Sport-specific publishing platform entrusted by the world’s most valuable sports entities
FORGE is the only publishing platform designed for sports. It is architected in a way that can seamlessly manage the complex scenario of intense customer demand at peak times - whether this is managing traffic, increasing editorial coverage, serving different languages, managing data inputs or integrating third parties.
It is built with the editor in mind, offering real-time collaboration at scale so large content teams located across the globe can work seamlessly, review edits quickly and even make changes on the go through our mobile editor. It is also designed to allow any content source to be ingested into the system for publication, from image sources to news partners and video platforms.
Operationally, FORGE is built for speed. Fans want to know what is happening the moment it happens, so publication workflows enable editorial teams to give it to them up to 80% faster compared to other solutions in the market.
FORGE can be broken down into several modules that are both integrated and operate independent of one another - meaning that clients can benefit from the whole package or choose what is needed to fit into their existing architecture.
First, FORGE Content Manager is focussed on serving editors who are responsible for the creation of content itself. It facilitates the writing and production of different content types - written, audio, video - translating that content into different languages, and distributing the content.
FORGE Presentation Manager is used to control the visual representation of the content directly on a client’s website or app though custom templates and pay layouts.
And FORGE Experiences are additional fan-centric plugins for the FORGE Platform that enable specific cases of editorial visualisation - such as LIVE BLOGGING - which allows you to editorialise live events - or VISUAL STORIES - an Instagram-esque mobile experience designed to adopt the language of social and bring it into your owned and operated platforms.
There is also FORGE Multiply, a multi-tenanted solution built around our freedom within a framework concept. This tool enables leagues and federations to centralise control across a portfolio of team digital platforms and reduce operational and hosting costs by up to 80%.