Emmy Award Nomination using Forbidden Technologies

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Forbidden Technologies PLC
06 March 2018

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Forbidden Technologies plc

("Forbidden" or the "Company") 


MSG Networks Nominated for Emmy® Award using Forbidden Technologies live sport editing solution



Forbidden Technologies plc (AIM: FBT) announces that its client, MSG Networks, has received an Emmy Nomination by The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) New York Chapter for their work using the Company's Blackbird™ technology. The 61st Emmy® Awards will be held at the Marriott Marquis, New York on 14 April 2018.


The nomination for MSG Networks is in the Technical Achievement category for 'Excellence in technical engineering' and was received for MSG Networks' live sport clipping integration. The technical solution co-designed with Forbidden, solved many challenges faced with time-critical workflow across multiple systems, requiring quick delivery of content closed captions.


"Congratulations to the MSG Networks team on this nomination" said Ian McDonough, CEO of Forbidden Technologies plc. "We are very proud to be an integral part of the MSG Networks infrastructure and to be recognised for the speed and reliability of our Blackbird suite of tools".




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 MSG Networks Inc.

An industry leader in sports production, and content development and distribution, MSG Networks Inc. owns and operates two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, and a live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to 10 professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; New York Liberty; New York Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, as well as coverage of the New York Giants and Buffalo Bills. Each year, MSG and MSG+ collectively telecast approximately 500 live professional games, along with a comprehensive lineup of other sporting events, including college football and basketball, and critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 162 New York Emmy Awards over the past ten years.


About Forbidden Technologies plc


Forbidden develops, markets and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using 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.


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


Emmy® name and the Emmy® statuette are the trademarked property of The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

Blackbird™ is a trademark of Forbidden Technologies plc.

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