Thu 30th Sep, 2004
The Evening Standard says:"... investors were excited by reports that the FORscene software was
being hailed by the industry as a breakthrough."
The Daily Express noted: "... first half sales were triple those of the year before, helping losses
to narrow slightly."
The Independent also noticed our narrower losses.
The Teesside Evening Gazette reported on our FORscene launch.
We also received mentions in the Guardian and the Times.
Wed 29th Sep, 2004
The compression used in Forbidden's
system has been upgraded.
While the pictures are identical, the
data rate has been reduced by up to 20%.
Tue 28th Sep, 2004
covers Forbidden's interim results:
"Cost control helped Forbidden, the Aim-traded video compression
specialist, reduce losses at the half-year stage."
Mon 27th Sep, 2004
looks at Forbidden:
"Acclaimed as a genuine technical breakthrough, management expects FORscene to
become 'a very significant product'...
Existing holders ought to stay in the shares as interest could build in the months ahead...
I am inclined just to keep an eye on progress."
Fri 24th Sep, 2004
This morning, Forbidden Technologies
Interim Results for the six months ended 30th June 2004.
Thu 23th Sep, 2004
Interim results date
Forbidden's interim results for the six months to 30th June 2004
will be published tomorrow, Friday 24 September 2004.
Wed 22nd Sep, 2004
Media Week says: "Many, though, are now publicly mooting the point that the failure of MMS ... could mean mobile marketing goes straight to video ...
These clips, [Forbidden's Liz] MacKenzie argues, will turn mobile phones into viral marketing machines because, thanks to Bluetooth (a means of
beaming content between phones over short distances) people will be able to send clips directly to one another, without needing to
send them over a network's airwaves." Forbidden's
player supports this functionality.
Tue 21st Sep, 2004
The FT creative business has published its IBC technology report.
One of the articles is
to Forbidden's FORscene launch.
"It could have considerable impact on companies such as Avid Technologies
of the US which sell high-end editing suites costing thousands of dollars...
The system was developed in conjunction with the independent production house
Mentorn, whose managing director said it was 'like putting a man on the moon
for our industry'."
Mon 20th Sep, 2004
The FORdv alpha test is underway. FORdv software captures, compresses and uploads video from a DV camera directly
into the user's FORscene account.
Fri 17th Sep, 2004
Forbidden had a successful IBC2004 with one of the busiest
stands at the show. Over five days, we gave away nearly
5,000 branded tins and a similar number of leaflets.
We achieved widespread publicity in the printed media, TV
and radio. FORscene was a hit, helped by our well respected
Highlights of the show are available on our branded
You can see us relaxing on our stand at the end of the show
The clip starts with our CEO on the phone to
a potential partner who is running FORscene
on his own PC - as you
Our interim results will contain more details.
Thu 16th Sep, 2004
"Full stream ahead" says Charity Times,
referring to the spread of video emails. "Walker at Save the Children says that the new technology was also easier to
produce and distribute than she imagined, working in partnership with streaming media technology specialist
Wed 15th Sep, 2004
Forbidden has upgraded
to support the new Nokia 7610 Symbian phone. You can download the latest
FORmobile player or can receive it free via Viewtooth from another phone.
Tue 14th Sep, 2004
Live from IBC2004
Although Forbidden has been concentrating on
has been generating considerable interest. Now the show is winding down,
we thought we would use some spare bandwidth to show you Forbidden's stand
Mon 13th Sep, 2004
Recent TV & radio
Forbidden Technologies has attracted interest from European broadcasters.
These include IBC Television News (broadcast to the hotels frequented by IBC delegates),
a 22 minute live interview on Amsterdam cable television and a live satellite broadcast this afternoon.
Customers were also attracted by an item about Forbidden Technologies on German national radio.
Fri 10th Sep, 2004
the weekly newspaper of the television and radio industry, today published their
IBC special report. "IBC is a great opportunity to road test the latest equipment on offer.
Richard Dean looks at some of the highlights of this year's show". The first highlight is
Forbidden Technologies' FORscene.
Thu 9th Sep, 2004
Forbidden is launching FORscene, our video editing and publishing system,
at IBC2004. You can see the announcement
Wed 8th Sep, 2004
You can try out FORscene for yourself at our new guest account,
Contact Forbidden to obtain the password. Alternatively, you can register
through our partner, Siteseer.
Tue 7th Sep, 2004
is the UK's leading independent supplier of programmes to broadcasters
worldwide. Mentorn is working closely with Forbidden on
In this detailed
Managing Director Charles Thompson explains how the industry works and
why he is contributing to the development for FORscene.
Mon 6th Sep, 2004
Orange and Forbidden are working together in a partnership. Orange have made this
to show how Forbidden and FORscene work with the Orange 3G Mobile Office Card to
bring mobile video editing and publishing to the world.
Fri 3th Sep, 2004
Forbidden traditionally gives out small
but perfectly formed promotional gifts to our exhibition visitors.
Our carefully chosen IBC2004 gifts have now arrived.
Visit our stand to collect your own.
Thu 2nd Sep, 2004
New Media Age writes about Forbidden's Viewtooth product:
"Forbidden Technologies has launched a viral marketing application for mobiles,
which uses Bluetooth technology ... The tool can be customised, and brand owners
can track the campaign's spread". An IBC branded player, FORibc, is being
IBC Television News
to distribute their news content to mobile phones.
Wed 1st Sep, 2004
Televisual reports on the forthcoming launch of FORscene at IBC2004. "Video streaming specialist Forbidden Technologies has devised an internet-based editing system ... Ceo Stephen Streater ... developer of the Optima nonlinear editor, claims it takes just 30 minutes to learn."