SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - January 2, 2008 - blinkx, the world's largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Real Estate TV, the U.K.'s only property channel, to give viewers access to the best real estate video showcase on the Web today. Through this partnership, Real Estate TV's popular online property programming will be fully searchable and playable at www.blinkx.com. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will also place contextually relevant advertising against the footage, and will share resulting advertising revenue with Real Estate TV.
Covering every area within the property sector, Real Estate TV's entertaining property programming helps buyers make informed decisions about all of their real estate ventures. Broadcasting 24 hours a day from all over the world, Real Estate TV offers buyers and agents an edge on the housing market with the most comprehensive and visually compelling real estate programming.
"Looking for real estate online is very popular but pictures alone provide viewers with a limited impression of the property," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. "That's why we are thrilled to offer Real Estate TV's unique content to our viewers, giving them the opportunity to take a highly engaging video tour of the property and make informed buying decisions."
"Our mission is to serve people who have an active interest in great property programming and investments in real estate," said Mark Dodd, founder and managing director, Real Estate TV. "blinkx's unique technology and vast network means Real Estate TV's high quality property programming is now easily accessible and available to a worldwide 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 audio and visual analysis 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 Real Estate TV
Launched in October 2004, Real Estate TV is the U.K.'s leading property channel and aimed at viewers looking to invest in property, or simply keep their fingers on the pulse of the market, both at home and abroad. It broadcasts information on property selling and buying, investment areas and how to increase the value of your home. It is shown on Sky channel 274, Virgin media and also via its award winning broadband IPTV service on its Web site, www.realestatetv.tv.
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