San Francisco, CALIF - September 18, 2006 - blinkx, the world's largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Freecaster, the world's largest library of extreme sports clips. blinkx will index hours of Freecaster's premiere sports and music clips and make it fully searchable at www.blinkx.tv.
Under the terms of this agreement, blinkx users will have access to Freecaster's unique sporting and music clips. Users can find highlights from events like the Red Bull Air Race World Series, the Red Bull X Fighters and the Braun cruZer Tour. blinkx.tv will also feature Freecaster's major athlete and rock star profiles, as well as exciting extreme sports DVD trailers.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with blinkx," said Raymond Dulieu, founder of Belgium-based Freecaster. "With blinkx's unique search technology, users will be able to access our quality extreme sports and music clips quickly and easily. This reinforces our motivation to constantly improve on our level of service and on the quality of our content which will remain accessible free of charge"
"We are pleased to add Freecaster's exciting sports and entertainment content to blinkx," said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and Founder of blinkx. "This partnership will allow blinkx to further its commitment to providing users with the most comprehensive video search index on the Web."
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 100 partners and six 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.tv is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx.tv has indexed more than 6,000,000 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 Garage Video 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 a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.tv.
Freecaster is a media platform created by Raymond Dulieu, CEO of Kjerag, a Belgium based pan-European youth marketing consultancy. Web sites subscribe at no charge, to the sport or music channel of their choice to offer their audience free access to high quality video on-demand. Freecaster offers event coverage, DVD trailers, music video clips, and exclusive interviews across 14 extreme sports & 4 music channels. Any rights holder can supply content free of charge as Freecaster is funded by advertising. Freecaster won the 2004 Apple Design Award for Best QuickTime Content for Entertainment.
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