Wolzien LLC
Wolzien LLC

Helping Media Evolve.

LATEST:  After Covid The Industry Resets.  Adapted text of opening video presentation for 2023 Entertainnent Bar Symposium, Ziffren Institute, UCLA Law.  


And for fun try ChatGPT and the Death of Logan Roy.  The bot not only couldn't imagine death in a plane's bathroom, it tried to take credit.


About Wolzien LLC

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. (and the combined WBD), Microsoft to the Directors Guild of America.


Our approach is a unique synthesis of five decades in media operations, line management, corporate management, securities analysis, television news management, and intellectual property development.


We have amassed a global portfolio of intellectual property, now represented  by our wholly owned Video River Group LLC  (VRG).   The patents focus on the management of large numbers of high quality IP Video connections from smartphones and other consumer devices for creative use in streaming and linear video production, and other industries. The VRG patents were developed by Wolzien LLC and its operating unit, The Video Call Center, with additional filings by VRG.  The Video Call center business was sold in late 2022 to Nextologies LTD, which licenses the intellectual property non-exclusiverly from VRG. 


Our inventions began in the late 1990s with "embedded triggers" or "click through" technology -- the use of online addresses within video signals-- to permit viewers to go directly to a specific location on line while watching TV.  Those click-to-buy or "more info" buttons on many TV remote controls remain the most obvious application of US Patent 5,761,606.  Ultimately Kudelski-Nagra acquired the patents and reached licensing agreements with Apple, Netflix and Disney, among others.


You can find bio material on the Background page, speeches and publications on the Speeches page.


Wolzien LLC is a New York entity formed in 2005 and  jointly owned by Valerie Wolzien and Tom Wolzien.  Wolzien LLC is sole owner of Video River Group LLC. 


(About the Banner Photo:  Dusk or Dawn?  An analysis point.  If you know one thing, then sometimes other answers become clear.  In this case, if you know where you stand in the landscape, you can tell the time.  Which way are you looking? Check the Background page.)


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