Video Search Pioneer blinkx.com Unveils Ground-Breaking Tool for Finding TV Shows on the Web
San Francisco, CALIF. - April 18, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today introduced a revolutionary tool for finding full-length TV programs on the Web. blinkx Remote, available at www.blinkx.com, leverages blinkx’s unique speech to text transcription and indexing technology, to quickly identify full-length TV shows by season and episode. In addition, blinkx Remote corroborates search results with information from trusted online sources, including Wikipedia and IMDB.com, to provide users with the most accurate TV search results available anywhere.
The amount of professionally produced video online has exploded in recent months, as an increasing number of networks and entertainment companies are making content legally available on the Internet. With its index of over seven million hours of online video, reaching the widest variety of sources on the Web, blinkx Remote is the most effective tool for finding this long-form content, wherever it resides.
“We’ve moved beyond watching online video clips to embrace the Internet as a primary entertainment outlet - this is the era of online TV, prime time programs you’ve only been able to watch in your living room on your regular TV are now accessible from your PC,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “With its superior search capabilities, and index of the broadest range of entertainment content on the Web, we believe that blinkx Remote is simply the best way to find your favorite TV shows online.”
Users simply enter a search for a TV show at blinkx.com, “Lost” or “24” or “Desperate Housewives”, for example, and blinkx Remote will recognize the title and deliver accurate results from across the Web, prioritizing the full-length versions of the program over short clips. blinkx Remote can even retrieve available episodes from particular seasons, if specified . Users can then watch the episode online, download it from sites including Amazon and iTunes, even or send it to their TiVo, based on availability.
The pioneer of video search technology, blinkx has established its reputation as the smartest way to find new forms of rich media content online. blinkx has indexed over seven million hours of video and audio content, including top TV shows, news, short documentaries, and music from more than 100 partners. Using advanced speech recognition technology, blinkx delivers 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 Viral 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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