Boston.com to Deliver Video Content to blinkx
Boston, Mass. - OCT. 02, 2006 - Boston.com, one of the nation’s largest regional websites and the online home of The Boston Globe, New England Cable News (NECN), and New England Sports Network (NESN), today announced a content agreement with blinkx, the Web’s largest video search engine.
Under this agreement, hundreds of online news, sports, and entertainment segments from Boston.com will be indexed and made fully searchable directly from www.blinkx.tv each month. Users will be able to go the blinkx site and find specific Boston.com video content using specific word-identification search technology.
“blinkx is proud to be adding another principal news source to our site which already features content from leading sources like The New York Times, Washington Post and Business Week. The agreement with Boston.com is another step towards cementing blinkx.tv as the foremost destination for video search,” Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and Founder, blinkx said.
blinkx’s advanced speech recognition technology can automatically index and accurately transcribe the video content from Boston.com. This allows users to search for specific keywords and delve right into the clips at the precise point of relevance to the search.
“This relationship with blinkx is another example of our commitment to expanding the various media we use to inform, entertain and engage our audience,” Stephanie Shore, director of marketing said. “We look forward to providing our compelling video content to blinkx’s vast audience.”
blinkx.tv is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx.tv has indexed more than 6,000,000 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.
Boston.com is one of the most visited regional portals in the U.S. and is part of The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2005 revenues of $3.4 billion. The New York Times Company includes the International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 15 other daily newspapers, nine network-affiliated television stations, two New York City radio stations and 35 Web sites, including NYTimes.com and About.com. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
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