blinkx Introduces Beta Version of blinkx VideoAdvantage
Independent publishers can now deliver blinkx’s premium video content to their audiences
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — blinkx, the Internet Media platform powered by CORE video technology, today announced a beta version of its new blinkx VideoAdvantage. Publishers who leverage blinkx VideoAdvantage will be enabled to power their Web and mobile properties with content from blinkx’s premium video catalogue, with the opportunity to share in video advertising revenue with blinkx.
blinkx VideoAdvantage will provide publishers a solution to easily embed video on their sites with virtually no implementation cost. A self-serve portal allows publishers to choose from a rich catalog of premium video content, track everything from video views to revenue, and customize their video playback experience. These configurable video widgets allow publishers to maintain their current look and feel, as well as personalize the video experience for their viewers. Leveraging its proprietary AdHoc platform, blinkx will place contextually relevant advertising against these videos and share resulting revenue with the publisher.
“Today, US consumers watch nearly 41 billion videos a month online, and over 74 million viewers are accessing video through mobile devices. blinkx VideoAdvantage will allow publishers to capitalize on this growing trend, satisfy their consumers through the addition of an in-demand medium and add a meaningful, incremental revenue stream to their site experience,” said S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx. “This exciting and flexible product is directly in line with our goal to video enable the text Web and to provide video whenever and wherever a consumer wants to watch it.”
The blinkx VideoAdvantage publisher portal will encompass:
- Content – Premium videos from over 900 content providers are available in pre-built or completely curated channels.
- Configuration – Multiple video units for the Web and mobile are made easily available, with customization for size, style, number of channels and more.
- Reporting – Dashboard access allows for tracking of traffic, video views and publisher revenue earnings.
The beta version of blinkx VideoAdvantage is currently available to select publishers. Those interested are asked to send an inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find highly targeted, relevant rich media on the Web. The company has signed more than 900 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.
Founded in 2004, blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is an Internet media platform that connects digital consumers with advertisers through professionally generated content. blinkx pioneered Internet video search using its patented COncept Recognition Engine (CORE) technology that leverages speech, text and image analysis to deeply understand the content and context of videos. This results in improved search relevancy for consumers and a brand safe environment for advertisers. With a rapidly growing index of millions of hours of searchable video derived from over 900 media partnerships, blinkx powers video search on leading online properties including Ask and AOL. blinkx continues to develop innovative approaches to distribute and monetize digital video content across personal computers, smartphones, tablets and connected TV through partnerships with leading brands such as Samsung, Sony and Roku. blinkx is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices worldwide. For more information please visit www.blinkx.com.