SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - April 16, 2008 - blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a partnership with Revision3 (www.revision3.com), an online television network that creates and produces its own original, broadcast-quality shows. Revision3’s smart, on-demand programming can now be easily accessed at www.blinkx.com. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will leverage its unique AdHoc platform to place contextually relevant advertising against Revision3’s content and share resulting advertising revenue.
Revision3, the “TV network for the Internet generation,” was created in 2005 by tech gurus Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson and David Prager for those who take little interest in traditional television. Priding itself on providing viewers with content that entertains, educates and expands life experiences, Revision3 delivers professionally-produced, cutting-edge programs that span a number of genres, including tech tips and product reviews on “Tekzilla” and commentary on comic books and graphic novels on “iFanboy.”
“The Internet has emerged as a fantastic platform for alternative television programming in the recent years,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “Those unsatisfied with current mainstream offerings can now seek their niche online, something Revision3 understands perfectly and aims to satisfy. We’re thrilled to bring Revision3’s quality programming to blinkx.”
“Our mission has always been to provide audiences with the programming they want to watch, whenever and wherever they want to watch it,” said Jim Louderback, CEO, Revision3. “Our partnership with blinkx not only extends our reach, but their advanced search technology furthers our commitment to making our content on-demand and easily accessible.”
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 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.
Revision3 is the first media company that gets it, born from the Internet, on-demand generation. Unlike aggregators, mash-ups, and user-generated video sites, Revision3 is an actual TV network for the Web, creating and producing its own original, broadcast-quality shows. www.Revision3.com
Press Contacts for blinkx:
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Press Contact for Revision3:
The Rosen Group
+1 (212) 255 8455