blinkx Goes Global, Offers Native Language Search for France, Germany and Spain
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - October 8, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced the expansion of its video search service into Western Europe. In response to the rapid proliferation of multimedia Web content around the world, blinkx now offers search capabilities in French, German and Spanish, to make it easier for audiences in these international markets to search for online video in their native language.
blinkx uses advanced speech-to-text transcription and visual recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches. Because this core technology is language independent, blinkx is able to understand video content, word-for-word, in any language, giving users the broadest and most accurate scope of search results on the Web.
The pervasiveness of broadband in Europe has made online video and TV content extremely appealing to Internet users. blinkx is indexing content from over 200 European sources and sites, making more than 1 million hours of foreign language video content fully searchable. The sources include top media companies, such as Eurosport and Euronews, TF1, Elmundo, Le Monde and Spiegel TV, to give French, German and Spanish viewers the opportunity to find and enjoy online videos in their native language.
“People around the world are turning to the Web for video content, and blinkx is expanding to benefit all users, regardless of their native language or physical location,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “blinkx already indexes the broadest variety of English content today, and we are now focusing on building our index to include content in other languages as well.”
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 media 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 has established itself as the Remote Control for the Video Web.
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.
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