Linius launches self-service search and assembly widget for personalised TV

Linius Technologies ASX LNU Widget Suite app video search
Linius’ Widget Suite app enables viewers to search data within an organisation’s video content.

Linius Technologies (ASX: LNU) has unveiled its self-service search and assembly widget in partnership with systems integrator Hemisphere.

The Widget Suite application enables any organisation to empower viewers to search the data within its video content, from across any number of sources, and assemble hyper-personalised videos on-the-fly.

With a simple YouTube-like code snippet, clients can independently use the ‘plug and play’ application with no Linius resources required, embedding the full capability on their website in under an hour.

“Our strategy here is rapid scalability,” Linius chief executive officer Chris Richardson said.

“This Widget Suite makes Linius’ technology broadly accessible to the global video industry – one of our core commercialisation strategies. The launch creates the opportunity for viral uptake of a set of tools which have the potential to revolutionise the way video solutions are developed, delivered and consumed.”

Built in consultation with Hemisphere using Linius’ cloud platform, Linius Video Services, the widget delivers a range of benefits to publishers, rights holders and distributors of digital video.

“Together, Linius and Hemisphere are empowering video-rich organisations and business functions throughout the world to deliver previously impossible hyper-personalised video experiences,” said Hemisphere chief executive officer Glyn Beaumont.

“Taking just a handful of clicks to set-up, clients can quickly increase the value of their video content with the Widget Suite, using video hyper-personalisation to boost audience engagement, create additional subscription and advertising revenues, and monetise archival footage.”

Linius and Hemisphere will generate revenue from the Widget Suite via API consumption charges – essentially every time someone uses the product to watch a video.

Linius Marketplace debuts

The Widget Suite is available via the Linius Marketplace, which was also launched today.

The Linius Marketplace provides a self-service portal that businesses, developers and system integrators can use to access and list solutions built using Linius’ video virtualisation technology via its cloud platform, Linius Video Services.

Hemisphere and Linius

Founded in 2008, Hemisphere is a leading internet software development company specialising in the creation and monetisation of online video delivery solutions. Hemisphere has worked with well-known international companies including Fox Sports, Comcast, NewsCorp, NBC Universal and CNN.

Meanwhile, Linius has invented and patented the Video Virtualisation Engine, which is available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

News of the application’s launch spurred Linius’ share price up more than 6% to reach $0.033 in mid-afternoon trade.

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