blinkx Delivers Premium Content to Roku With New App

By Blinkx, PRNE
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

SAN FRANCISCO, May 26, 2011 -

- Watch video from blinkx's premium content partners on your TV

blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today
announced that a blinkx app is now available on Roku, the leading Internet TV
platform. The app can be found in Roku's Channel Store and allows customers
to seamlessly search, discover and watch high quality videos from blinkx's
extensive index of professionally produced content.

Introduced in 2008, the award-winning Roku streaming players provide an
easy, affordable and reliable way for customers to access a variety of
entertainment choices instantly on their TV. In 2009, Roku added the Roku
Channel Store, the first true app store and open development environment for
long- and short-form streaming entertainment to the TV. With more than 225
entertainment channels-now including blinkx-Roku players deliver the best
collection of streaming entertainment available for the TV.

"Roku recently hit more than 15 million channel downloads, in part due to
our expanding selection of entertainment in the Roku Channel Store," said Jim
, vice president of business development at Roku. "With the addition of
this new app to our growing content library, our customers will be able enjoy
the rich online video content that blinkx has to offer, directly from their

The blinkx app for Roku gives customers the ability to search through
blinkx's index of premium content and immediate access to four distinct and
engaging video channels:

    - Sports - an action-packed channel showcasing the latest
      highlights, interviews and game updates from the world of sports
    - News - a breaking news channel featuring top stories from around
      the world, culled from the "Inform Me" channel on
    - Popular - an editorialized roundup of the most popular videos
      from across the Web, including the latest shocking news from Hollywood
      and jaw-dropping human feats
    - Fun - a riveting playlist of hilarious bloopers, amazing stunts,
      ridiculous pranks and cute animals, drawn from blinkx Beat

"Roku's streaming players are renowned for bringing the best in
entertainment to TVs," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO at
blinkx. "We're thrilled to offer the blinkx app, which combines our robust
video search technology with our massive index of professionally produced
video, to Roku customers everywhere."

As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation
as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has made more
than 720 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio
content to date. blinkx has also opened its TV API to provide partners in the
fast-growing Connected TV ecosystem-from box makers and TV manufacturers, to
app developers and game consoles-access to blinkx's video index.

About blinkx

blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video
search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 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 - the
growing amount of TV and user-generated content on the Web means
keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented
search technologies listen to-and even see-video on 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

Tim Turpin of Sparkpr, +1-415-321-1894, tim.turpin at; or Nicole Love of Marlin PR, +44-207-869-8328, at; or NOMAD and Broker, Charles Lytle or Christopher Wren of Citigroup Global Markets Ltd, +44-207-986-4000, all for blinkx; or Ha Thai of Roku, Inc., +1-408-849-4117, hthai at

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