San Francisco, Calif. - August 2, 2005 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, announced a content agreement today with online news pioneer Internet Broadcasting. Under the agreement, blinkx will use its voice recognition software and automatic indexing technology to make video clips from Internet Broadcasting searchable on the Web at www.blinkx.tv.
Internet Broadcasting, producer of over 70 television station Websites, is a leader in TV-Web convergence. With hundreds of news video clips published daily, Internet Broadcasting will be a rich source of relevant video content for blinkx visitors. In exchange, blinkx becomes a new content distribution partner for Internet Broadcasting.
"We are very happy to be partnering with blinkx. Their ability to automatically index and make content searchable within news video will help extend our reach," said Clayton Rose, Internet Broadcasting's VP of Business Development.
"Internet Broadcasting provides a much needed and important service to the public. We are pleased to partner with them in helping bring consumers information relevant to their daily lives," said Jon Gregg, VP Business Development, blinkx.
About Internet Broadcasting
Internet Broadcasting produces over 70 television news and information Websites for broadcast partners including NBC, Hearst-Argyle, Cox, Post-Newsweek, McGraw-Hill, and Scripps Howard. With an audience of over 12 million monthly unique visitors, Internet Broadcasting is one of the top news and information sources on the Web, providing a national audience to advertisers and "news that hits home" to consumers from the most trusted news. For more information, visit www.ibsys.com.
blinkx.TV and advanced audio/video analysis
blinkx TV combines advanced speech recognition and transcription techniques with intelligent Context Clustering Technology (CCT) and a patented context prediction and synchronization technology to analyze and understand the actual content (spoken words) of an audio/video file, delivering unparalleled automation, accuracy and access to multimedia content from the web. The output of these analytical sub-processes are stored as further metadata tracks, alongside the digitally encoded content itself; not only does blinkx know what was said, blinkx knows exactly when it was said.
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.