San Francisco, CALIF. - January 22, 2007 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with QVC UK, the home shopping channel, which features products for all of your shopping needs - from jewelry to home electronics. blinkx will index QVC UK’s daily shopping video content and make it fully searchable at www.blinkx.com.
QVC UK online allows users to take control of their home shopping experience with the QVC Video Centre. The QVC Video Centre allows users to choose and buy products from a variety of specially recorded videos, live TV footage, and product clips. The Video Centre gives users the power to view and buy their favorite QVC products whenever they choose.
“When people think of television shopping, they think of QVC,” said Simon Leach, Commercial Manager, QVC UK. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with blinkx because it helps us extend our content to a broader audience. With blinkx’s technology, our users can quickly and easily find all of their favorite QVC products and programs.”
“blinkx offers the widest variety of video and audio content on the Web today,” said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and Founder of blinkx. “We’re pleased to add QVC UK to our index because it provides our users with the highest quality home shopping programming 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 100 partners and seven 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 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 QVC UK
QVC UK, with net sales of Â£305 million in 2005, is part of a $6.5 billion global business which reaches over 160 million homes worldwide. The company offers a wide variety of brand name products within its categories of apparel & beauty, jewelry, home innovation and home style. QVC is a subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.
QVC UK broadcasts from Marco Polo House, London, 24 hours a day, 364 days a year with 17 hours of live programming each day (from 09:00 to 02:00 UK time). The Customer Operations Centre is located in Knowsley, Merseyside. On 31 December 2005 QVC was available to 17.8 million digital terrestrial, satellite and cable homes in the UK. QVC’s website is www.qvcuk.com.
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