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 http://www.blinkx.com.
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.
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
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
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