blinkx Delivers Premium Content to Roku with New App
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.—May 26, 2011—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that a blinkx app is now available on Roku, the leading Internet TV platform. The app can be found in Roku’s Channel Store and allows customers to seamlessly search, discover and watch high quality videos from blinkx’s extensive index of professionally produced content.
Introduced in 2008, the award-winning Roku streaming players provide an easy, affordable and reliable way for customers to access a variety of entertainment choices instantly on their TV. In 2009, Roku added the Roku Channel Store, the first true app store and open development environment for long- and short-form streaming entertainment to the TV. With more than 225 entertainment channels—now including blinkx—Roku players deliver the best collection of streaming entertainment available for the TV.
“Roku recently hit more than 15 million channel downloads, in part due to our expanding selection of entertainment in the Roku Channel Store,” said Jim Funk, vice president of business development at Roku. “With the addition of this new app to our growing content library, our customers will be able enjoy the rich online video content that blinkx has to offer, directly from their TVs.”
The blinkx app for Roku gives customers the ability to search through blinkx’s index of premium content and immediate access to four distinct and engaging video channels:
• Sports – an action-packed channel showcasing the latest highlights, interviews and game updates from the world of sports
• News – a breaking news channel featuring top stories from around the world, culled from the “Inform Me” channel on blinkx.com
• 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
• Fun – a riveting playlist of hilarious bloopers, amazing stunts, ridiculous pranks and cute animals, drawn from blinkx Beat
“Roku’s streaming players are renowned for bringing the best in entertainment to TVs,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO at blinkx. “We’re thrilled to offer the blinkx app, which combines our robust video search technology with our massive index of professionally produced video, to Roku customers everywhere.”
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.
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 – the growing amount of TV and user-generated content on the Web means keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx’s patented search technologies listen to—and even see—video on 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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