San Francisco, Calif. - June 5, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and the Web, today announced an agreement with Playboy.com, a leading men's lifestyle and entertainment website. The agreement will make free premium online content from the Playboy TV Jukebox, an online collection of popular Playboy TV shows, fully searchable via the blinkx.tv video search service.
blinkx users will be able to find clips from the most popular Playboy TV shows on blinkx.tv from funny hidden camera videos to sexy reality TV, including shows like "Naughty Amateur Home Videos," "Totally Busted," "7 Lives Xposed," "Adult Stars Close Up," "Sexy Girls Next Door," "Sexcetera," and others.
"We're excited to partner with blinkx because they offer a great video search service that will help our audience more easily find their favorite shows online," said Michael Sprouse, SVP of marketing for the Playboy Entertainment Group. "We also look forward to introducing more content down the road to new viewers through www.blinkx.tv."
blinkx is the only search technology optimized for rich media that has the ability to index and understand any type of rich media content on the web. The blinkx video search engine uses advanced voice recognition and speech-to-text technology to automatically index and transcribe video and audio on the Web, making it searchable right down to the individual spoken words.
"blinkx is happy to be partnering with Playboy.com because our users will be able to find an even wider range of content from news to sports to adult entertainment," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO of blinkx.
blinkx.tv offers users a safe button below the search box that can be easily turned on and off with the click of a mouse to include or restrain adult entertainment content from appearing within search results.
blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, is changing the way that people think about search. Only blinkx can harness the desktop, Web and TV - unifying content with a one stop search tool. Available to users on the Web at www.blinkx.com and www.blinkx.tv as well as free to download, blinkx automatically and intelligently links to content anywhere and in any format, on the Web, on the desktop and even on TV. blinkx's conceptual toolbar means users are no longer limited to keyword search; instead, blinkx assesses all the information that the user is actively viewing, and automatically recommends and retrieves relevant content, from local, Web and TV searches, based on context. In addition, www.blinkx.tv makes thousands of hours of TV content fully searchable and available on demand for the first time. blinkx is a privately-held company based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
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