SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - January 8, 2008 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with ITN Source, one of the world’s leading providers of professional video content, to give blinkx viewers direct access to ITN Source’s market-leading collection of moving image libraries and stock footage on the Web. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against the footage, and will share resulting advertising revenue with ITN Source.
With over 800,000 hours of footage, ITN Source is a one-stop shop for professional video content. Ranging from moving images of news, drama, natural history, celebrities, comedy, music, science, wildlife and film, ITN Source’s expansive collection of commercial footage delivers video content for any creative project or production.
“We’re thrilled to partner with ITN Source,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “Through this partnership, we’re able to further our commitment to our users by offering them the most comprehensive archive of professional video footage on the Web today.”
The new relationship will initially make available and fully searchable 5,000 hours of ITN Source’s diverse commercial archive of professional video footage at www.blinkx.com. Viewers can then download and buy the clips they need from www.itnsource.com.
Mark Wood, CEO of ITN, said: “ITN Source’s vast library of iconic footage and moving imagery helps anyone working in corporate production, feature films, gaming or television production to find the content they need. blinkx’s unique technology and vast network means ITN Source is now able to bring its content more easily to a broader 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 ITN Source
ITN Source is the world's leading provider of and the creative industries' first choice for professional video content, amassing the largest and most diverse compilation of moving image libraries, which includes a growing collection of HD material. With over 800,000 hours of iconic film and inspiring stock footage, ITN Source works with such outlets as Reuters and Fox News and is the destination for video content from the last 24 hours back to 1896.
Part of ITN, a leading global news and multimedia content company, ITN Source is headquartered in London with offices around the world in locations including New York, Los Angeles, Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Sydney and Tokyo.
For further information, visit www.itnsource.com
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