SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—January 18, 2011—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that it will distribute exclusive video content from TV Guide Network. A continually expanding library of pop culture videos from TV Guide Network is now fully searchable and viewable at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against these videos and share resulting advertising revenue with TV Guide.
TV Guide Network offers entertainment fans exclusive coverage of Hollywood’s biggest stars, from interviews with TV and film celebrities at the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, to sneak peeks of what’s to come on hit shows like American Idol, Law and Order, Modern Family, NCIS and Dancing with the Stars. The Network also covers breaking news in Hollywood and celebrity fashion.
“Entertainment clips are some of the most sought after videos online,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “With TV Guide, an institution in the world of entertainment coverage for over 50 years, viewers know they will only get high-quality, professional content featuring today’s biggest celebrities, TV shows and movies.”
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 made more than 720 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 – 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 TV Guide
TV Guide Network is the true entertainment insider and the only network that celebrates Hollywood, its stars and the shows that fans adore. Committed to buzz-worthy, breakout programming and a rich, multi-platform viewing experience, TV Guide Network is seen in more than 80 million homes nationwide and online at TVGuide.com, a one-stop fan destination reaching more than 23 million unique users per month. TV Guide Network is home to some of America’s fan-favorite series including “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Weeds” and “Ugly Betty.” The network also takes fans behind-the-scenes of Hollywood with original programming that delivers the latest news on entertainment and pop culture, as well as live coverage of the industry’s biggest events such as the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards® and Primetime Emmy® Awards. TV Guide Network, TVGuide.com and the TV Guide brand are owned by Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), the leading next-generation studio, which produces the award-winning series “Mad Men” and “Weeds” and co-produces the acclaimed “Nurse Jackie,” and One Equity Partners, the private equity arm of JPMorgan Chase.
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