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Forbidden Technologies PLC
17 April 2018

17 April 2018


Forbidden Technologies plc

("Forbidden" or the "Company")


Forbidden Technologies launches Blackbird® Forte into Japan with Tier 1 telecommunications operator


Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT), the developer and seller of cloud video platform technology using its patented Blackbird technology is pleased to announce a preliminary collaboration with a leading Japanese telecommunications operator through its partnership with Dragon Touch Systems Inc.


Blackbird will be utilised in a specific part of the telco infrastructure to allow its B2B customers to edit and version content in the cloud. The proxy is continually uploaded to the Blackbird cloud and presented as growing files, where it is accessible to reviewers and a team of editors for daily collaboration. The team has the added advantage of speed, providing viewing and remote capabilities, which Blackbird offers without the bandwidth constraints.


This proxy-based cloud workflow offers enormous benefits of time management, collaboration efficiencies and flexibility to producers and broadcasters in the region.


Daisuke Matsuo, CEO at Dragon Touch Systems said, "Our customer required a powerful cloud video platform solution to process high resolution videos, and Forte's ability to support multiple languages including Japanese, made it the perfect choice. I believe Blackbird Forte will serve as a catalyst for change in a traditional Japanese broadcast landscape".    

Forbidden CEO Ian McDonough says, "We're delighted to announce this new deal through our partner, Dragon Touch Systems in Kanagawa, Japan. It represents a minor breakthrough in a major market. The customer has recognised the power of the platform and the ability to have a highly responsive workstation experience while working in the cloud, thanks to the Blackbird codec".




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

Katrina Perez

Tel: +44 (0)20 3328 5656


About Forbidden Technologies plc


Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT, 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, 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® is a registered trademark of Forbidden Technologies plc.




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About Dragon Touch Systems Inc


Dragon Touch Systems Inc. ( founded in July 2016.

Dragon Touch Systems is a team of experienced digital broadcast professionals, providing media workflow consulting services for streamlining video production.

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