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blinkx AdHoc Named Best Search Engine Ad Platform Finalist for 2009 Search Engine Watch Awards

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – August 5, 2009 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that their contextual advertising platform for online video, blinkx AdHoc, has been selected as a finalist for the 2009 Search Engine Watch Awards in the Best Search Engine Ad Platform category.

“It’s an honor to be named a finalist for the Search Engine Watch Awards and to be acknowledged for our innovation and leadership in online advertising,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We believe that blinkx AdHoc offers our partners a truly unique value proposition: an advertising platform that was designed and built for rich media on the Web – true contextual advertising for online video.”

The Search Engine Watch Awards recognize search marketers, search engines and technology providers for their innovation and excellence in search marketing. Winners are chosen by a panel of industry experts including representatives from Search Engine Watch’s Expert columnists, the Search Engine Watch Advisory board, and other search marketing professionals.

Award winners will be announced throughout the day in Booth 327 of the Expo Hall during Search Engine Strategies San Jose on August 11 and 12, 2009. The Search Engine Strategies conference will take place at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA.

Details about the Search Engine Watch Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at http://searchenginewatch.com/sew-awards. 

About blinkx

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.

Press Contacts:

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

Nicole Love
Marlin PR
+44 207 869 8328
Nicole.love@marlinpr.com

NOMAD for blinkx
Charles Lytle
Citi