blinkx.tv Adds MTV Networks Programming to Its Video Search Capabilities
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - April 4, 2006 - Enhancing its position as the leading search site for rich media, blinkx, the smartest video search on the Web, today announced that it will feature programming from MTV Networks’ highly popular CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, Logo, MTV and VH1 channels at www.blinkx.tv.
With just one click, users can quickly search and find their favorite music, comedy, entertainment and pop-culture-defining programming from MTV Networks, such as CMT’s ‘CMT Insider,’ COMEDY CENTRAL’s ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,’ Logo’s ‘Noah’s Arc,’ MTV’s ‘Real World: Key West,’ and VH1’s ‘Web Junk 20,’ among others.
The blinkx video search engine uses advanced voice recognition technology to automatically index and transcribe content. Beginning today, the full slate of MTV Networks’ programming will be searchable on Blinkx.tv.
“We are delighted to be working with MTV Networks,” said Suranga Chandratillake, Founder and CTO, “This agreement represents another step forward in making culturally relevant programming even more accessible on the Web, allowing audiences to find and watch inspiring entertainment as well as create their own at www.blinkx.tv’s site.”
“MTV Networks delivers the world’s best programming and is committed to making it available wherever our audience is,” said Jason Hirschhorn, MTV Networks’ Chief Digital Officer. “Our audiences are going online in unprecedented numbers, and blinkx’s technology offers a fast and accurate way for them to find the great content they’re looking for.”
In addition to searching for and finding culturally relevant programming, blinkx users can also create and post their own content for sharing with the world.
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.