blinkx Partners with Veoh to Make Hundreds of Hours of High Quality User-Generated and Commercial Video Content Fully Searchable
SAN FRANCISCO - February 06, 2007 -blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Veoh Networks, the leading innovator in Internet television. blinkx will index thousands of hours of Veoh’s broadcast-quality entertainment and information video content and make it easily searchable at www.blinkx.com
Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx users will have access to Veoh’s mix of cable and Internet television broadcasting. blinkx users will be able to find high quality user-generated content and a variety of professional video content from major entertainment studios and television networks.
“At Veoh we are bringing some of the most compelling new content to Internet audiences in high-quality, long play form, said Dmitry Shapiro, CEO of Veoh, “blinkx’s sophisticated video search technology will help to increase Veoh’s overall brand reach and enable our content partners and independent creators to be discovered and seen by an even larger audience.”
“We are thrilled to add Veoh’s high-quality content to blinkx’s index,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx. “We’re committed to giving users access to the greatest variety of rich media content on the Web.”
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 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.
About Veoh Networks, Inc.
Veoh Networks is a new, innovative Internet television broadcasting system that is able to reach hundreds of millions of broadband-connected viewers throughout the world. Veoh allows content producers from major entertainment studios and television networks to independent video producers and enthusiasts to deliver high-quality, full-screen video directly to consumers without financial, geographical or capacity restrictions found in traditional broadcasting systems. This democratization of video distribution fundamentally changes the dynamics of television, creating unprecedented choice for consumers and a compelling marketplace for content providers and advertisers. Veoh is privately held and backed by leading technology and media investors, including Spark Capital, Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company, Time Warner Inc. and Shelter Capital Partners. More information is available at www.veoh.com.
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