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blinkx Works with PBS to Add Hundreds of Hours of Documentary, News and Educational Streaming Video Content to Its Search Index
Diverse Selection of PBS Streaming Video Now Fully Searchable at www.blinkx.com
SAN FRANCISCO – April 30, 2007 – blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced that a wide array of PBS streaming video content will now be indexed and easily searchable at www.blinkx.com.
blinkx users can find PBS’ award-winning educational, news and public affairs streaming content online, and will be able to search a broad variety of documentaries and other popular PBS programs. They will also find an array of educational programming, including streaming content made for classroom learning.
“Working with blinkx is a great opportunity for PBS to bring more users to our ever-growing inventory of streaming video content,” said Jason Seiken, Senior VP, PBS Interactive.
“People are turning to the Web more and more for their news and entertainment,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CEO and Founder of blinkx. “We’re pleased to add PBS’ content to our index, and make their innovative and informative content fully searchable and more accessible.”
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video. With more than 150 partners and 7,000,000 hours of indexed video and audio content, including favorite TV moments, news clips, short documentaries, music videos, video blogs and more, blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches.
blinkx is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 7,000,000 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 Garage Video 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 a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
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