blinkx Partners with Dogwoof.com to Bring Independent Movies to Internet Users
SAN FRANCISCO/LONDON - October 22, 2007 - blinkx, the largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Dogwoof.com, a leading independent film distributor, to index its online film content. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will transcribe and index video content from Dogwoof.com, making it easy for users to find and watch at http://www.blinkx.com. Dogwoof.com leverages many years of traditional film distribution experience to capitalize on the power and immediacy of digital media, and deliver independent films to consumers whenever and wherever they want. Dogwoof.com offers both its own independently-produced content, as well as festival films from around the world.
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 14 million hours of indexed video and audio content, including 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 sees a huge number of film-related searches each day,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We’re delighted to be able to offer our users access to Dogwoof.com’s first-class entertainment content.”
“We’re pleased to be working with blinkx to make Dogwoof.com’s content available to audiences around the world,” said Andy Whittaker, CEO, Dogwoof.com “blinkx’s technology enables users to search video much more easily, whether it’s interviews, archive footage, or the latest independent film.” One of the European distribution community’s leading figures in embracing new technology, Dogwoof launched the digital screen network in the U.K. with King’s Game, and in 2005 simultaneously released the thriller feature “EMR” to cinema, DVD, and over the Internet. The company is also working on a movie-themed start-up Internet service that will be announced shortly.
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.
Leading digital film distributor Dogwoof .com combines the experience of traditional distribution for movies with online and digital distribution. Dogwoof is one of the leading independent film distributors, and has distributed such celebrated films as the Italian feature “Don’t Move” (“Non ti Muovere”), starring Penelope Cruz; Hungary’s “Fateless” (“SorstalansÃ¡g”); the political thriller “King’s Game”; as well as recent indie successes “Man Push Cart,” “Grbavica” and “Black Gold.” And “A Crude Awakening”. Dogwoof is shortly releasing some innovative services to enable Independents to more effectively distribute their content. For more information, visit http://www.dogwoof.com.
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