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blinkx Partners with VODEO.TV Adding French Documentary and Television Trailers to Search Index

San Francisco, CALIF. - May 08, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a content partnership with VODEO.TV, a leading video on demand portal dedicated to information and discovery in the French-speaking world. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will transcribe and index VODEO.TV’s video content, making it easy for users to find and watch at

VODEO.TV makes thousands of documentaries and popular television programs available online on topics from nature, travel, and science to current affairs and sports and leisure. Today, audiences can view or purchase more than 3,000 programs via remote loading, streaming or DVD-on-Request.

“With more people around the world turning to the Web for TV shows and movies, we’re thrilled to expand our international user base by partnering with VODEO.TV and growing the French content in our search index,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx.

“We are excited to partner with blinkx.  With their innovative approach to searching rich media content, new audiences all over the world will be able to find programs about the subjects they are fond of and view our trailers and shows.” said Frédéric Pie, CEO of VODEO.TV.

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 150 partners and 7,000,000 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.

About blinkx

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


VODEO.TV is a leading Video-On-Demand portal in the French-speaking world, fully dedicated to information and discovery. VODEO.TV was launched in September 2005, aiming at making documentaries and TV programmes on all topics affecting our world available online. Today, more than 3000 programs can be watched via remote loading, streaming or DVD-on-Request. VODEO.TV is owned by La Banque Audiovisuelle (LBA), one of the principal French players in the development of technical solutions for digitization, storage and distribution of video content via the Internet. LBA conceives, develops and ensures leading maintenance and VOD marketing platforms for rights holders eager to manage their audio-visual content distribution.

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