Forbidden partners with EVS

Forbidden partners with EVS to show Cloud workflows at NAB

Forbidden Technologies, the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market leading FORscene Cloud video platform, is pleased to announce that it is partnering with EVS to promote Cloud sports and news workflows at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convention in Las Vegas, Nevada from 8 – 11 April 2013.

EVS is the leading provider of outside broadcast digital video production systems. Its products are tailored to excel and enrich live productions across all industries from sports, news, entertainment and media. Some of its live production tools include its XT range of servers, IPDirector, its content production management suite,
second-screen media delivery platform, C-Cast, and the LSM, that has now become a standard worldwide. Around 7,000 operators on all continents use EVSs applications on a daily basis.

Forbiddens FORscene will be shown interfaced with EVSs IPDirector
to allow remote, browser based editing of footage in sports centres or newsrooms. Remote edits will be conformed against broadcast quality footage centrally for transmission. Additionally, FORscene will be shown working with EVSs Xedio Dispatcher to support remote acquisition and editing of news footage by journalists in the field.

The platform will provide access to a number of benefits. For field editing, users will be able to upload ENG material to the cloud to share with broadcast centre users, and will also be able to upload content from the broadcast centre to the cloud for use in the field.
If editing remotely, users can then upload content from multiple facilities to the cloud, enabling editing anywhere. Once complete, any hi-res conformation of the edit can be done in the destination where the playout will take place.

Luc Doneux, EVP Sports division at EVS, said:

“We watched with interest as FORscene was used by sports broadcasters in 2012 to enhance their coverage of the major sporting events of the summer. The time has come to integrate FORscene with IPDirector and Xedio Dispatcher to allow our clients to benefit from the cost advantages and flexibility of cloud-based workflows.”

Stephen Streater, CEO, Forbidden Technologies, said:

“EVS have firmly established an excellent reputation in their chosen fields. Integrating FORscene with the EVS platform creates an inspiring combination. Clients in the sports and news markets have a treat in store.”

The Proof of Concept solution will be displayed at NAB at the EVS booth, number SL2416.

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About Forbidden Technologies

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, www.forbidden.co.uk) floated in February 2000.

The Company develops and markets a powerful cloud 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 and mobile applications.

About EVS

EVS provides its customers with reliable and innovative technology to enable the production of live, enriched video programming,
allowing them to work more efficiently and boost their revenue streams. Its industry-leading broadcast and media production systems are used by broadcasters, production companies, post-production facilities, film studios, content owners and archive libraries around the globe. It spans four key markets – Sports, Entertainment, News and Media.

Founded in 1994, its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionised live broadcasting. Its reliable and integrated tapeless solutions, based around its market-leading XT server range, are now widely used to deliver live productions worldwide. Today, it continues to develop practical innovations, such as its C-Cast second-screen delivery platform, to help customers maximise the value of their media content.

The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. Approximately 465 EVS professionals from 20 offices are selling its branded products in over 100 countries, and provide customer support globally. EVS is a public company traded on Euronext Brussels: EVS, ISIN: BE0003820371. For more information, please visit www.evs.com.

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

Forbidden Technologies plc
Stephen Streater, CEO
Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Cenkos Securities plc, Nominated Adviser and Broker
Adrian Hargrave, Corporate Finance
Alex Aylen, Sales
Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 8900

Bishopsgate Communications
Nick Rome / Sam Allen/ Matthew Low
Tel: +44 (0)20 7562 3350
forbidden@bishopsgatecommunications.com

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (EVS PR agency)
Sarah Kelley/Rebecca Adewale/Kim Willsher
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7403 8878 / +1 310 569 2603
evs@rlyl.com