blinkx Partners with AtomFilms
San Francisco, Calif.- Sept. 12, 2005 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and the Web, today announced a partnership agreement with AtomFilms. The agreement will make over 1,000 of AtomFilms’ short film and animation titles - ranging from zany animations to award-winning cinema - searchable via the blinkx.tv video search service.
blinkx.tv is unique in that it is able to index and understand rich media content on the web. Traditional search engines rely on manually provided metatags or descriptions of content, while blinkx’s technology enables computers to literally watch and listen to video and audio on the web, making it searchable right down to the individual spoken words. Combined with AtomFilms’ unique content, users of www.blinkx.tv will be able to find relevant entertainment with a degree of control not previously possible.
“Innovative short-form content from AtomFilms meets the needs of today’s consumers, who demand bursts of quality entertainment that fit their busy lifestyles,” said Scott Roesch, vice president and general manager of AtomFilms. “blinkx’s outstanding technology will make it that much easier for new audiences to find an AtomFilms short that is right for them.”
“We all spend more and more time in front of a computer and hooked up to the internet. Entertainment is clearly a major part of our experience online. We’re excited to bring AtomFilms’ content to our users as they are well known as the provider of much of the Web’s most entertaining film and animation,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx.
blinkx.TV and advanced audio/video analysis
blinkx TV combines advanced speech recognition and transcription techniques with intelligent Context Clustering Technology (CCT) and a patented context prediction and synchronization technology to analyze and understand the actual content (spoken words) of an audio/video file, delivering unparalleled automation, accuracy and access to multimedia content from the web. The output of these analytical sub-processes are stored as further metadata tracks, alongside the digitally encoded content itself; not only does blinkx know what was said, blinkx knows exactly when it was said.
blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, is changing the way that people think about search. Only blinkx can harness the desktop, Web and TV - unifying content with a one stop search tool. Available to users on the Web at www.blinkx.com and www.blinkx.tv, as well as free to download, blinkx automatically and intelligently links to content anywhere and in any format, on the Web, on the desktop and even on TV. blinkx’s conceptual toolbar means users are no longer limited to keyword search; instead, blinkx assesses all the information that the user is actively viewing, and automatically recommends and retrieves relevant content, from local, Web and TV searches, based on context. In addition, www.blinkx.tv makes thousands of hours of TV content fully searchable and available on demand for the first time. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.