SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF.—January 5, 2010—blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with FORA.tv, a leading Web site for videos about the people, issues and ideas changing the world. Under the terms of the agreement, more than 3,500 videos from FORA.tv will now be 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 FORA.tv.
FORA.tv is the Web's largest collection of unmediated video drawn from top conferences, universities and public forums. Conversations with today’s luminaries—including best-selling author Malcolm Gladwell, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, award-winning director James Cameron and hip hop artist Jay-Z—covering topics ranging from the environment and politics, to science, technology and culture are now available to blinkx users everywhere.
“blinkx is at the epicenter of the explosion of online video, helping a vast audience search, discover and share their favorite programs," said Blaise Zerega, CEO of FORA.tv. "We're excited to reach intelligent, engaged users with our provocative, big idea videos.”
“FORA.tv is an incredible source of high quality videos featuring leaders and visionaries from a wide range of disciplines,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We’re thrilled to provide our users with direct access to FORA.tv’s impressive library of enlightening discussions with some of today’s greatest minds.”
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.
FORA.tv is the leading site for intelligent video programs on the people, issues, and ideas changing the planet. FORA.tv presents the web’s largest collection of videos drawn from live events, lectures, interviews, and debates going on all the time at top universities, public forums, think tanks and conferences. As a pioneer in free, and fee-based video viewing of the world's most interesting political, social, and cultural issues, FORA.tv is the leading platform for hundreds of organizations from the Aspen Institute to Wired, to reach passionate and engaged audiences. FORA.tv has been named a Top 50 Web Site by TIME, and a Top Education Site by The Telegraph. FORA.tv is funded by a select group of investors led by William R. Hearst III and is based in San Francisco. FORA.tv can be found at http://fora.tv.
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