San Francisco, CALIF - April 24, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with the National Geographic Channel, a television network committed to providing the best non-fiction programming from around the world. blinkx will index hundreds of hours of the National Geographic Channel’s audio and video content and make it fully searchable at www.blinkx.com.
Under the terms of this agreement, blinkx users will have access to hundreds of hours of exciting programming from the National Geographic Channel like Explorer, The Dog Whisperer and Naked Science. blinkx users will now be able to find and link directly to all of their favorite National Geographic Channel documentaries and adventure TV programming.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with blinkx to allow users greater access to our content,” said Brad Dancer, VP, Research & Digital Media of the National Geographic Channel. “The National Geographic Channel is committed to providing viewers with the most compelling documentaries, interviews, and adventures from around the world and we wanted to be sure that the content is easy to find and view. blinkx’s technology is ideal for our needs because it is the most effective technology for searching rich media.”
“blinkx offers the largest video and audio index on the Web today - and it is our goal to offer the widest variety of content to our users,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We’re thrilled to add the National Geographic Channel to our index because our users will now have even greater access to the widest variety of documentaries, interviews and real world TV online.”
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 150 partners and 7,000,000 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 is advancing the way in which users can benefit from online video by giving them more control and more visual functionality, creating a more TV like experience.
blinkx is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 7,000,000 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.com.
About National Geographic
Based at the National Geographic Society headquarters in Washington, D.C., the National Geographic Channel (NGC) is a joint venture between National Geographic Television & Film (NGT&F) and Fox Cable Networks (FCN). Since launching in January 2001, NGC initially earned some of the fastest distribution growth in the history of cable and more recently the fastest ratings growth in television. The network celebrated its fifth anniversary January 2006 with the launch of NGC HD which provides the spectacular imagery that National Geographic is known for in stunning high-definition. NGC has carriage with all of the nation's major cable and satellite television providers, making it currently available to 64 million homes. For more information, please visit www.nationalgeographic.com/channel.
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