blinkx Partners With Travelistic to Add Travel and Leisure Related Video to Search Index
San Francisco, CALIF. - May 22, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a content partnership with Travelistic.com, a leading travel and vacation information video site. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will transcribe and index Travelistic’s library of user-generated and professionally produced footage, making it easy for users to find clips about thousands of destinations around the world at www.blinkx.com.
Travelistic.com lets you explore the world through video. The site hosts a wide variety of travel videos, including user uploads, professional content, and tourist board videos.
“Travelistic.com is a wonderful resource that offers high quality videos for people researching interesting destinations around the world or planning holidays,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO, blinkx. “We are pleased to provide Travelistic’s footage at blinkx.com and look forward to deepening our partnership to further extend the reach of their long-form and high-definition quality video content in the future.”
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 7,000,000 hours of video and audio content, including top TV shows, news, short documentaries, and music from more than 150 partners. Using advanced speech recognition technology, blinkx delivers results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches.
“We’re excited to add Travelistic to the blinkx lineup,” said Diversion Media founder & CEO, Nicholas Butterworth. “blinkx’s search rocks.”
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
About Travelistic/Diversion Media
Diversion Media, LLC is a New York-based publisher of broadband channels for niche consumer audiences, with an initial focus on the travel, leisure, and recreation categories.
Featuring both professional and user-generated content, Diversion’s network leverages a proprietary platform and shared infrastructure to rapidly deploy compelling, engaging user experiences.
Diversion’s network includes Travelistic.com, a leading travel video site launched in October 2006, and Snowvision.com, a broadband channel for snowboarders launched in February 2007.
Diversion was founded in 2004 by former MTVi and SonicNet CEO Nicholas Butterworth. Diversion’s technology team is led by former iFilm executive Tatum Lade.
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