blinkx Adds Sundance Channel Content To www.blinkx.tv
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - January 31, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer, today announced that content from www.sundancechannel.com will be fully searchable at www.blinkx.tv. The addition of content from www.sundancechannel.com will augment blinkx.tv’s rich variety of entertainment content partnerships, which already include HBO, iFilm and Movielink. Clips from some original programs, series, features and documentaries that air on Sundance Channel will be searchable and available to view online.
With the prevalence of broadband, an increasing number of users are turning to the Web for entertainment content. blinkx.tv offers users a single destination to find the widest array of rich media content available. blinkx’s unique search technology uses voice recognition software to transcribe video content, and then indexes it, making content searchable - quite literally - word for word. blinkx is the only search engine optimized for rich media content - and the most efficient tool for navigating the next generation Web.
“Sundance Channel is a premiere television destination for quality, independent films, documentaries, original programming and television series. We’re very proud to be able offer the ability to search this unique content through blinkx.tv,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx.
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.
About Sundance Channel
Under the creative direction of Robert Redford, Sundance Channel is the television destination for independent-minded viewers seeking something different. Bold, uncompromising and irreverent, Sundance Channel offers audiences a diverse and engaging selection of films, documentaries, and original programs, all uncut and commercial free. Launched in 1996, Sundance Channel is a venture of NBC Universal, Showtime Networks Inc. and Robert Redford. Sundance Channel operates independently of the non-profit Sundance Institute and the Sundance Film Festival, but shares the overall Sundance mission of encouraging artistic freedom of expression. Sundance Channel’s website address is www.sundancechannel.com.