blinkx Partners with Broadband Sports Adding Hundreds of Hours of Extreme Sports Clips to Search Index
San Francisco, CALIF - January 08, 2006 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a content agreement with Broadband Sports, a website that delivers user-generated extreme sports content that allows hard-core sports fans to watch, share, and rate extreme sports clips. Featuring channels, forums, and upload capabilities, Broadband Sports content is currently indexed at www.blinkx.com.
Through Broadband Sports, extreme sports fans and athletes are able to easily connect directly to a community of enthusiasts through commenting on and sharing sports clips. From adventure racing to skydiving, users can submit and view exhilarating clips of amazing sports stunts, share comments, send private messages, and create and track buddy lists.
“Broadband Sports offers truly amazing extreme sports clips, and we’re thrilled to make these awe-inspiring stunts searchable for the many sports fans who turn to blinkx for sports updates and entertainment” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO of blinkx. “We seek to offer a vast variety of content to meet everyone’s interests, and through this partnership we are adding a significant amount of content for our extreme sports fan user base.”
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.
“Extreme sports fans and athletes love to record and share clips of the action.” said Greg Prosl, VP of Publishing, Broadband Sports. “blinkx offers a great way for us to make our content easy to find and accessible for fans around the world.”
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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