SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. — August 17, 2011 — blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Future Publishing, http://www.futureplc.com, one of the UK’s largest special interest publishers. Future Publishing’s content will now be available and fully searchable on www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique Ad-Hoc platform, blinkx will place relevant advertising alongside this premium content and share resulting revenue with Future Publishing.
Future is a leader in the field of digital publishing and was named Consumer Digital Publisher of the Year at the annual UK Association of Online Publishers Awards – becoming the first magazine publisher to win the Award. Future also won the Grand Prix Award at the event in June. Its web and mobile sites deliver 160 million page impressions every month to over 25 million unique users. Future has well over 100 digital editions and bespoke apps available for iPad users. Digital now accounts for a third of all Future’s commercial revenues. And its development of video on demand is rightly regarded as market leading.
“Future Publishing has a wide variety of high-quality special interest content – we are delighted to be able to provide this caliber of fun and informative content to enthusiasts in our global audience,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx.
“Future provides compelling and informative content for passionate enthusiasts across a range of interests, from cycling and automotive, to craft, technology, music and film. Video content is a key strategic driver for our business moving forward.” said Mark Wood, UK CEO of Future Publishing. “We are excited to partner with blinkx as its unique technology and advanced search capabilities provide the perfect medium to allow fans everywhere to easily discover and watch relevant video content online.”
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 has 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.
Future plc is an international special-interest media group, listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today we have operations in the UK, US and Australia creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events. We hold market-leading positions in games, film, music, technology, cycling, automotive and crafts. Our biggest-selling magazines include T3, Total Film, Classic Rock, Guitar World and Official Xbox Magazine. Our websites include gamesradar.com, bikeradar.com, and techradar.com. Future sells more than 3 million magazines each month; we attract more than 20 million unique visitors to our websites; and we host 27 annual live events. In addition, Future exports or syndicates publications to 90 countries, making us the UK’s number one exporter and licensor of monthly magazines.
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