IMG to use Forbidden’s Forscene for all digital rights channels in 2015
Forbidden has announced that IMG has licensed the use of its Forscene pro video editing software for all of IMG’s digital rights channels in 2015. Under the agreement, IMG will use Forscene to edit and distribute sports highlight video content from the Forscene platform.
The contract was awarded after a comprehensive evaluation process during which Forscene was tested ingesting multiple concurrent live SDI feeds, editing highlights packages, conforming edits that included client-specified metadata, and publishing to the IMG content delivery network. IMG’s original brief was for a fast-turnaround subclipping and sharing solution but, after testing Forscene, the project scope was expanded to include highlights editing and packaging.
“We’re thrilled that IMG has chosen Forscene for its digital rights sports video editing and distribution needs,” said Jason Cowan, director of business development at Forbidden. “Licensing Forscene to such an important sports brand is a great start to 2015 and we look forward to growing the relationship as IMG signs additional channels in the coming months.”
“My team tested a number of potential market solutions before selecting Forscene,” said Brian Leonard, IMG lead live engineer. “We were impressed with the range of features Forscene offers within a user-friendly interface, their competitive annual pricing model, and their fantastic support.”