blinkx Enters Global Partnership with RealNetworks
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.-June 25, 2007-blinkx, the largest video search engine on the Web, today announced a global partnership with digital entertainment services company RealNetworksÂ® in which blinkx will power video search for the new RealPlayer.
A video search box powered by blinkx will be embedded in the RealPlayer window, so that its millions of users will now have direct access from within the Player to a fully-searchable index of over 12 million hours of online video, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more.
“The new RealPlayer will give people the ability to easily download non-DRM protected videos from thousands of sites, so giving our users access to a best-in-class video search experience is critical,” said Jeff Chasen, vice president of RealPlayer for RealNetworks, Inc. “By teaming up with blinkx, we now deliver their powerful video search engine directly to our users.”
“We are very excited to be powering video search for RealNetworks, a global leader in digital media and entertainment,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “Through blinkx’s patented speech and pattern recognition technologies, we will be offering their millions of users the most advanced tool for finding videos online.”
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 12 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 (London AIM: BLNX) is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 12,000,000 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 user-generated content 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 based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com
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