blinkx Adds Discovery Networks to Its Video Search Capabilities Enabling Web Users to Search for the Best of Discovery's Programming
San Francisco, CALIF. - May 10, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on the Web, today announced that Blinkx.tv will now feature Discovery Networks within their search tool, enabling users to find their favorite programming from Discovery’s acclaimed networks, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery Kids Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Times Channel, the Military Channel, Discovery Home, FitTV, Discovery En Espanol and Discovery HD Theater.
Through blinkx.tv’s unique search tool, users can easily search for quality real-world programming from across Discovery’s networks. With just one click, Blinkx.tv will further help connect viewers to their favorite Discovery programs via the Web. Discovery is the latest addition to blinkx’s growing list of searchable content partners.
“Discovery offers top-quality content that interests a broad audience across the globe. We are very happy to partner with them to making their content even more accessible through blinkx.tv,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx.
blinkx is the only search engine optimized for rich media, using voice recognition technology to understand video literally word for word. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will automatically index and transcribe Discovery’s content making it easy for users to search exactly what they are looking for to the exact word within a video clip.
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.
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