blinkx Partners with KoldCast TV for Original Programming
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — January 8, 2013 — blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with KoldCast TV, an international television network of original entertainment programming, to give blinkx users access to premium Internet television series, short films and documentaries. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will place contextually relevant advertising against these videos and share resulting revenue with KoldCast TV.
Largely created by independent television producers and filmmakers from around the world, and all a result of highly selective programming choices, KoldCast TV’s episodic shows span every genre from family-friendly kid shows to immersive sci-fi adventures. With top shows like Stuck: The Chronicles of David Rea, Hipsterhood, Malice, Clutch, Ruby Skye P.I. and The Marriage Counselor among their 225+ original series, KoldCast continually introduces the best of independent television programming to entertainment viewers. By partnering with blinkx, KoldCast TV’s impressive roster of professionally produced series will be simple to search and discover, giving a broad new audience seeking high-quality programming access to hundreds of exciting new shows.
“As consumers turn more frequently to the Web for their video entertainment, there is a growing demand for high-quality, TV-style content,” said Julia Blystone, chief marketing officer, blinkx. “Through this partnership with KoldCast TV we are able to provide our audience, which has come to expect professional level entertainment, with fantastic original programming to watch whenever and wherever they choose.”
“Whether through Connected TV’s and mobile devices or our relationships with broadcast and cable TV networks, we are always seeking out new ways to reach the broadest possible audience with the shows we are so proud of, ” said David S. Samuels, CEO, KoldCast TV. “blinkx, already known for featuring professionally produced content from across the Web, is a natural fit for furthering our online distribution. Its advanced search capabilities will allow fans of particular series or genres to easily discover the kind of shows they will love.”
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 800 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.
About KoldCast Entertainment Media
KoldCast Entertainment Media, LLC is an entertainment licensing, representation, distribution, production, and marketing company specializing in television properties, which includes original episodic programming developed for Internet and linear television as well as documentaries and short films produced by filmmakers from around the world. KoldCast TV, a division of KoldCast Entertainment Media, is an international television network which distributes programming to entertainment consumers around the world via (1) the KoldCast TV Network site, found at www.koldcast.tv, (2) dedicated KoldCast Channels on set-top boxes, connected/smart TV’s and mobile devices, and (3) unique strategic relationships with broadcast and cable TV networks and other television distribution venues around the world. More information is available at http://www.koldcastcorp.com/.
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