blinkx to make the best new audio, video, series, and music fully searchable on
PodShow’s premiere episodic entertainment network
San Francisco, Calif. – Oct 31, 2007 – blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced that it will power video search for PodShow, the world’s #1 broadband entertainment network and leading distributor of independently produced episodic content. The partnership combines PodShow’s advanced episodic indexing with blinkx’s comprehensive video search engine that takes entertainment search to the next level that PodShow CEO and co-founder, Ron Bloom calls “Searchertainment.”
“Searching for entertainment should be as entertaining as the entertainment itself,” Bloom said. “By combining PodShow’s deep trove of episodic content with blinkx’s video search engine, we will enable PodShow’s audience to discover and share the best in new media from PodShow and across the net.”
“Searchertainment” is scheduled to launch on the PodShow Network with a complete feature-rich suite of all new functionality in the first quarter of 2008. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will generate revenue by delivering software and services to enhance search and discovery on the PodShow network.
“Podshow has always been a visionary in rich media on the Web,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We’re very proud to be powering search for this pioneering social media community to make millions of hours of content easily searchable for their users.”
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 220 partners and 18 million 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 (London AIM: BLNX) is the world’s most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 18 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
About PodShow, Inc.
PodShow™ is the #1 new media network, addressing a global audience of tens-of-millions, comprising PodShow+, PodShow Network, PodShowPDN, Podcast Alley, indiePodder and the Podsafe Music Network. PodShow+ makes independently produced media more accessible to an audience of tens-of-millions, providing resources for producers, and enabling marketers to take part in the digital media explosion. PodShow Productions produces serialized content and specials in audio and video for the PodShow Network. BTPodShow.com is a co-branded service from PodShow LTD in partnership with BT, enabling consumers in the UK and Ireland to create, connect and share their content on the PodShow network.
PodShowTV is a version of the PodShow Network developed specifically for television viewing audiences, distributed through products like AMD Live! CastBlaster Software enables thousands of producers to create and distribute audio podcasts and other productions on the windows platform. The PodShowPDN™ is the first high-performance content delivery network meeting the specific needs of podcasting, delivering a comprehensive creation, production, and delivery and monetization solution for independent producers and mainstream media companies. In every way, PodShow has greatly simplified the production experience for artists and listeners around the world. PodShow is a privately held company, backed by leading venture capital firms Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures and DAG Ventures.
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