blinkx Partners with Motion.TV to Add Entertaining User-Generated Video Content to Search Index
SAN FRANCISCO - March 05, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Motion.TV, a service that enables members to set up their own video websites and share their content with friends, family, and the rest of the world. blinkx will index 4,000 Motion.TV video clips and make them easily searchable at www.blinkx.com.
Motion.TV allows anyone with a video camera to share their video clips online and get paid for them. Motion.TV pays its members a percentage of the monthly advertising dollars generated from their video clips. On Motion.TV users can find anything from professional short films, movie trailers, extreme sports and even club and nightlife videos.
“Motion.TV’s unique video service allows everyone to be an online celebrity,” said Justin Woo, founder of Motion.TV. “With blinkx’s sophisticated video search technology, our users will be able to extend the reach of their video content to a broader audience which will help them gain fame, make money, and promote their videos.”
“We are pleased to add Motion.TV’s clips to our search index,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone - blinkx adds more depth to our Garage Video content, and Motion.TV’s members are able to reach a larger audience and extend their online fame.”
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.
Motion.TV is a service that enables members to set up their own video websites and share their content with friends, family, and the rest of the world. Motion.TV’s members include everyone from top filmmakers interested in promoting their latest movie to go-go dancers who want to show off video clips from their last club performance. Videos are organized by category, rating, and popularity. Consumers use our site to keep in touch with friends, meet new people and to watch some of the funniest, most unique, and jaw-dropping video clips on the web. www.motion.tv also pays its members a percentage of monthly ad dollars generated from their videos.
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