Since 2005, Wolzien LLC has helped major media organizations understand and adapt to the industry's strategic changes, while leading in change itself through invention, technology, and content development merging social and mass media. Clients have ranged from Discovery Communications to Warner Bros., Microsoft to the Directors Guild of America. Our approach is a unique synthesis of nearly five decades in media operations, line management, corporate management, securities analysis, television news management, and intellectual property development. 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, recently reached agreements with Apple, Netflix and Disney, among others. The Video Call Center is the most recent patent (US 8,767,031). It is the foundation of host-driven, video caller television. This totally new genre of TV allows viewers see the video callers and what they show and do. 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, recently 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. You can find bio material on the Background page, speeches and publications on the Speeches page. Wolzien LLC is jointly owned by Valerie Wolzien and Tom Wolzien.
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