blinkx Partners with the Telegraph To Offer the Best in British News Coverage
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – SEPTEMBER 30, 2008 - blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Telegraph Media Group (TMG). The Daily Telegraph is one of the U.K.’s best known newspapers, while it’s online property, Telegraph.co.uk (TCUK), is the fastest growing U.K. newspaper Web site year after year. TCUK is home to Telegraph TV, host of breaking news clips, original shows, and more. Videos cover a wide variety of topics of interest, from news and business analysis to the latest in arts and entertainment, along with a whole range of original weekly shows.
A wide range of Telegraph TV content, ranging from gadget reviews to behind-the-scenes fashion show footage, is now easily accessible at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against the footage, and will share resulting advertising revenue with TMG.
“We’re delighted to partner with a news organization with the prestige and reputation for quality that the Telegraph embodies,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “News searches are among the most popular on our site, and we’re constantly improving our audience experience by adding high-quality, diverse coverage of current affairs to our index.”
“We believe our content is up there with the best on the Web, and we want to make sure that it reaches as many people as possible,” said Mike Moore, General Manager – Digital, TMG. “So we’re pleased to be working with blinkx, a company that has developed an innovative way for us to make Telegraph TV available to more people worldwide.”
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 350 partners and 26 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 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.
About Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group Limited publishes The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, Telegraph.co.uk and The Weekly Telegraph. This is a wholly owned subsidiary of Press Holdings Limited.
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