Sesam.se Partners with blinkx to Deliver New Video Search Capabilities
San Francisco, CALIF. - July 9, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a syndication agreement with Sesam.se, one of Sweden’s leading search engines. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will power video search for the Sesam.se website, combining results from blinkx’s index of the Web with Swedish video content. blinkx will generate revenue based on video searches that are conducted.
Sesam.se enables users to search Swedish and international Websites, pictures, news, encyclopedic articles and more. Sesam.se combines several different search services and presents the results from relevant services, resulting in more up-to-date and complete information for users. Sesam.se is part of the Norwegian media corporation Schibsted.
“We are pleased to be powering video search for Sesam.se and deliver relevant video results to users,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. “Through blinkx’s patented speech and pattern recognition technologies, we are able to provide the best video results on the Web. By combining blinkx’s index with Swedish local content, users will have an even more complete picture of content available online.”
“We aim to give users the best and most relevant results possible by combining various search services,” said JÃ¶rgen Eng, Head of Product Development, Sesam.se. “By teaming up with blinkx, we now offer our users the best video search capabilities available on the Web today.” 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 twelve 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.
Sesam.se is now Sweden’s leading search engine. Launched in November 2006. Sesam.se enables users to search Swedish and international websites, pictures, news, encyclopaedic articles and more. Sesam.se is part of the Norwegian media corporation Schibsted. Other Schibsted-properties include several of Sweden’s top 10 websites and two of the nation’s leading newspapers.
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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