October 15, 2008
Players Network Teams Up With Blinkx, the World’s Largest Video Search Engine
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Players Network (BULLETIN BOARD: PNTV) , the leading Digital Media 3-Screen Network dedicated to Las Vegas Entertainment and the Gaming Lifestyle, announces today that it has launched two new channels on blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. The first channel, "Players Network" contains proprietary PNTV Gaming Lifestyle Content, while the second, "Vegas On Demand" features proprietary PNTV Las Vegas Entertainment Programming. Leveraging its unique AdHoc platform, blinkx will place contextually relevant advertising against the footage, and will share resulting advertising revenue with Players Network.
Blinkx users can access Players Network's free programming by selecting one of its branded channels on blinkx's partnership page, or by searching for keywords such as "gambling", "poker", "Vegas shows", etc. Viewers can also go directly to the Players Network channel by typing "channel:playersnetwork" or "channel:vegasondemand" into the search bar. Other unique features that blinkx.com offers include personal video playlists and customized Video Walls for blogs and other community Web sites. The initial blinkx launch of both Players Network channels include approximately 80 shows from Players Network's library of over 1,500 original Gaming and Las Vegas lifestyle programs.
"When consumers want to find a video about their area of interest, there is no better place to search for it than on blinkx. If that area is Las Vegas and the Gaming Lifestyle, they only need to enter keywords like 'Vegas', 'gambling', or 'poker' and blinkx's incredible search engine will instantly provide Players Network videos for them to watch," said Michael Berk, Players Network's President of Programming. "There is no venue on the Internet better than blinkx at delivering the videos consumers are searching for. We're very excited about having both new channels on blinkx."
"With gaming content growing exponentially in popularity online, it's important that we expand our index to include poker, blackjack and other casino content," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. "We're thrilled to partner with Players Network to bring our users some of the best gaming lifestyle footage on the Web."
About Players Network
Players Network is a Digital Media Company that focuses on the Las Vegas and Gaming Lifestyles, producing and distributing original content for its own VOD Channels on television in nearly 20,000,000 homes through Comcast Cable, Direct TV, AT&T's U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, and Tivocast, for its Broadband Network at http://www.playersnetwork.com/, Blinkx, Google, YouTube and Yahoo Video, and for DVD Home Video, mobile platforms, and through worldwide television syndication. Players Network has a 10-year history of providing consumers with quality Gaming and Las Vegas Lifestyle content, and the gaming industry with strategic partnership services in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, and throughout the worldwide Gaming Industry.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 26 million 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 user-generated content 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 based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at http://www.blinkx.com/.
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Contact Information Leslie Thomas 702-895-8884
CONTACT: Leslie Thomas, +1-702-895-8884, for Players Network
Web site: http://www.playersnetwork.com/