Techtel to distribute FORscene into S.E. Asian market

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM quoted developer of FORscene, the market leading Cloud video platform for the social media world,
is pleased to announce that Techtel (South East Asia) has signed an agreement to distribute FORscene into the S.E. Asian market.

Techtel is a significant distributor in S.E. Asia, supplying (inter alia) newsroom computer systems for television, where Techtel is a one stop shop for complete solutions. They supply best-of-breed products from reliable and established suppliers, and handle all the customer relationships themselves.

Techtel has already introduced FORscene to a number of its customers, and the system is now on trial with Techtel.

As announced previously, News is one of Forbiddens target growth areas. Forbidden has a productive partnership with AP ENPS to integrate FORscene into their platform. Forbidden has been in discussions with various companies in broadcast news with a view to supplying Forbiddens FORscene Cloud video platform for use by journalists and specialist editors for editing and publishing finished news stories for broadcast.

Saifudin Mohd Sani, General Manager of Techtel, comments:

“I have been following the progress of FORscene with interest.
The integration with the AP ENPS system last year allows FORscene to slot into my customers existing systems,
providing the News market with an extraordinary value added proposition.”

Greg Hirst, Business Development Director, Forbidden Technologies, says:

“Techtels focus on customer experience and promoting new workflows fits in well with FORscenes ethos. The recent addition of Media Object Server (MOS) protocol(1) support to our exceptional Cloud editing platform has now opened up the News market in the fast growing economies of S.E. Asia.”

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(1) MOS is a powerful and widely-adopted open standard communications protocol used to integrate and link newsroom computer systems with broadcast production applications and equipment, enabling journalists to more readily connect individual pieces of newsroom production technology via a common XML-based language.

For further information please visit www.forbidden.co.uk or contact:

Forbidden Technologies plc
Greg Hirst
Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Techtel (S.E. Asia)
Saifudin Mohd Sani
Tel: +65 6334 0848

Brewin Dolphin
Aubery Powell / Luke Boyce
Tel: +44 (0)20 3201 3701

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

Notes to Editors

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 and mobile apps, operating in The Cloud.

Techtel (S.E. Asia)
sells and supports products in 4 main operational areas, including Newsroom computer systems for television.

When choosing new products for their portfolio they search for those which are complementary to their existing products and skills, yet which offer the potential of adding new technologies and methodologies to enhance the value and effectiveness of the systems they can offer to their customers.

AP ENPS
is the worlds most popular broadcast news production system.
Used by journalists in more than 800 newsrooms in over 60 countries, ENPS fits the needs of demanding news environments by including powerful, easy-to-use features to give journalists the tools to focus on their craft and let the technology run in the background.