With Access to Over 1 Million Hours of User Generated Content, blinkx Introduces Garage Video Channel and Movie Mode
San Francisco, CALIF. - June 27, 2006 - blinkx, the biggest video search engine in the world, today introduced a Garage Video Channel on www.blinkx.tv. With access to the largest video index on the Web, users now can more easily find and view Garage Video - or user generated content - by selecting the Garage Video Channel when searching on blinkx.tv. In addition, by clicking on blinkx’s Movie Mode, users can play footage in full screen, replicating the TV experience on their home computers.
Searching over 4 million hours of video content, blinkx.tv has the largest video index on the Web. Garage Video makes up about 1 million hours of the index and is becoming increasingly popular as more people create and upload their own video and audio footage. blinkx.tv now allows users to customize their search with a Garage Video Channel, making it quick and easy to search and view user generated content. For example, a user could search for pet tricks or air guitar footage and while one clip is playing in full screen mode, other relevant clips appear as icons at the bottom of the screen. The user can mouse over these icons to skip ahead to other relevant clips, creating a customized TV channel experience.
“We are excited to introduce the Garage Video Channel and Movie Mode to make it easier for our users to find and watch these unique video clips online in TV-like format,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder of blinkx. “blinkx is transforming the way people can enjoy video content from their PCs, combining the sit-back-and-watch element of television to the real-time and customizable benefits of watching videos online.”
blinkx is the only search engine optimized for rich media content. Its unique technology automatically indexes and transcribes audio and video content right down to the individual spoken word.
blinkx.tv is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx.tv has indexed more than 4,000,000 hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx’s founders set out to solve a significant challenge - as TV and Garage Video on the web explodes, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx’s patented search technologies listen to - and even see - the web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world’s most frequented sites. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.tv.
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