SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – JULY 16, 2008 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced the availability of blinkx Red Label, a complete, flexible solution that enables customers to harness the Video Web and capitalize on the thriving online video advertising market. Under the terms of a Red Label agreement, blinkx will deploy and power its patented video search technology on customers’ sites, delivering new revenue through advertising. Implementing blinkx Red Label is fast and free of charge, and gives customers access to the largest and most diverse index of video on the Web, as well as blinkx’s industry-leading search technology.
With the ubiquity of broadband, consumers today want and expect video to be part of their online experience; blinkx Red Label enables customers to incorporate rich media into their Web sites, enhancing the user experience and appeal of the site, while increasing its potential for monetization. The solution leverages blinkx’s patented, award-winning video search technology, and draws on the 26 million hours of premium video content in the blinkx index.
blinkx Red Label is an end-to-end solution that will be offered in two tiers based on the size of the portal or Web site: one for larger customers that will involve blinkx services, and the other a self-service portal for smaller sites.
“Whether you’re launching a new Web site, or want to integrate rich media into an existing site, blinkx Red Label delivers a complete solution for your video needs,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “We offer immediate, up-to-date access to the Web’s largest index of top quality video in addition to the world’s most powerful video search technology, with fast, easy integration.”
Unlike other search engines that attempt to repurpose technology built for the Text Web, blinkx uses a unique combination of patented conceptual search, speech recognition and visual analysis software to find and qualify online video more effectively than any other service today.
Benefits of blinkx Red Label
Fast, Easy Integration: There are no setup or professional services fees to deploy blinkx Red Label, and the average implementation takes just three hours. There are two available models for implementation:
• Fully Hosted: search results are hosted at blinkx.com, with the look-and-feel of the customer’s site
• XML: provides customers with complete control over display and on-page integration
Broad Flexible Functionality: A broad range of functionality enables customers to integrate blinkx Red Label in a variety of ways to best serve their site’s design and purpose. From advanced sorting and filtering features, including language and family filters, to innovative display and integration options, such as the unique blinkx Video Wall, blinkx Red Label can be customized to meet customers’ needs.
Instant Monetization: Online Video Advertising is the fastest growing segment of online advertising. Forrester Research predicts the market will reach $7.2 billion by 2012. blinkx Red Label enables customers to maximize revenue by using their own ads or ones delivered by blinkx. Highly targeted advertising can be delivered in a variety of innovative, user-friendly formats which yield a high CPM.
Complete: With access to 26 million hours of content from a wide range of sites across the Internet, blinkx Red Label delivers the most comprehensive, most current and most accurate Web video index in the world. blinkx’s 350 content partners include top tier media companies and premium niche content producers.
For more information on blinkx Red Label, please visit www.blinkx.com/products/RedLabel.
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 www.blinkx.com.