June 25, 2018, London - Forbidden Technologies plc has announced that TownNews.com has significantly expanded its partnership with Blackbird in the US market.
Blackbird Forte will be used extensively by one of TownNews.com’s major partners to deliver news content across multiple platforms to towns and cities in 11 states across the US. At the heart of the integration is Blackbird, believed by the Board to be the only codec specifically designed for manipulating video in the cloud.
Blackbird gives TownNews.com’s partner the freedom to rapidly access, navigate and manipulate content no matter their location. They can then deliver stories with unprecedented control using Blackbird Forte’s browser-based enrichment, editorial and publishing tools.
Forbidden has agreed a significant six-digit two-year deal with TownNews.com for the licensing of Blackbird for use in this media broadcast infrastructure.
In 2018 TownNews.com acquired Field59 which had been a customer of Forbidden since 2008. TownNews.com provides over 1,700 newspaper, broadcast and magazine publications in the US with web, print, mobile and social media services and solutions. TownNews.com’s integration of Blackbird provides its customers with a powerful editing suite for rapid and remote manipulation of video content in the cloud.