Linius Technologies Limited (ASX: LNU) has entered into an agreement with Cricket Australia to deploy Linius Archive Search & Edit to create new content experiences from its archive.
The company has developed a cloud-based solution that transforms static video into with its world- first Video Virtualization Engine (VVE).
Cricket Australia has an extensive, high value video archive including all new and historical Australian cricket. It includes Australian Test, ODI, T20, Sheffield Shield and Big Bash competitions for men’s and women’s teams dating from 1980 to the present day. In total there are over 20,000 hours of content.
Searching through such an extensive archive is an overwhelming task, with many sports leagues and clubs grappling with how to unlock the value and monetise their deep video archives.
Linius Archive Search & Edit, built on the Linius Video Services (LVS) SaaS platform, will allow Cricket Australia to easily search its archive for relevant content, quickly edit and publish it. That content can then be made available publicly through the cricket.com.au website, mobile app, social media channels, partner broadcasters, news agencies and other external organisations.
We are thrilled to be working Cricket Australia, which has such an important position in the Australian and global sporting landscape,” Linius CEO James Brennan said.
“Their content has enormous viewing figures in Australia, the subcontinent, and globally – with billions of content impressions each season. Only the Linius LVS platform can support the creation of personalised video content from such a huge archive at this scale.
“By virtualising their match footage archive through LVS, Cricket Australia will have the freedom and flexibility to publish more new content than ever and to rapidly create new engagement experiences for fans.
“Linius Archive Search & Edit will make it possible for Cricket Australia to quickly publish tailored content to these markets, meeting their goal of making more of their archive available to fans. This engagement is a huge endorsement for Linius and our technology.”
Cricket Australia will be the fourth major sporting league in Australia to utilize Linius solutions, joining the A-Leagues, the National Basketball League (NBL) and Racing.com.