Blinkx brings 35 Million hours of video to Boxee in new APP
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—February 18, 2011—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that a blinkx app will soon be available on Boxee. The app will be offered through Boxee’s App Library and will allow audiences to seamlessly search, discover and watch professionally produced Internet video from top content partners across blinkx’s index of 35 million hours of video content.
Boxee aggregates the best Internet content and locally stored media and makes them available through an easy-to-use interface that’s designed for a TV and remote. Boxee is available as a free download for Mac and Windows computers as well as via the Boxee Box by D-Link. The Boxee Box is a set-top box powered by Boxee that brings everything you love to watch on the Web to your TV without the need for a PC. Through the Boxee App Library and via Boxee’s unique QWERTY remote, users can find and download apps from the most popular video, music, and photo services including Netflix, VUDU, NHL, MLB, Pandora, Flickr and soon blinkx!
“Boxee’s mission is to bring all the stuff people love watching on the Web onto their TVs in a way that makes sense and we’re thrilled to offer blinkx on our platform,” said Andrew Kippen, VP of Marketing for Boxee. “As watching video from the Internet on your TV becomes mainstream, the blinkx app will allow our users to easily discover and watch premium videos from the comfort of their own living room.”
The blinkx app for Boxee gives users the ability to search across blinkx’s index of more than 35 million hours of video on the Web and offers three distinct entertainment channels:
- Popular – an editorialized roundup of the most popular videos from across the Web, including the latest shocking news from Hollywood and jaw-dropping human feats
- News – a breaking news channel featuring top news stories from around the world, culled from the “Inform Me” channel on blinkx.com
- Fun! – a riveting playlist of hilarious bloopers, amazing stunts, ridiculous pranks and cute animals, drawn from blinkx Beat
“The proliferation of Internet-enabled TVs and intelligent set-top boxes means viewers will soon be able to tap into the Web’s vast domain of video content directly from their televisions,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “The blinkx app, which combines our robust search technology with our massive index of online video, perfectly complements Boxee’s existing entertainment options and will further allow Boxee users to find, discover and enjoy the best that Internet video has to offer.”
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 has also opened its TV API to provide partners in the fast-growing Connected TV ecosystem—from box makers and TV manufacturers, to app developers and game consoles—access to blinkx’s video index.
Boxee is a new way to think about TV. We believe TV should be personal. With a Boxee connected to your TV, you can watch any TV show from the Internet, movies from services like Netflix, VUDU, MUBI, and OpenFilm, and enjoy all the rest the Internet has to offer that will never make it to broadcast TV. We believe your TV should be connected to your friends. Boxee automatically delivers video recommendations from your friends on Facebook and Twitter to your TV and lets you share stuff with them from the click of the remote. More than a million people use Boxee to enjoy their entertainment. Learn how you can join them at www.boxee.tv.
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.
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