Goal.com Selects blinkx to Power Video Search
15 Oct 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. - October 15, 2007 - blinkx, the world's largest video search engine, today announced that it will power video search at Goal.com, the world's largest website for international soccer news.
Goal.com represents the largest football community in the world, with 16 language versions, covering 210 countries. Goal.com provides users with the breaking news, live scores, match previews and latest club news through its interactive web site and community forums. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will enable Goal.com to access blinkx's index of over 14 million hours of audio and video content. blinkx will bring video search and its popular video wall feature to the Goal.com website, in addition to automatically delivering relevant videos to accompany the thousands of text articles available to users at Goal.com
"We're delighted to be powering video for Goal.com," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. "Now soccer fans will be able to watch their favorite players, matches, or moments, while catching up on the latest football news or participating in community forums."
"Through our partnership with blinkx we're bringing our users the best rich media experience on the Web," said Chicco Merighi, president of Goal.com. "blinkx's extensive index of soccer video enables us to deliver exciting, relevant footage alongside our news and community features."
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 100 partners and 14 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 14 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.
Launched in 2006, Goal.com now represents the biggest football community in the world with 16 language version covering more than 210 countries, enables users from all cultures and lifestyles to communicate through sharing a great passion for football.
Inside the Goal.com community users can actively participate in live discussion forums, create their own personal space to gather mail, articles, share photos and videos.
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