blinkx Signs Premiere Fitness Partners to Help Users Find the Perfect Health Regimen and Routine
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – January 20, 2009 - blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced new partnerships with Studio 4 Fitness, Diet.com, BodyArchitect.tv, and Everyday Dish TV. More fitness and health video is available than ever before on www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against these videos, and share resulting advertising revenue with the partners.
blinkx recently added hundreds of health videos to its index, just in time to help users keep their fitness-related New Year’s resolutions. Visitors to www.blinkx.com can now find workout programs including Yoga, Pilates, and martial arts taught by top trainers from Studio 4 Fitness, and check out the Diet.com channel to browse diet tips, a variety of workouts, nutritional advice, and product reviews. Users can also browse the best in gym, health, and lifestyle tips with BodyArchitect.tv clips, and top all their workouts off with a nutritious, gluten-free vegan meal, courtesy or recipes from Everyday Dish TV, the one-stop-shop for healthy and creative vegan cooking.
“With so many people vowing to improve their health and get in shape for the New Year, we’re pleased to add so many fitness-related clips to our index,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. “This type of video content is extremely useful to our users, not to mention a great substitute for an expensive personal trainer!”
“We’re dedicated to helping our viewers build better bodies, and thrive on providing people with the resources they need to achieve their goals,” said Ed Stansfield, CEO of Studio 4 Fitness. “blinkx’s innovative technology allows us to share the best health and fitness tips with people everywhere, immediately and easily. We’re thrilled to be given the opportunity to train fitness lovers across the globe!”
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 420 partners and 32 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 32 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 Studio 4 Fitness
Taught by today’s leading fitness professionals, Studio 4 Fitness offers complete workout programs for beginners and advanced alike with specific routines at each skill level. Whether losing weight, improving endurance, or building muscle, Studio 4 Fitness has the best and most popular fitness programming available.
Diet.com is the next generation platform for consumer weight loss and healthy living. Diet.com leverages popular channels such as online video to educate and motivate users to live healthier lives. Health-conscious consumers find vital information and support via Diet.com’s interactive online community. With registered dietitians and weight loss experts to give personal advice to its members, Diet.com is dedicated to understanding users’ specific lifestyle and personality needs, and giving them the structure they need to develop a long-term healthy lifestyle.
BodyArchitect.tv is a proud member of the NetworkGlobal.tv family of online media channels. NetworkGlobal is one of the leading “.tv” networks on the web. With a developed portfolio spanning fitness, entertainment and travel the mission behind NetworkGlobal is to create the global standard for information rich video media on the Internet. NetworkGlobal affiliates operate in New York USA, Bucharest Romania, and Surfer’s Paradise Australia.
About Everyday Dish TV
Everyday Dish TV is like having a personal chef at your disposal. All of our recipes are based on a plant based prepared foods. We make cooking fun, simple and inspiring. We catered our site to help vegetarians, vegans the veg-curious. These are food alternatives for those with milk allergies, lactose intolerance, gluten-free or healthy living diets with an emphasis on information and useful tools. Vegan and vegetarian cooking at its finest.
Press Contacts for blinkx:
+1 (415) 321 1894
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Press Contacts for Studio 4 Fitness:
Studio 4 Fitness
+1 (323) 935-2700
Press Contacts for Diet.com:
Diet Health, Inc
+1 (617) 642-7504
Press Contacts for BodyArchitect.tv:
+1 (908) 331 1581
Press Contacts for Everyday Dish TV:
Everyday Dish TV
+1 (503) 352-9959