McDonough takes charge of Forbidden Technologies

Ian McDonough

Ian McDonough

Cloud video software-as-a-service specialist Forbidden Technologies has named former Turner northern Europe chief and BBC Worldwide executive Ian McDonough as its new CEO.

McDonough will be charged with driving AIM-quoted Forbidden’s commercial growth and the continued development of its cloud video platform and related applications.

The company specialises in technology that brings video production in line with the requirements of digital distribution. The platform is used, among other things, to create video clips and highlights of live content, for viewing logging and shot selection, and for editing and captioning content remotely.

McDonough left Turner, where he headed the broadcaster’s northern European operations, including the UK, in April. He joined Turner in 2014 from BBC worldwide, where he was in charge of the BBC’s commercial channels business in central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

McDonough says: “With the exponential growth in video use – rights holders, broadcast and OTT companies need more sophisticated capabilities to increase the use of their content across any device. I am extremely excited to be leading a business with this focus, and its huge potential for growth in this ever-evolving new media landscape.”

Chairman of Forbidden Technologies David Main said: “We are delighted that Ian is joining the Board of Forbidden Technologies as the company’s CEO. Ian brings fantastic experience and understanding of our customers.  In addition, he brings energy, a strong track record of commercial innovation and a clear ability to drive business performance.”

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