blinkx Adds Top Entertainment Content from Double Agent
28 Jul 2005
Partnership with Double Agent Enables blinkx.tv to Deliver Unique Video and Intelligence On Hollywood Gossip, Fast Cars and Dating Advice
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - July 18, 2005 - blinkx, the smartest thing on your computer and on the Web, today announced a content partnership with Double Agent, www.doubleagent.com. Under the terms agreement, blinkx.tv will be able to index video content from the Double Agent site and make it fully searchable.
Double Agent provides the latest intelligence on the world of women, fast cars, the most daring stunts, crazy events and the latest gossip in Hollywood. Their "spies" fan out and search for the juiciest tidbits on the hottest stars, like the rumor of Katie Holmes as the new Wonder Woman; exciting events, such as the launch of the new 2006 Corvette; and other esoteric items, from kung-fu monkeys, to the BMX death jump. In addition, Double Agent provides video coverage of fashion shows, celebrity interviews, movie trailers, cool commercials, and photo shoots while supplying dating advice, dating stories, the latest gadgets and hot dating spots. blinkx.tv will automatically index Double Agent's content and make it fast and easy find on www.blinkx.tv. Users will now be able to jump into the video and go directly to the piece of information they are searching for.
"We are very excited to enter this relationship with blinkx, as their unique technology will make it possible for our users to more intelligently search through our vast amount of original content," said Andrew Simon, of Double Agent.
"Double Agent's content appeals to a broad audience and we are extremely pleased to announce our partnership with them. The new content will give blinkx users more variety in their search for entertainment," said Jon Gregg, Vice President of Business Development, blinkx.
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.