Digital Media Wire Recognizes blinkx CEO Suranga Chandratillake as Executive to Watch in the Digital Media and Entertainment Industry
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – January 6, 2008 – blinkx, the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that CEO and Founder Suranga Chandratillake has been selected as one of Digital Media Wire’s “25 Executives to Watch in Digital Entertainment.” The annual list recognizes 25 of the most innovative, creative and forward-thinking executives in the digital media and entertainment industry.
Honorees are selected by the editorial and executive team at Digital Media Wire and represent companies that are shaping the industry. A highly regarded expert on the future of television, interactive TV and online advertising, Mr. Chandratillake is well-qualified to receive the honor.
Recipients will be honored at a reception at the 2nd Annual Digital Media Insider at CES 2009. In addition, all honorees will be featured in the January 9th issue of Daily Variety and the January 12th issue of Variety’s Video Business magazine. This year’s list of recipients also includes executives from MySpace, MTV Networks, Facebook, Paypal, and Pandora.
“It’s a great honor to be recognized as one of Digital Media Wire’s ‘25 Executives to Watch’,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “blinkx has released a number of innovative products this year, including blinkx Beat and blinkx BBTV, our Broadband television offering. We are delighted to be recognized for our thought-leadership in the industry, and to be included among the other visionaries in this group.”
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.
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 www.blinkx.com.