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Amino picks blinkx for search, recommendation service

Video search engine blinkx and IPTV platform supplier Amino Communications have signed a contract to develop an integrated search, recommendation and personalisation service. The service is powered by blinkx technology to be deployed on Amino’s hybrid/OTT set-top boxes, including the Amino Freedom, which brings broadcast, on-demand TV, open internet and local content together in a single device. Amino Communications has chosen to incorporate blinkx functionality into its Amino Freedom media centre. Through the deal, Amino will use Blinkx’s vast internet video index and functionality to fuse broadcast and broadband TV on devices.