blinkx Users Relive Memorable Movie Moments Through New Partnership With AnyClip
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — May 9, 2012— blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with AnyClip (www.AnyClip.com), the company that redefines how people consume and enjoy online video, to give blinkx users access to clips from over 12,000 feature films in its vast library from studios including Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Vivendi Entertainment, First Look and Virgil Films.
blinkx and AnyClip will make it easy to watch any favorite movie moment, right at this moment. AnyClip’s tagging technology extracts and indexes over 5,000 individual pieces of metadata from each full-length feature film. This means cinema-savvy users can search for movie content via snippets of dialogue, actors, props, and much more in over 12,000 full-length feature films from the top studios. Whether it’s a quotable comedy, a pulse-pounding thriller, or a particular performance by an award-winning actor, blinkx users will now be able to search and share the moments that make us love a night at the movies.
“We’re thrilled to partner with AnyClip to offer our users access to such a wide variety of film clips from their ever-growing database of licensed content,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CEO, blinkx. “AnyClip has made films incredibly searchable, so we can hit the highlights and find our favorite moments quickly and easily – we’re very pleased to partner with another company that puts such importance on improving entertainment with technology.”
“Our innovative user experience and groundbreaking technology gives consumers an entirely new way to quickly and easily relive their favorite moments from their favorite movies,” said Oren Nauman, CEO, AnyClip. “Partnering with blinkx is an exciting opportunity for AnyClip to gain an even bigger movie-loving audience who already expect a seamless and advanced video search experience.”
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 signed 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 – 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.
AnyClip enables users to find any moment from any movie in its database. Its technology and innovative user experience allows consumers to relive their favorite moments from their favorite movies. AnyClip partners with film and television studios to create new promotional channels for movies and monetize their content catalog. Leveraging its distribution network, AnyClip allows third-party sites to provide their users with fun, exciting and legal movie content services, increasing traffic and ARPU. AnyClip was founded by Jerusalem Venture Partners (www.jvpvc.com) and GTI and is proud to have on its board industry luminaries such as Mickey Schulhof, former President and CEO of Sony America and Sony Media and Entertainment, Erel Margalit, Founder and Managing Partner of JVP who has led 15 NASDAQ IPOs to date, and Art Levitt, former CEO of Fandango, President of Disney Regional Entertainment and CEO of Hard Rock Café International.
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