San Francisco, Calif. - May 30, 2006 - blinkx, the smartest thing on the Web, today announced a partnership with Sky News, Europe's first 24-hour news channel. Under the agreement, Sky News will provide blinkx index with hundreds of news clips each week, providing a broad and unique addition to the growing list of news sources at www.blinkx.tv.
Sky News clips cover a range of topics that include world news, entertainment and financial news and updates. Under the agreement, blinkx will automatically index and transcribe Sky News' content improving users' ability to search and navigate through this rich content resource.
"Sky News is one of the most respected news sources in the world and we are delighted to be partnering with them. Our users demand breadth and quality when it comes to content and Sky News is uniquely positioned to provide both," said Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx.
"We are delighted that blinkx is showcasing our brand and range of exciting content. It's increasingly important for Sky News to be represented in the non-linear environment," said Steve Bennedik, editor of Sky News Networked Media.
blinkx is the only search engine optimized for rich media content. It uses advanced speech recognition technology to automatically index and transcribe Sky News' content, making it easy to search through literally word for word.
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.
About Sky News
Since its launch in 1989, Sky News has established itself as a formidable and innovative force in the world of news broadcasting. It now provides news to around 98 million people in 36 countries in Europe alone. Valued for fairness, balance and journalistic objectivity by both viewers and regulators, the award-winning channel has also earned a reputation for the speed of its 24-hour coverage and flexibility in reporting live news - first.
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