MUSO secures ‘Smart Award’ for innovative new anti-piracy tool
Leading online anti-piracy company MUSO® has been awarded a £250,000 ‘SMART’ award from the UK government-backed Technology Strategy Board (TSB) to help their development into new products designed to fight online piracy.
The London-based company say the funding will benefit a project currently in development designed to help companies convert audiences away from piracy sites and back to legal, high quality retail areas.
The prototype is now in the final stages of development, with a large-scale trial expected to commence in the UK later in 2014.
“Securing this development grant from the TSB is fantastic independent endorsement of the strength of our technology and future developments we are making in the anti-piracy solutions market,” said Christopher Elkins, MUSO’s co-founder, and film services head.
“The grant award gives our R&D team an extremely robust financial position from which to develop this ambitious and forward-thinking product, to the benefit of the UK tech sector, and rights holders looking for new ways to further drive the online growth of great content.”
The new product will undergo a 12-18 month market trial with a selected group of film and music companies that are already utilising MUSO’s range of content production products, starting early 2014.
MUSO® is a complete anti-piracy solution, and has developed a number of integrated solutions to effectively protect and monetise content online for the media industries.
Online piracy is the biggest barrier to revenue and growth across the media industries; MUSO is a proven, market-leading technology. Each day the company assists over 1,000 media companies in turning this threat into opportunity. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in London, with offices in Paris and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit the company website at http://www.muso.com.
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