blinkx Partners With Leading News Agency AFP for Global News CoverageBy Blinkx, PRNE
Sunday, May 15, 2011
AFP videos spanning Politics, Fashion, Sports, Entertainment, Health and Technology are now available on www.blinkx.com
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16, 2011 - blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today
announced a partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the global news
agency known for delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of events
shaping our world. blinkx users will now be able to find and watch videos
from AFP covering various categories of news, including politics, sports,
business, entertainment, health, science and technology at
AFP is the first news agency to offer full HD coverage-since September
2010-and has expanded its video-production network to over 90 units operating
around the world, producing 150 new videos per day in seven languages
(English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic and Polish). blinkx
users will have access to the highest quality footage, scriptwriting and
storytelling. AFP is also recognized worldwide for its unique perspective and
its ability to get to what's beyond the headlines.
"Our partnership with AFP further strengthens and expands our news
coverage from the world's most respected news organizations," said Suranga
Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. "It's clear that consumers are
interested in accessing a broad spectrum of news programming and we are
thrilled to bring AFP's premium news videos to our users around the world."
"We at AFP pride ourselves on delivering fast, accurate news coverage
from every corner of the world," said Emmanuel Hoog, chairman and CEO of AFP.
"We're pleased to leverage blinkx's unique search technology to make our
content discoverable and available to new audiences 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 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 www.blinkx.com.
AFP is a global news agency delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage
of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports,
entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology.
With 2,900 journalists spread across almost every country, AFP covers the
world 24 hours a day in six languages. AFP delivers the news in video, text,
photos, multimedia and graphics to a wide range of customers including
newspapers and magazines, radio and TV channels, web sites and portals,
mobile operators, corporate clients as well as public institutions. For more
information about AFP, please go to www.afp.com.
Tim Turpin of Sparkpr, +1-415-321-1894, tim.turpin at sparkpr.com; or Nicole Love of Marlin PR, +44-207-869-8328, nicole.love at marlinpr.com, both of blinkx; or NOMAD, Charles Lytle or Broker, Christopher Wren, both of Citigroup Global Markets Ltd, +44-207-986-4000, for blinkxplc; or Pierre Fernandez, +33-1-4041-4923, Pierre.fernandez at afp.com, or Gilles Tarot, +1-202-414-0637, Gilles.tarot at afp.com, both of AFP
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