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FORscene web-based platform in tapeless production

Leading UK production company uses Forbidden Technologies platform in tapeless production

Forbidden Technologies today announced that Initial, an Endemol company, one of the UKs leading independent production companies, is using FORscene for the production of Footballs Next Star for Sky One.

The production team shot footage across the UK and Italy using Sony XDCAM-EX and HDCAM. Tapeless rushes were uploaded into FORscene using FORscene Load-Linux at post-production facility Crow TV. Tape-based rushes were simultaneously digitised into local storage and into FORscene for logging and shot-selection.

FORscenes logging and rough-cut editing tools provide access to rushes through a web-browser. This has enabled all members of the production team to monitor and work on content during location shooting.

Tom Leeburn, Production Manager at Endemol, said:

"FORscene has opened up our content to all of the production team, allowing them to view content, whether from tape or tapeless media. We made full use of the ability to search through our logs to help us manage our media".

Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies, said:

"With this production FORscene has seamlessly integrated tapeless formats without fuss. It is our policy to maintain FORscene at the forefront of developments in the broadcast industry, and support for tapeless workflows in another example of this".

Football's Next Star is produced by Initial, an Endemol company broadcasting on Sky One, January 2010.


For more information, please visit or contact:

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

Tom Leeburn: 44 (0)870 333 1700

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 world's most advanced browser-based applications, operating in The Cloud.


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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