November 11, 2008

Blinkx Advances Lead in Online Television

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today reached new growth milestones: with an index of over 32 million hours of online TV and video and more than 420 content partners, blinkx gives users a single point of access to the largest and most diverse array of rich media content on the Web.

Now processing over 7 million search queries daily, blinkx is the most effective video search engine on the Web. The blinkx content portfolio has expanded to include professionally-produced video content from more than 420 leading media companies such as Getty Images,, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Time Inc. and many more. The quality and breadth of blinkx's index propelled Web site traffic to 64 million unique visitors in September (comScore). In the same month, leading online measurement service Hitwise named blinkx a winner of their Top 10 Award, which recognizes Web sites for their popularity.

"Over the past 12 months, online video has undergone a sea change -- what was once the domain of short-form, user-generated material, has become the realm of prime time television content," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. "This year, major networks and media companies committed to the Internet as a distribution mechanism for their premium programming. As the world's largest, most advanced video search engine, blinkx is ideally positioned to help audiences, publishers and advertisers navigate this universe of fragmented, high-quality programming."

In the past year, blinkx has also added new top-tier syndication partners to its roster, including ITN, MSN UK and Rambler. Not only does blinkx continue to deliver solutions that help media companies monetize their content on the Internet, but the company is attracting brand name advertisers such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes and Exxon.

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 420 partners and 32 million 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.

About blinkx

blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 32 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


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