London, UK - 17 January, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, today announced a partnership deal with UKTV Ltd, the second largest multi-channel broadcaster in the UK. The agreement will make online clips from UKTV Style, UKTV Style Gardens and UKTV Food available and searchable for the first time at www.blinkx.tv.
UKTV offers a wide range of content including documentaries, comedy and lifestyle programmes. Through blinkx.tv, consumers can now log on and search for the exact clip they are looking for, whether it's top tips on how to detox or learning how to cook.
Consumers are increasingly using the internet as their primary resource for news and entertainment. However, with the explosion of multi-media it can be harder to find useful content. blinkx has simplified the process by aggregating video content from a wide variety of leading outlets, such as UKTV, and making it fully searchable at a single destination.
blinkx.tv is the only search engine optimised for rich media, allowing users to navigate the Web quickly and easily. Its unique technology uses speech recognition to index television clips, allowing people to find the specific clips they are looking for, rather than having to watch an entire programme for the specific clip they are looking for.
"Entertainment is increasingly becoming an online experience with users watching TV and video content through their internet connection. Partnering with UKTV adds hundreds of hours of sought after and useful entertainment to blinkx.tv. Now the whole family will be able to find and watch the exact content they are searching for, at one click of a button," explained Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and Founder of blinkx.
"We are excited to extend the reach of our online content through blinkx.tv. UKTV already has a large and growing following, and through blinkx, consumers can now log on, find and watch the clips they want - with no time constraints,
" said Andrew Watt, Head of New Media.
blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, is changing the way that people think about search. Only blinkx can harness the desktop, Web and TV - unifying content with a one stop search tool. Available to users on the Web at www.blinkx.com and www.blinkx.tv, as well as free to download, blinkx automatically and intelligently links to content anywhere and in any format, on the Web, on the desktop and even on TV. blinkx's conceptual toolbar means users are no longer limited to keyword search; instead, blinkx assesses all the information that the user is actively viewing, and automatically recommends and retrieves relevant content, from local, Web and TV searches, based on context. In addition, www.blinkx.tv makes thousands of hours of TV content fully searchable and available on demand for the first time. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.