In addition, programme footage is being stored on a weekly basis, allowing the news teams to look retrospectively at how stories were reported, to help evaluate future approaches.
The ability to report with hindsight on previous stories and to view footage remotely from anywhere in the world is an important step forward in global news reporting.
Forbidden’s FORscene platform utilises advanced digital compression techniques to deliver a live video stream to PCs, Macs and laptops via the web. Reporters are able to scroll through the content to the exact timecode which is of interest to them by using the cursor. They can
then save content to their desktops for review at a later date.
“We are delighted to be applying our already successful streaming technology to provide a service for one of the world’s best known broadcasters,” said Stephen Streater, CEO of Forbidden Technologies.
“This is the latest in a series of deals with top broadcasters and post production companies, proving the value of Forbidden’s web-based proposition in the fast-evolving television industry.”