Technologies plc, said:

"FORscenes strength in handling metadata and providing easy to use editing tools enables users to access material and choose content based on editorial requirements. It is a pleasure to be working with IBC TV News for our fourth consecutive year to showcase new workflows and our improved technology."

IBC 2011 runs from the 9th – 13th September. Visit Forbidden in Hall 7.J15e


For further information please visit or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245
Jason Cowan

Tel: +44 (0)20 8941 1000
Jenny Bigrave

Bishopsgate Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7562 3350
Deepali Schneider/Natalie Quinn

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.


IBC TV News is the official TV and webcasting channel for IBC 2011. This year IBC TV News will be part of IBCs new feature The Production Village, Situated in Hall 11. During IBC key stories will be added to, providing visitors and virtual visitors with the top news. The site will also highlight news stories featuring top exhibitors from the show floor plus the latest from the conference and programme festival.

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