September 19, 2018

Linius partner Newstag in running for TV App of the Year Award

Linius Technologies client Newstag shortlisted for global media award for innovative News Breaker app, which creates personalized video-based news experiences

Melbourne, Australia – September 19, 2018: Linius Technologies' (ASX: LNU) strategic partner and client Newstag, a global provider of video news services, has had its News Breaker mobile application nominated for TV App of the Year at the 2018 Content Innovation Awards.

The awards – hosted by event management company KNect365 in Cannes, France – are one of the most prestigious in the global media industry. The News Breaker app allows users to create tailored video news feeds based on the internationally renowned web-app.


Linius – the only cloud platform that transforms static video into interactive intelligent content – is working with Newstag to further customize video news content for viewers. The partnership will deliver hyper-personalized news experiences by deploying Linius’ world-first patented Video Virtualization Engine™ (VVE) and Cognitive Video Search capabilities.

Read more about the partnership announcement HERE >

View the media coverage of the Linius – Newstag deal, including a feature on Sky News, HERE >

“Linius is proud to be supporting such a genuinely innovative company like Newstag to transform the video-based news experience for consumers, broadcasters and content providers around the world,” said Linius CEO, Chris Richardson. “I’m glad that the media industry also recognizes the uniqueness of Newstag’s service, and am excited to see the reaction to the results of our collaboration.”

“Newstag will use Linius technology and Artificial Intelligence across the Newstag site, enabling users to apply granular search terms to our breadth of video news, instantly compiling custom-built video content based on those search results,” said Newstag CEO and Founder, Henrik Eklund. “Working with Linius will help Newstag continue to differentiate itself in a fast-changing market landscape.”

Linius’ video virtualization technology will also be deployed to Newstag workflows, providing improved efficiency and enhanced personalization to news feeds currently delivered to broadcasters around the world.

The Newstag platform aggregates digital news video for more than 20 broadcasters and news agencies and is a world leader in the use of data to tailor content for users in more than 150 countries.

The winners of the media industry’s 2018 Content Innovation Awards will be drawn in a ceremony at Cannes’ Carlton Hotel, Sunday 14 October.


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About Linius Technologies Limited:

Linius Technologies Limited (ASX: LNU) has invented and patented the Video Virtualization Engine™ (VVE), which is available on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud.

Amazon, Microsoft and IBM are investing billions in virtualizing video services (technologies) and Artificial Intelligence in the cloud. It is arguably the biggest battle on the internet, given that video accounts for nearly 80 percent of internet traffic.

Only Linius can expose the data that makes up the video file, making cumbersome video as flexible as all other forms of data. Accessing the data within the video file is the missing link for video cloud service providers, creating unparalleled value across the internet video industry.

Linius has the potential to transform many multi-billion-dollar markets, and is initially focused on:

  • Anti-Piracy: Applying proven data protection methods to video to solve piracy
  • Search: Search within videos and compiling new videos on-the-fly
  • Security and Defence: Intelligent search and immediate distribution of security footage
  • Personalized Advertising: Hyper-personalized to individuals, time slots and content

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