SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - February 6, 2008 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Estates Gazette TV (EG TV) to give viewers free access to an expansive library of topical broadcasts and stories affecting the UK property industry. Through the partnership, Estates Gazette’s Internet TV channel will be fully searchable and playable at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against the footage, and will share resulting advertising revenue with Estates Gazette TV.
EG TV includes an online archive of stories with recent programmes featuring the UK housing crisis, industry reaction to Real Estate Investment Trusts and the impact of the credit crunch on the market.
“It is imperative for property buyers and sellers to stay informed on the ever-evolving and unpredictable real estate market,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “blinkx’s on-demand platform will allow EG TV’s viewers to search for and watch real estate news without having to work around a traditional television schedule.”
“We are thrilled to partner with blinkx,” said Geoff Hadwick, publishing director, Estates Gazette Group. “blinkx’s unique technology allows us to better serve our users and provides a great platform to reach a global audience.”
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx serves more than 50 million unique visitors every month. 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 plc (LSE 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 EG TV
Launched in 2004 to provide topical news and interviews, EG TV is a free access site provided by the Estates Gazette Group, part of Reed Business Information and the largest provider of commercial property news and information in Europe.
The EG Group’s flagship title, Estates Gazette, is complemented by the web-based services EGi, EG PropertyLink and EG TV. The Group also includes EuroProperty and AsiaProperty, representing the Group’s European and Asian position while EG Capital is a recent addition covering the real estate finance markets. The EG Group events portfolio has grown substantially over the last three years and now organises the key annual industry awards and conferences.
For more information, please visit www.estatesgazettegroup.com.
blinkx Press Contacts:
+1 (415) 321 1894
+44 (0)20 8834 3454
EG TV Press Contact:
Estates Gazette Group
+44 (0)20 7911 1859