blinkx Adds Award-Winning Product Visionary Trent Wheeler to Leadership Team
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.— April 17, 2013— blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced the appointment of Trent Wheeler as Senior Vice President of Product. In his new role, Wheeler will be responsible for product strategy across blinkx, leading all product and technology teams to create a unified product vision, direction and management process.
“Trent has been developing innovative, award-winning software for over 14 years, delivering successful products for top video technology brands,” said S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx. “As we continue to expand our product offerings, I’m confident that Trent’s unique blend of product management experience and background in media technology will be a tremendous asset to us, and will help accelerate growth.”
Trent has been a Silicon Valley professional and technology innovator for over a decade. He has a wide and varied skill set, and has built products ranging from mobile consumer applications, to consumer and business video and advertising products, to enterprise software development tools. Most recently, Trent worked at Rovi (NASAQ: ROVI), formerly known as Macrovision, a global leader in the content discovery, video delivery and advertising solution space. There, he was responsible for video and consumer electronics products, including Rovi’s TotalGuide, an innovative video discovery solution to help users find video across cable, internet, satellite, and other channels. Trent also ran DivX, Sidereel, MainConcept, and many other leading video technology brands while at Rovi.
Trent earned a B.A. in Economics and Religious Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.
blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the world’s most advanced video engine. blinkx links viewers with content distributors and monetizes those interactions through advertising. Through its flagship site, blinkx.com, the company pioneered video search on the Internet and today has an index of over 35 million hours of searchable video and more than 800 media partnerships. In addition, blinkx powers video search for many of the world’s most frequented sites, including Ask.com and AOL. blinkx continues to develop innovative approaches to digital video distribution, and has expanded into mobile video and Connected TV through partnerships with Samsung, Sony, Roku and other industry leaders. blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, CA and London, England. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
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