HBO® Program Content Now Searchable Through www.blinkx.tv
San Francisco, Calif. - Sept 19, 2005 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, is now making it easier for HBO fans to search the network’s web content, with just a click of the mouse. At www.blinkx.tv, users now will be able to easily search for highlights, updates on new shows and behind the scenes content from HBO programs and be connected to them instantly.
HBO is renowned for its original and diverse programming, ranging from provocative dramas and films to ground breaking documentaries, sport shows, cutting-edge comedy and kid-friendly entertainment. HBO’s online library includes news, episode guides and other bonus footage, much of which is available exclusively on the web which supports its many critically acclaimed and award-winning productions such as The Sopranos®, OZ®, Six Feet Under ® and Real Time with Bill Maher. blinkx’s unique speech recognition technology will automatically watch and transcribe the content, giving users the ability to perform quick searches and jump, in real time, to the content that is most relevant to their current focus.
“HBO is a recognized leader in premium programming. Their broad array of content brings entertainment to the whole family and we are pleased that our blinkx.tv technology can make it easier to search for information,” said Suranga Chandratillake, Chief Technology Officer, 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.
HBO®, The Sopranos®, OZ® and Six Feet Under® are service marks of Home Box Office, Inc.