Our inventions began with "embedded triggers" or the use of online addresses within television signals to permit viewers to go directly to a specific location. A click-to-buy button now on many TV remote controls is the most obvious application of US Patent 5,761,606. The current owner, Kudelski-Nagra, reached agreements with Apple, Netflix and Disney, among others.
The Video Call Center is the most recent group of patent (US 8,767,031 & 9,654,731; China ZL201380050976.3). These are the foundation of host-driven, smartphone based video caller television. This totally new genre of TV allows viewers see the video callers and what they show and do through smartphone based remotes, worldwide. The host runs the show without a control room. (Think talk radio, but for TV.) Wolzien, LLC spent five years developing the technology, workflow systems, and content approaches. TEGNA Inc., formerly Gannett, made a significant investments in The Video Call Center, LLC, and became a significant customer, using the technology and servcies of VCC in multiple markets. Customers include CNBC, Fox Sports Networks, CBS All Access. and the TLC Network.
Wolzien LLC is jointly owned by Valerie Wolzien and Tom Wolzien.
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