blinkx Brings Premium Online Video to Sony Connected Devices
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— May 16, 2012—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that a blinkx app is now available on Sony Internet-enabled home entertainment devices. Consumers can now watch high quality videos from blinkx’s extensive index of professionally produced content on a variety of customized channels.
“Sony is a premier brand in consumer electronics, and has helped re-define the way we bring high quality entertainment into our homes,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CEO, blinkx. “We’re thrilled to offer the blinkx app, which combines our robust search technology with our massive index of professionally produced video to Sony customers.”
The blinkx app for Sony gives customers immediate access to blinkx’s index of premium content through 18 distinct and engaging video channels, including:
•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
•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
The blinkx app is available on Sony Internet-enabled devices including BRAVIA® TVs, Blu-ray Disc™ and streaming media players, and home theater systems.
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 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 – 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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