Vil­lage Road­show’s $ 1.5m to com­bat video piracy

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS - TREVOR CHAP­PELL

VIL­LAGE Road­show and its co- ex­ec­u­tive chair­man have jointly in­vested $ 1.5 mil­lion in Linius Tech­nolo­gies, not­ing the firm’s video stream­ing tech­nol­ogy has uses in com­bat­ing con­tent piracy.

Vil­lage Road­show has in­vested $ 1 mil­lion and Mr Kirby $ 500,000 through a place­ment by Linius of 30 mil­lion shares at 5c each. Robert Kirby, the co- ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Vil­lage Road­show, says the film dis­trib­u­tor is par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in anti- piracy so­lu­tions that Linius is de­vel­op­ing.

“We can see many ap­pli­ca­tions for the tech­nol­ogy across the video in­dus­try,” Mr Kirby said yes­ter­day.

“We are par­tic­u­larly in­ter­ested in the anti- piracy so­lu­tions that Linius is de­vel­op­ing and are ac­tively work­ing to­gether with Linius to in­tro­duce its tech- nol­ogy to in­dus­try lead­ers in the hope of re­duc­ing global piracy.”

Linius ex­pects to use the new funds to ac­cel­er­ate the com­mer­cial­i­sa­tion of its patented prod­uct, the Linius Video Vir­tu­al­i­sa­tion En­gine. Linius’s tech­nol­ogy can ma­nip­u­late the data con­tained in video while it is trav­el­ling be­tween its source and des­ti­na­tion.

Whereas video is con­ven­tion­ally streamed to a de­vice as a con­tained, com­plete pack­age of data, the Linius tech­nol­ogy breaks up the pack­age and re­assem­bles the video file at its des­ti­na­tion.

The con­tent of the video can be in­dexed, tagged, ex­tracted, spliced, ma­nip­u­lated and con­trolled while it is in tran­sit to the end- user.

Linius says this en­ables broad­cast­ers to de­liver “hy­per- per­son­alised” con­tent to the end user.

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