blinkx Partners with GONG to Bring Cutting-Edge Anime Content to Fans
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.-November 2, 2007-blinkx, the largest video search engine on the Web, today announced a partnership with GONG, the first and only anime TV network that brings the best cutting-edge Japanese animation anywhere, anytime, on any screen. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will transcribe and index video content from GONG, making it easy for users to find and watch at www.blinkx.com.
Dedicated to teen and adult anime fans alike, GONG is the first international on-demand, online anime channel in Europe and North America. GONG offers the best in Japanese anime including sci-fi, horror, heroic fantasy and epic space opera content. Currently available online and direct to a variety of devices including computers, mobile phones and MP3 devices, GONG also offers on-demand access to unique Animitles, trailers, wallpapers, news, alerts and free podcasts.
“We’re delighted to add GONG’s unique content to our video index,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “Through this partnership, manga fans can now access the best in Japanese animation on blinkx.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 18 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 18,000,000 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.
About GONG Limited
GONG, the first cutting edge Japanese animation network, is the only on-demand Anime channel, available anywhere, anytime, on any screen (TV, Mobile, Internet, VOD), in 36 countries across Europe and North America, bringing to Manga and Anime fans - teens and adults - the top-rated and most popular Anime series and movies. More information is available at www.gonganime.com.
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