07 September 2017: Forbidden Technologies plc, a media SaaS business, announced the appointment of senior broadcast executive Ian McDonough as CEO.
McDonough will be focused on driving commercial growth and continued development of their cloud video platform and related applications. He previously held board level roles at Turner (part of Time Warner Inc.) where he was the managing director for Northern Europe and BBC Worldwide as EVP and general manager of the CEMA business.
McDonough brings a wealth of experience in media sector commercial innovation and business growth. Examples of his key achievements include directing the development of the Sky Kids app where Turner is a key partner and the company’s presence on Now TV and Virgin Media’s OTT services. He also led development on large scale new products for Turner. At BBC and A&E he launched multiple branded services across EMEA, including BBC World News, CBeebies and History.
Ian McDonough says: “With the exponential growth in video use – rights holders, broadcast and OTT companies need more sophisticated capabilities to increase the use of their content across any device. I am extremely excited to be leading a business with this focus, and its huge potential for growth in this ever-evolving new media landscape.”
Chairman of Forbidden Technologies, David Main, said: “We are delighted that Ian is joining the Board of Forbidden Technologies as the company’s CEO. Ian brings fantastic experience and understanding of our customers. In addition, he brings energy, a strong track record of commercial innovation and a clear ability to drive business performance. “
Forbidden Technologies transforms the capabilities of traditional video production capabilities in line with the growing requirements of the new media world. Uses of their platform include rapidly generating and publishing clips, highlights off live content, viewing, logging, shot selection, editing and captioning remotely.
About Forbidden Technologies plc
Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, www.forbidden.co.uk) floated in February 2000.
The Company develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform, with multiple applications, which can be used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels, corporates and consumers. The platform helps provide customers visibility on all their content and more effectively monetise it, including improving their time to market for live digital content such as clips and highlights packages for social media.