SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, (www.blinkx.tv), 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 blinkx.tv 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:
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.
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 blinkx.tv 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.
blinkx.tv is the world's largest and most comprehensive video search
engine. Today, blinkx.tv 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 www.blinkx.tv .