Von Johnson & Associates, Inc. chooses secured Blackbird for international localization

September 5, 2018, London & Los Angeles – Forbidden Technologies plc has announced that Von Johnson & Associates, Inc. (VJA) has selected and is partnering with the award-winning Blackbird cloud platform for localization production and secured delivery of video content for television, feature film and major international OTT platforms including Apple, Netflix and Amazon.

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Successful completion of pilot with major North American media company

Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT) is pleased to announce that a pilot announced in July 2017 with a major North American broadcaster and sports rights holder has successfully completed.

During the period of the pilot Blackbird (formerly Forscene) provided producers and editors with a workflow and remote collaborative access to enable them to view and create clips prior to a final editing process.

The producers within the creative division of the Company will start using Blackbird Forte to view, edit and enrich the content of a major North American sports league.

Forbidden CEO, Ian McDonough says:

“We are excited to be taking this relationship to the next stage. I am delighted that the Blackbird pilot has been successful within the creative division. This is a small but crucial step to seeking wider adoption across the Company’s media infrastructure.”


Forbidden Technologies plc
Ian McDonough, CEO
Jonathan Lees, Finance Director
Tel: +44 (0)20 8879 7245

Allenby Capital Limited (Nominated Adviser and Broker)
Nick Naylor
John Depasquale
Nicholas Chambers
Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 5656

About Forbidden Technologies plc

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

Forbidden develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using our patented Blackbird technology. The technology underpins multiple applications which are used by rights holders, broadcasters, sports and news video specialists, eSports live events and content owners, post-production houses, other mass market digital video channels and corporations.

The Blackbird technology allows full visibility on multi-location digital content, improves time to market for live content such as video clips and highlights for social media distribution, and results in much more effective monetisation.

Blackbird(R) is a registered trademark of Forbidden Technologies plc.


Production Associates and Fanview choose Blackbird for global eSports event

June 12, 2018, London – Forbidden Technologies plc, the developer and seller of the Blackbird cloud video platform, has announced that Production Associates and Fanview have chosen Blackbird Forte for pre, live and post-event production at a major forthcoming global eSports event held in Los Angeles.

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