Revolutionizes Online Video Search Experience With Embeddable Video Wall and Customizable My Playlist Feature

New Site Offers Users the Most Commercial and Viral Content With a TV-like


Oct 10, 2006, 01:00 ET from blinkx

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, (, the
 largest video search engine on the Web, today unveiled a new site that
 combines the 'sit back and watch' element of traditional television with
 the interactive experience of searching and watching video online.
     blinkx is the only search engine optimized for discovering rich media
 on the Web, and it now delivers results in an interface designed for
 sampling and showcasing video footage. With the introduction of
 customizable Video Walls, automatically generated popular content Channels,
 and a My Playlist feature, blinkx gives users a fun way to interact with
 online video, customize their own channels, and have more control in how
 they explore rich media on the Web.
     "People are much better at understanding information visually, so we
 redesigned to display video in a way that's both efficient and
 compelling to the eye," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO,
 blinkx. "We've always worked to get to the heart of rich media content at
 blinkx. Two years ago, we reinvented video search with advanced speech
 recognition and transcription technology, rather than standard
 metadata-based keyword solutions; now we've transformed the way we present
 the results to users. Video should be delivered visually, not as a
 text-based list of results."
     Key features include the following:
     Video Wall
     Users can now click "wall it" after searching to create a customized
 Video Wall of results. The Video Wall is a large screen composed of 25
 individual screens, each showing a preview of a different video clip. In
 this format, users can see many more results at a glance than in a text
 list, and can scroll over the clips to watch a preview, making it easy to
 choose the most interesting footage. Users can embed their customized Video
 Walls in other websites, like their blog or myspace page, so they can share
 interests with others.
     My Playlist
     blinkx is introducing an easy way to create a customized channel
 experience with My Playlist. Users will have control over how they group
 and watch clips by dragging and dropping clips into My Playlist, which will
 then play clips consecutively as a customized channel. Once created,
 Playlists can also be shared with other users over e-mail.
     Users will find auto-generated channels of the most timely and popular
 topics on the new homepage. In addition, when a user conducts a
 search, blinkx will suggest relevant channels based on the user's initial
 search topic that will appear as suggestions in addition to individual
 video clips search results.
     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. blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology that delivers
 results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based
 keyword searches. With the new Website, blinkx is advancing the way in
 which users can benefit from online video by giving them more control and
 more visual functionality, creating a more TV like experience.
     About blinkx is the world's largest and most comprehensive video search
 engine. Today, has indexed more than 6,000,000 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 .
      Julia Blystone
      OutCast Communications

SOURCE blinkx