About Channel Islands Pictures

Channel Islands Pictures, Inc. is a company dedicated to delivering artificial intelligence (AI) to Smart TVs, and with our patent strategy, we see big opportunities to tackle several other ventures. We believe in developing cutting-edge entertainment opportunities to improve individual users’ experience from the home. Our decades of entertainment experience has lent us the foresight of shifting trends in the industry. The best part: We were right. AI is now a hot topic, but our patents and technology have been in progress and development for 15 years. Our products that we are bringing to the market include the fields of: streaming television, advertising networks, film and television fundraising, and more.

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Our 7 Patents

With our 7 patent published disclosures, no other company has the global patent portfolio to properly deploy AI into today’s households.

When you think about AITV, (short for AI-Television), you may think it’s all about the technology — but that’s not the case. While there are significant legal and political hurdles, the good news is that the largest of these issues have been solved with our 7 international patent disclosures owned by Channel Islands Pictures.

Our Patents

Building on Success

Our last company, Verimatrix, was considered one of the largest and most prolific content security companies in the world (sold for approximately $150,000,000 to Inside Secure).

The Channel Islands Pictures Team

Ross Cooper

Founder | CEO

Ross Cooper, the Founder and former CEO of Verimatrix, has more than 35 years of experience as a successful entrepreneur and corporate officer. He is an accomplished inventor with numerous issued patents to his name. He founded Channel Islands Pictures, Inc. in 2008 along with several other founding members.

Ross Cooper is a co-founder of V-SatCast along with the legendary music/movie producer Quincy Jones and one of the most prolific entrepreneurs in the broadband industry, Vern Fotheringham.

Phil Hurley


Phil Hurley holds a Masters in Business Administration from San Diego State University and has worked in media, banking, and business management in southern California for over three decades. As a business consultant, Phil specialized for many years in helping repair the accounting and financial conditions of troubled San Diego-area firms. He has spent the past 10 years as the Corporate Controller of one of the nation’s largest and most successful construction and engineering trade organizations.

Mike Beatty


Mike Beatty brings over 30 years of telecommunication, multimedia, security and IoT experience to Channel Islands Pictures. His role is to provide an innovative spirit, technical knowledge, and ability to design and develop the products that will revolutionize the way we interact with television. Mike has extensive experience designing and building products from large scalable software systems to IoT devices, machine learning, computer vision and speech recognition. He provides the breadth of experience, knowledge and ability to address the challenges of building the complex systems we create.

Steve Harnsberger

Business Development

Steve Harnsberger is an internet media and streaming video pioneer, respected partner and deal-maker, entrepreneur, investor and thought leader. He is the catalyst of new streaming video companies, and is skilled at opening new markets for landscape-changing digital products. Steve is the catalyst and key driver of business value for leading tech companies in entertainment including NetTV, TiVo, Roxio, Kaltura, Deluxe, Jaman, and Dell. Steve was a leader on the founding teams of Freestyle Digital and Guidebox Inc. Most recently, Steve co-founded Universal Search and Discovery LLC in 2017, Roku’s leading universal search and SEO data onboarding partner.