blinkx Brings the Best of International News with a European Flavor to Users Worldwide
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - DECEMBER 12, 2005 - blinkx, the smartest thing the Web, today announced a partnership deal with EuroNews, the most watched international news channel in Europe. EuroNews is the latest site to be added to blinkx’s news and information line-up, which already features Reuters, Business Week and the New York Times. Under the terms of the agreement, users in Europe and around the world will be able to search over 4,000 thousand international TV news segments, including in-depth coverage of the day’s tops stories, sports, business, science and culture.
Today, many consumers use the Internet as their primary source for news and current events. www.blinkx.tv simplifies the experience by aggregating video content from a wide variety of leading news outlets, such as EuroNews, and making it fully searchable at a single destination. blinkx is also the only search engine that is optimized for searching rich media content - creating a transcript of all footage, before indexing it, so users get more accurate search results. For example, a search on European reaction to the avian flu epidemic at www.blinkx.tv will bring users directly to the most relevant moment in a given news segment, without overwhelming them with extraneous results on the disease in regions outside of Europe.
“blinkx has unique technology that helps our global audience find the breaking news they want quickly and effectively,” said Philippe Cayla, Chairman and CEO, EuroNews. “As one of the world’s largest global news networks, we’re delighted to extend the reach of our content to audiences at www.blinkx.tv.”
“blinkx prides itself on the wide variety of content sources it offers users,” said Federico Grosso, VP business development for Europe, blinkx. “EuroNews gives viewers a wider perspective on the world. The channel has an unrivalled supply of news footage from around the world through the Eurovision Exchange, and its public service broadcaster shareholders, as well as from the major news agencies.”
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.bxfind.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.