blinkx Partners With VODEO.TV, Adding French Documentary and Television Trailers to Search Index

1500 Hours of French Television Content Now Fully Searchable at

May 08, 2007, 01:00 ET from blinkx

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 8 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest video
 search engine, today announced a content partnership with VODEO.TV, a
 leading Video-On-Demand portal dedicated to information and discovery in
 the French-speaking world. Under the terms of the agreement, blinkx will
 transcribe and index VODEO.TV's video content, making it easy for users to
 find and watch at
     VODEO.TV makes thousands of documentaries and popular television
 programs available online on topics from nature, travel, and science to
 current affairs and sports and leisure. Today, audiences can view or
 purchase more than 3,000 programs via remote loading, streaming or
     "With more people around the world turning to the Web for TV shows and
 movies, we're thrilled to expand our international user base by partnering
 with VODEO.TV and growing the French content in our search index," said
 Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx.
     "We are excited to partner with blinkx. With their innovative approach
 to searching rich media content, new audiences all over the world will be
 able to find programs about the subjects they are fond of and view our
 trailers and shows," said Frederic Pie, CEO of VODEO.TV.
     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 150 partners and 7,000,000 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.
     About blinkx
     blinkx is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today,
 blinkx has indexed more than 7,000,000 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 Garage Video
 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 a privately-held company
 based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at
     About VODEO.TV
     VODEO.TV is a leading Video-On-Demand portal in the French-speaking
 world, fully dedicated to information and discovery. VODEO.TV was launched
 in September 2005, aiming at making documentaries and TV programmes on all
 topics affecting our world available online. Today, more than 3000 programs
 can be watched via remote loading, streaming or DVD-on-Request.
     VODEO.TV is owned by La Banque Audiovisuelle (LBA), one of the
 principal French players in the development of technical solutions for
 digitization, storage and distribution of video content via the Internet.
 LBA conceives, develops and ensures leading maintenance and VOD marketing
 platforms for rights holders eager to manage their audio-visual content
     Press Contact:
     Rachel Petersen
     Outcast Communications
     Frederique Boyer
     Bermudes RP
     +33 1 41 10 42 90

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