Forbidden Technologies’ Cloud Video Platform Serves Sports-Industry Needs

The Sports Video Group is pleased to welcome Forbidden Technologies as a corporate sponsor. Forbidden Technologies develops, markets, and licenses a powerful cloud video platform using the company’s patented Blackbird technology.

The technology underpins multiple applications used by rightsholders, broadcasters, sports- and news-video specialists, postproduction houses, other mass-market digital-video channels, and corporations.

Forbidden is currently working with Madison Square Garden to provide a compliant closed-caption, clipping solution through a unified cloud solution using a combination of proxy workflow services. MSG Networks has the ability to ingest, edit, and deliver video content with a concurrent component of a live–to–packaged-delivery process.

“Over the past decade, sports-video production has been the greatest driving force behind video-technology innovation. Advances in camera technology, cutting-edge compression, AI, and OTT video-delivery methods, as well as the demand for multiscreen services, have been directly influenced by the sports industry,” says CEO Ian McDonough. “As a member of the SVG community, we look to understand the latest trends, tackle issues, and drive innovation with sports-video professionals across the world. Our continual enhancements to Blackbird align with this evolving digital landscape”.

Blackbird technology is compliant across multichannel, multi-platform delivery from initial stage of live-source ingest, media transcode, closed-caption decode, and content clipping through to closed-captioning editorial, high-bitrate–video conform, and metadata delivery. The Blackbird proxy workflow can be integrated into a network’s media framework, combining toolsets using Forbidden cloud services. A consolidation of media services through on-premises, cloud, or hybrid solutions solves time-critical–workflow challenges.

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