blinkx Brings Users Courtside With Sports Video Footage From FOXSports.com on MSN
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – May 27, 2009 – blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with FOXSports.com on MSN, one of the Web’s leading sports sites. More sports news and clips than ever before are now available on www.blinkx.com.
Visitors to www.blinkx.com will now have easy access to nearly 1,000 sports video clips, including exclusive footage of top athletes and daily, up-to-the-minute sports updates with Fox Wire. In total, FOXSports.com produces more than four hours per day of exclusive Web video content, all of which will now be discoverable via blinkx’s search engine.
“Sports video is in very high demand right now. Many sports fans get an itch for more footage of their favorite teams and athletes long after game season has passed,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. “We’re thrilled to partner with FOXSports.com, one of the world’s leading sports sites, and think many of our viewers will enjoy getting their sports fix with this premium content.”
“We are excited to extend our leading online sports video content to blinkx’s leading video search engine,” said Ed Bunnell, vice president of programming for FOX Sports Interactive. “blinkx has developed a very innovative way for us to expand our reach and we’re excited to give make our content easily discoverable to their users.”
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has made more than 530 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 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 FOXSports.com.com on MSN
FOXSports.com on MSN is a leading sports Website that delivers breaking news, real-time stats and fantasy games to more than 15 million unique visitors every month. FOXSports.com, a unit of Fox Interactive Media, is the exclusive provider of sports content for MSN in the US and is the online extension of FOX Sports television coverage. Located at http://msn.FOXSports.com.com, the site provides sports fans with a wealth of exclusive online video, and is the industry leader in the delivery of sports content to mobile devices. Sports fans can access the latest scores, stats and news while on the go from FOXSports.com on MSN Mobile, simply by entering FOXSports.com on their Web-enabled mobile phones, or texting SPORTS to either 36977 or FOXSP.
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