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Sumners chooses FORscene

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer of the market leading Cloud video platform FORscene, today announces that Sumners has chosen to provide FORscene as its logging and rough cut editing platform.

Sumners is a one stop shop for post production based in Manchester, UK. Sumners ethos is to provide focused client services and a professional team of creative talent for a wide range of genres within Television and Film. Through nearly 20 years of operation Sumners has established a reputation for providing a high quality service to a broad range of media clients including all the major UK broadcasters and associated production companies.

Sumners has installed a FORscene Load Linux box. Using FORscenes watch folder technology, the box compresses all the source video for each production and uploads it to the FORscene Cloud. FORscene is being offered by Sumners and used as a logging, rough cut editing and review / approval system by their clients.

Forbiddens broadcast post sales have been rising rapidly: revenue in the six months to 30 June 2011 rose by 94%, driven largely by the adoption of FORscene by Post Houses. The adoption of FORscene by Sumners is building on the accelerating uptake of the FORscene platform and the confidence the industry has in the product.

Brian Hardman, Technical Director at Sumners, says:

"Sumners has always been a pioneer of non-linear video editing, so are no strangers to embracing new and improved technology. With the scale of new projects now coming to Manchester we need to keep at the forefront of modern workflows".

Jason Cowan, Account Manager at Forbidden Technologies, says:

"Although Sumners has used FORscene in the past on Childrens Hospital we are pleased they have now taken a further step and purchased a FORscene system. As an integrated part of the Sumners post production workflow, FORscene will now be accessible to all Sumners clients whenever they need it and wherever they may be".


For further information please visit or contact:

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

Tel: +44 (0)16 1228 0330
Brian Hardman

Bishopsgate Communications
Deepali Schneider/Natalie Quinn
Tel: +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 and mobile apps, operating in The Cloud.


History – In 1992 Andy and Janet Sumner took their leave from the then broadcasting giant Granada Television and set about building their own little empire, Sumners. The early years for Sumners was as a mobile edit facility, working in a variety of rooms around the country in anything from stationery cupboards to boardrooms on the cutting/bleeding edge technology that was non-linear.

Family – Sumners is a family business run by Andy and Janet. Although Sumners is now one of the largest post production facilities outside of London, the company maintains the friendly, family atmosphere that it believes is so important for its clients.

Philosophy – Integral to Sumners success is the unique combination of talents and personalities that form the Sumners Team. Our family philosophy and legendary attention to detail forms the cornerstone of our client focussed operation.

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