Forbidden Technologies and EVS collaboration

Forbidden Technologies and EVS Team up to Power IBC TV News Connected Workflow

Forbidden Technologies and EVS are partnering during IBC to provide IBC Television News with an advanced web-connected news production infrastructure allowing remote editing operations through web browsing and media exchange.

IBC TV News news production infrastructure is relying on EVS Xedio for the integrated production workflow and Forbidden Technologies FORscene solution for web editing, web-delivery and media conforming operations. Both solution providers have decided to combine their technologies to enable unique capabilities in the newsroom infrastructure of IBC TV News. New cloud-based workflow operations will be made available to IBC TV staff and IBC exhibitors, and will also be showcased to visitors on the stand of EVS (Hall8 B90) and Forbidden Technologies (Hall 7 J15e) during the show.

The IBC TV News connected workflow proposed by EVS and Forbidden Technologies allow remote users to search, browse and edit media ingested on the EVS central near-line storage of IBC TV News (including news and live feeds or footage from ENG crews) through the Forbidden Technologies web-connected platform FORscene. Proxy file generation will be managed by FORscene during the High Definition media ingestion on the EVS central storage. HD and ProxyWeb browsing and reviewing operations will be facilitated by the associated metadata used as keywords by the remote users.

Maximilien dOreye, Business Development Manager at EVS says: "Cloud computing and remote media editing are much more than the hype of the moment, it is a real opportunity for broadcasters to increase the flexibility of their workflows and reduce their operational costs at the same time. The cooperation between Forbidden Technologies and EVS here at IBC is an occasion to experience how these new technologies can change the way sport, news and entertainment content are produced."

Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies plc, commented: "FORscene is an open system and Forbidden thrives on partnerships with leaders in their respective fields, like EVS. Now that Cloud computing is becoming widely accepted, we look forward to helping to combine best-of-breed solutions to provide the next generation of services for the broadcast industry."

IBC TV News will be produced on site at the IBC stand in the new The Production Village, located in Hall 11.

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For more information about this press release, please contact:

Forbidden Technologies
Jason Cowan
Account Manager
+44 (0)20 8879 7245
sales@forbidden.co.uk

EVS
Nicolas BOURDON
Marketing & Communications Director
+32 4 361 5810
marketing@evs.tv

Bishopsgate Communications
Deepali Schneider/Natalie Quinn
+44 (0) 20 7562 3350
forbidden@bishopsgatecommunications.com

About Forbidden Technologies plc

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, www.forbidden.co.uk) 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.

About EVS (www.evs.tv)

EVS is the leader in the design of hardware and software solutions for live and fast-turnaround productions of Sports, News and TV Entertainment programs. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its Instant Tapeless Technology is now widely used in nonlinear editing and High Definition Television the world over.

The company sells its branded products and integrated tapeless solutions in over 90 countries and is able to provide customer support services in any region. EVS is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America.

For further information on EVS, please go to www.evs.tv