blinkx Partners with Trouble Homegrown Adding Thousands of Hours of Garage Video to Search Index
San Francisco, CALIF - August 1, 2006 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a content agreement with Trouble Homegrown, a website that allows users to upload and share video clips. Featuring the best of Britain’s backyard stunts, dance moves and viral footage, Trouble Homegrown’s videos will now be indexed at www.blinkx.tv.
An offshoot of Trouble TV, the UK youth entertainment channel, Trouble Homegrown is a new online entertainment channel and community devoted to an exclusive collection of user-made video, audio and photo content. Under the terms of the agreement, Trouble Homegrown’s video clips will be indexed on blinkx.tv and made fully searchable and viewable for online users.
“Trouble Homegrown recognizes that Garage Video - or user-generated content - is incredibly popular among Web users. By providing a space for users to upload their homemade videos, the site allows users to be creative and share their work online,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO of blinkx. “blinkx is very pleased to be a part of this initiative, and I know our users will enjoy viewing the large collection of Trouble Homegrown’s Garage Video clips.”
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.
“Not only is blinkx’s advanced search technology quick and easy to use, but blinkx.tv accesses the largest collection of video content in the world,” stated Gavin Newman, Producer, Trouble Homegrown. “As a site which encourages users to film, upload, and share their videos online, we are thrilled to add our content to blinkx.tv, giving our users’ videos greater visibility on the Web.”
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 explode, 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.
About Trouble Homegrown
Trouble is in its new home as the entertainment channel for youth. Trouble is real, urban and edgy. The channel’s programming reflects its audience - optimistic, sexy and up for it entertainment including award-winning US comedies such as My Wife and Kids (Damon Wayans), Twins (starring Sara Gilbert and Melanie Griffith) and All Of Us (created by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith). Trouble Later is the late night programming strand and carries the channel ‘s edgier content. Trouble Later airs every night from 9 pm and includes hit USA shows such as So You Think You Can Dance and Summerland, as well as the cool Australian drama The Secret Life of Us.
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