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Find Family Guy, Get Gossip Girl, See South Park: blinkx Delivers a Universal Remote for TV Shows Online

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – August 13, 2008 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced significant upgrades to blinkx Remote, the ultimate tool for finding and watching TV episodes on the Web.  With blinkx Remote, users can search for their favorite TV shows from any network or provider with online content, including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and more, all through a single gateway.

Over the past six months, the volume of long-form television content available on the Internet has exploded as more and more media companies capitalize on the potential of online distribution.  While consumers have benefited tremendously from increased access to and availability of their favorite TV shows, the proliferation and fragmentation of this content across multiple sites present a navigation challenge.

blinkx Remote aggregates information and access to full-length television programs on the Web, offering audiences a one-stop-shop for finding TV shows by season, episode, title, network or genre, both quickly and legally. 

“The online video landscape has changed dramatically over the past year – what was once the domain of short-form, user-generated material, has become the realm of premium television,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx.  “It’s a tremendous source of news and entertainment for consumers, but the content is spread across myriad sites belonging to national broadcasters and media giants.  blinkx Remote leverages our award-winning video search technology to help consumers find their favorite TV shows quickly, easily and in one place.”

Leveraging blinkx’s patented video search technology, blinkx Remote filters out video spam, illegal clips, and inappropriate material that has been falsely tagged, to deliver the highest quality user experience.  Audiences will find only full-length, legally available, episodes of their favorite TV programs through blinkx Remote, and will be able to sign up to receive alerts when a new show is posted through RSS or e-mail.

blinkx Remote will be available for U.S. audiences at tv.blinkx.com commencing August 13th, 2008.

About blinkx

blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 26 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.

Press Contacts:

Tim Turpin
Sparkpr
+1 (415) 321 1894
tturpin@sparkpr.com

Clare Gayner
Bite Communications
+44 (0)20 8834 3454
Clare.Gayner@bitepr.com

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