blinkx Links To The Best In Internet Sports With Sportal.com
San Francisco, Calif. - May 31, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on the Web, today announced a content agreement with the Web’s first broadband sports site, Sportal.com. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will index hundreds of Sportals’ audio and video sporting clips and make them fully searchable through www.blinkx.tv.
Sportal.com covers the latest sporting events across the globe. They will provide blinkx with over eight channels of sporting news featuring up-to-the-minute reports on rugby, golf, horse racing, extreme sports, championship poker, boxing, martial arts and of course, the World Cup.
“Sportal.com provides great coverage of world sporting events, especially non-mainstream sports. We are delighted to be partnering with them and bringing even more premium sports to blinkx users all over the globe,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and Founder, blinkx.
blinkx is the only technology optimized for rich media content. Using advanced speech recognition technology, blinkx automatically indexes and transcribes audio and video content making it quick and easy to search and find the exact clip from Sportal.com, literally word for word.
“blinkx is the only technology that gives our users the ability to easily search through and find the most up-to-date information on their favorite sporting events and we are very happy to be partnering with them,” said Peter Lewinton, Director of Rights & Video Production, Team Talk Media.
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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