blinkx Partners with Jambase Adding Concert and Music Information To Search Index
San Francisco, CALIF. - April 2, 2007 - blinkx, the largest video search engine on the Web, today announced a content partnership with JamBase, the premiere online location for live music & concert information. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx.com will transcribe and index JamBase’s content, making it easy for users to find and watch at www.blinkx.com.
JamBase contains a comprehensive tour date search engine of tens of thousands of performances by over 30,000 bands playing in over 50,000 venues around the world. JamBase has evolved into a community hub that each month connects over half a million fans of live music. Though this partnership, blinkx users will index videos from backstage artist interviews at concerts and major music festivals.
“With the rising popularity of video content on the Web, more and more people are turning to blinkx to find a wide range of content such as live music coverage,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx. “We’re delighted to partner with JamBase to expand upon our music-related offerings.”
“We are thrilled to partner with blinkx. With their innovative approach to searching rich media content, music fans will have easy access to concert coverage,” said David Rosenheim, CEO of JamBase. “People are passionate about their music, and with this deal we hope to offer greater access to coverage of great music.”
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
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