blinkx Partners with Tiscali Adding Thousands of Hours of News, Lifestyle, and Consumer Interest Content
San Francisco, CALIF. - December 11, 2006 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Tiscali, the Internet and broadband company. Tiscali’s portal has 22 channels and over 50,000 pages of constantly updated information, resources, and entertainment content. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx is extending the existing partnership with Tiscali adding thousands of hours of Tiscali’s video clips and making them fully searchable at www.blinkx.com.
Tiscali’s comprehensive website, offers news and entertainment content as well as broadband services. The site receives roughly 300 million page views of online services from shopping, sports, money and entertainment.
“We are happy to be extending our partnership with blinkx. Adding our full line-up to their index gives our users an easier way to find and view our content on the web,” said Alex Hole, Online Media Director, Tiscali UK. “We provide content on a wide variety of topics from entertainment and sports to music and film, and with blinkx’s search technology we can reach an even larger audience.”
“blinkx users search for an extremely wide variety of subjects. With the largest video index on the Web today, we hope to meet users’ needs by offering results on any topic under the sun,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx. “We’re excited to partner with Tiscali to expand our library of professional programming for our users.”
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video. With more than 100 partners and seven million hours of indexed video and audio content, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more, blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches. blinkx is advancing the way in which users can benefit from online video by giving them more control and more visual functionality, creating a more TV-like experience.
blinkx is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 7,000,000 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.com.
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