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blinkx Partners With Craze Films, Film Chest and Renderyard to Bring Users Top Documentaries, Classic Movies and Independent Films

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—March 15, 2011—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced partnerships with digital entertainment leaders Craze Films, Film Chest and Renderyard to give viewers immediate access to nearly 1,000 full-length features from aspiring and award-winning filmmakers. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against these videos and share resulting advertising revenue with the partners.

From classic movies, to documentaries, to independent films, viewers can now find and enjoy the best from new and seasoned filmmakers on www.blinkx.com. Craze Films offers a rich selection of entertainment-related videos, ranging from music documentaries on beloved bands such as The Rolling Stones, Madonna and Pink Floyd, to full-length movies. Film Chest, with over 2,000 feature films in its library, manages one of the largest collections in the world, comprising of silent films, beloved Hollywood classics and groundbreaking cult movies. Renderyard was founded in London in 2004 by artist animator and painter Mark Reid in response to a shortage of Independent Film Festivals that showed experimental films. Today, Renderyard has become a resource for independent filmmakers and musicians, and offers a collection of feature films and documentaries.

“Film Chest has an extensive catalog that we’re growing by the day,” said Phil Hopkins, Film Chest co-founder. “We’re excited to partner with blinkx and further extend our reach by delivering this actively growing catalog to their global audience.”

“Craze Films, Renderyard and Film Chest offer an exciting collection of premium documentaries, movies and independent films from budding artists and world-renowned filmmakers,” said Suranga Chandratillake,founder and CEO of blinkx. “We’re thrilled to make these full-length features available to music and film enthusiasts on blinkx.”

 

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.

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.

About Craze Films

Craze Digital is a UK company specialize in the 360 degrees digital distribution of music, video and movies worldwide; via all platforms as Online, Cellular, Connected TV, iPad and iPhone with exclusive digital rights to over 20,000 songs by the biggest music acts, as well as over 3000 hours of great quality TV shows and more than 7,000 high quality motion picture full length feature films only with big names as Jackie Chan, Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Mel Gibson and many more.

About Film Chest

Film Chest owns one of the world’s largest collections of film, TV and stock footage.  Titles range from Hollywood classics (The Stranger, Metropolis, Till The Clouds Roll By) to vintage horror/sci-fi (The Giant Spider Invasion, Dementia 13) to Westerns, cartoons, documentaries and hard-to-find undergound and cult films.  Of these 2,000 titles, hundreds have already been restored, digitized, and are ready for use.  Their content can be found on Amazon, iTunes, Hulu, Vimeo and elsewhere.  Film Chest also serves as a frequent resource for broadcast outlets, including American Movie Classic and Turner Classic Movies.

About Renderyard

Renderyard is an International Digital Video Platform operating as both an Independent Film Festival and a Film Distribution Agency to provide aspiring and award-winning filmmakers, musicians and visual artists with the chance to watch a cutting-edge film catalogue, upload, screen, promote, sell and distribute a rich selection of work from documentaries, animations, online series, independent films to new music from around the world. As a film resource, Renderyard also provides a strong network facility for emerging new talent and dedicates an important part to work in partnership and build creative collaborations with leading video search engines and video platforms in Europe, USA and abroad. www.renderyard.com

Press Contacts for blinkx

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

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

Charles Lytle
Christopher Wren
Citigroup Global Markets Ltd
NOMAD and Broker for blinkx plc
+44 207 986 4000