blinkx Partners with the History Channel UK Giving Users Access to Historical Programming on the Web
San Francisco, CALIF. - July 3, 2006 - blinkx the biggest search engine in the world, today announced an agreement with The History Channel UK. Under the terms of the agreement, users will have access to hours of the best historical audio and video content on the Web.
blinkx’s unique search technology connects users to The History Channel UK’s wide range of audio and video content including a variety of historical audio clips including speeches from icons such as Franklin Roosevelt, JFK, Albert Einstein and Neil Armstrong as well as The History Channel UK’s video picks of the week.
“blinkx is thrilled to be partnering with The History Channel UK,” says Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx. “The History Channel UK offers some of the best historical content on the Web and we are happy to make it easily accessible through blinkx.tv.”
blinkx is the only search engine optimized for rich media content. blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to automatically index and understand video and audio on the Web making it easier for users to find exactly what they are looking for to the exact word in a clip.
“With increasing numbers of people watching video online, we are keen to make as many of our programme clips available as possible on the website.” said Emily Lloyd, History Channel UK. “Searchability is obviously extremely important and we’re happy to be partnering with blinkx to ensure that more and more people find and view content from The History Channel.”
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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