blinkx Partners with YouAreTV Adding Hundreds of Hours of User-Generated Content to Search Index
San Francisco, CALIF - January 29th, 2007 -blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a content agreement with YouAreTV, the rapidly growing video distribution site. Featuring film, music videos and Internet shows, YouAreTV’s content will now be indexed at www.blinkx.com.
YouAreTV makes online video distribution simple by enabling content owners to manage all of their videos from one central site. By partnering with blinkx, YouAreTV will extend its offering to a wider audience.
“We’re thrilled to partner with YouAreTV and expand our access to popular user-generated content,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx. “blinkx has the largest index of rich media on the Web, and we offer tools to allow users to find whatever type of content they’re looking for, be it user-generated, news, or other professional content.”
“blinkx’s search capabilities offer users amazing precision and depth in the hunt for online video, and we’re delighted to partner with them to bring our quality content to new audiences,” said David Dundas, CEO of YouAreTV. “Online video is only useful if it is easy to find, and through this partnership new viewers can easily discover our independent films, music videos and shows.”
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.
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.
YouAreTV is a video distribution company based out of New York City. Their platform makes it easy for filmmakers and independent content creators to host, promote, distribute and monetize their video. Through YouAreTV, users can build communities around their content and establish direct relationships with their audiences. For more information about YouAreTV, visit the company site at www.youare.tv
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