blinkx Expands Native Language Video Index with EuroNews Partnership
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - April 09, 2008 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with EuroNews (www.euronews.net), the first multilingual pan-European news channel. Broadcast all over the world in several languages, EuroNews’ international coverage is now more easily accessible than ever before at www.blinkx.com. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will leverage its AdHoc platform to place contextually relevant advertising against the footage, and will share resulting advertising revenue with EuroNews.
EuroNews produces and broadcasts news programs simultaneously in several languages on issues that are relevant to both the European Union and the world. EuroWeb is available 24 hours a day in seven languages including English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian, with Arabic set to be added later this year. EuroNews offers viewers a complete news bulletin on the half hour, followed by unique, in-depth feature programs covering a diverse collection of topics ranging from science and technology to cinema and fashion.
“Current affairs-oriented searches are among the most popular at blinkx.com,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “EuroNews’ up-to-the-minute coverage brings the European perspective to our users around the world. Our partnership gives viewers access to one of the leading news channels in Europe.”
“We’re pleased to be working with blinkx to make EuroNews’ content available to the global audience”, said Philippe Cayla, Chairman and CEO of EuroNews, EuroNews. “blinkx’s technology enables users to search video much more easily, delivering the most tailored, accurate results on the Web.”
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 220 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 plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 18 million 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.
Launched in January 1993 EuroNews covers world affairs from a European perspective. EuroNews is the most-watched international news channel in Europe: every day, 3.2 million Europeans watch EuroNews on cable and satellite, while another 3.1 million watch on terrestrial channels (Source: EuroNews/Telmar PeaktimeÂ©, evaluation system based on viewer ratings, 3rd quarter 2007). EuroNews is broadcast all over the world, reaching 200 million households in 130 countries by cable, digital satellite and terrestrial distribution. The channel is also available on mobile phones, ADSL, PDA, live on the internet and live on board the aircraft of international airlines. EuroNews is broadcast 24 hours a day, simultaneously in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. Arabic will become EuroNews’ eighth fully-fledged language, and the service will be launched by the channel’s newsroom in 2008.
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