Bandwagon Showcases Music Videos Using blinkx Video Wall Technology
San Francisco, CALIF. - December 19, 2006 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Bandwagon, a music community site for fans of independent music. Under the terms of the agreement, Bandwagon will embed a blinkx video bar featuring music-related content from blinkx’s index, the largest index on the Web with over 7 million hours of content. Bandwagon users will now be able to find the latest music clips from hundreds of sites while they are on the Bandwagon Website for free.
The blinkx video bar, which is a smaller version of the blinkx video wall, will feature one row of clips and will allow users to scroll over multiple previews for a quick overview of several clips. This feature will enhance the content available on the Bandwagon sites, which includes video, music, ringtones, and a state-of-the-art online jukebox for music fans to enjoy on the internet and on the go. Bandwagon provides a social-networking and music community experience across all platforms, allowing users to discover new music, embed it, and share it with others.
“We are pleased to partner with blinkx to offer a new IPTV service to our community and give our users a new channel to experience the latest in music and videos,” said Gareth Capon, Commercial Director, Bandwagon. “The blinkx video bar allows users to see results at a glance that are relevant to their musical interests.”
“We are excited to partner with Bandwagon and offer their users an interesting way to find the latest from their favorite bands,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx.
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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