blinkx Partners with CelebTV.com to Bring Real-Time Entertainment News and Features to Users
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.-October 1, 2007-blinkx, the largest video search engine on the Web, today announced a partnership with CelebTV.com, the first-ever real-time entertainment video news channel created for, and distributed exclusively on, digital platforms. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will transcribe and index video content from CelebTV.com, making it easy for users to find and watch at www.blinkx.com.
CelebTV.com combines television-quality production with the power and immediacy of digital media, offering consumers entertainment news whenever and wherever they want it. Entertainment coverage, including headlines and the hottest celebrity news, is updated throughout the day. Since its launch in February, CelebTV.com has broken several entertainment news stories and achieved citations by major entertainment news sources around the world.
“Hollywood- and celebrity-oriented searches are among the most popular at blinkx.com,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We are delighted to add CelebTV.com’s first-class content to our index. Their videos are optimized for the new media environment, delivering top quality entertainment reports on demand and in easy-to-consume formats.”
“We’re pleased to be working with blinkx to make CelebTV.com’s content available to audiences around the world. blinkx’s technology enables users to search video much more easily, whether it’s for breaking news, the top entertainment stories of the day, or the latest video of their favorite stars in the Hollywood scene. blinkx delivers the most tailored, accurate results on the Web,” said Dana Golden, general manager, CelebTV.com.
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 200 partners and 14 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 14,000,000 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.
The first and only online destination offering the latest entertainment news in a fast-paced Video On Demand (VOD) format, CelebTV.com combines television-quality production with the power and immediacy of digital media, making all the day’s entertainment headlines and hottest celebrity news available at the click of a mouse. CelebTV.com is a part of the Entertainment Division of Intersport Inc., a leading creator, producer and distributor of first-class television and digital programming. For more information, visit www.intersportnet.com.
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