Channel 5 acquires FORscene server

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the AIM-quoted owner and developer of the market leading cloud video platform, FORscene, is pleased to announce that it has reached agreement for the broadcaster, Channel 5, to acquire and integrate a FORscene server into its workflow with immediate effect.

Agreement follows a six-month trial which impressed Channel 5 with its workflow efficiencies. Channel 5 staff had successfully used the system without the need for formal training and were ultimately influential in the decision to purchase. FORscene proved especially valuable as a logging and rough-cut tool on the programme Go Hard or Go Home where it replaced tape and paper-based logging.

Channel 5 will deploy FORscene from the outset of its next production, The Great Christmas Toy Giveaway and plans to test the full potential of the platform.

Claire Freeman, head of post-production at Channel 5, said:

I have been impressed by FORscenes capabilities during the trial and I look forward to exploring the full depth of the systems merit as our workflows develop.

Stephen Streater, CEO, Forbidden Technologies plc, said:

I first worked with Channel 5 back in 2005 when it became the first broadcaster to log a TV series in FORscene. In the eight years since then, FORscene has been transformed into something far more than a logging tool. Its simplicity and power make it well suited to logging and sync pulls at Channel 5 and its editing functions are an added bonus.

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About Forbidden Technologies

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

The Company develops and delivers cloud-based solutions for collaborative video post-production. Its flagship product, FORscene, is one of the worlds most advanced cloud-based video post-production platforms. Launched at IBC in 2004, FORscene has been used to log, edit, review, and publish more than 3 million hours of professional video content. Forbidden partners with high-profile media and technology organisations including: Atos, BIM, deltatre, EVS, Key Code Media and Techtel.

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
Bobbie Hilliam, Corporate Finance
Alex Aylen, Sales
Tel: +44 (0)20 7397 8900

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forbidden@bishopsgatecommunications.com