blinkx Partners with AccuWeather.com to Offer Users Weather Coverage from Around the World
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—August 24, 2010—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with AccuWeather.com, the world’s leading weather authority. Under the terms of the agreement, AccuWeather.com’s local and international weather information and videos will be available at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will place advertising against these videos, and share resulting revenue with AccuWeather.com.
AccuWeather.com provides weather-related information for locations throughout the United States and for more than two million locations worldwide. Through its Web site, AccuWeather.com presents a wide range of information, including over 600 unique weather videos every day, to millions of users each month.
“blinkx is continuously exploring new ways to offer users a wide range of video content,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “With AccuWeather.com’s library of forecast, weather news and lifestyle videos, we can now help our users better plan for daily activities and travel.”
“AccuWeather.com users want timely, local forecast and weather news information wherever they are and on any platform they use,” said Jim Candor, senior vice president of digital media, AccuWeather.com. “By working with innovators like blinkx, we can help make our weather videos even more easily accessible and continue to grow the value we offer our audience.”
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 720 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 AccuWeather, Inc. and AccuWeather.com
AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, presents accurate, localized, branded forecasts and severe weather bulletins to over 125 million Americans each day via the Internet, mobile devices and IPTV, through the airwaves, and in print. The 113 meteorologists at AccuWeather deliver a portfolio of customized products and services to media, business, government, and institutions, and inform millions of visitors worldwide through the free AccuWeather.com website. AccuWeather also provides content onto more than 50,000 third-party Internet sites, the ABC-Owned Television Station Group, and washingtonpost.com. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.
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