SAN FRANCISCO, January 7 /PRNewswire/ --
- Selected for leadership and vision in the online TV and video industry
blinkx, the world's largest video search engine, today announced that CEO and Founder Suranga Chandratillake has been selected by ContentAgenda as one of the "ContentAgenda Setters" of 2007. The award honors individuals and companies that have propelled change in their respective industries through exceptional leadership, vision and persistence.
As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx serves more than 50 million unique visitors every month. blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to search new forms of online content such as video. With more than 220 partners and 18 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 audio and visual recognition technology to deliver results that are more accurate and reliable than standard metadata-based keyword searches.
"It's an honor to be selected as one of ContentAgenda's ContentAgenda Setters of 2007," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. "This award validates our leadership in the online TV and video space and the work we've accomplished to improve our technology and user experience."
"Our ContentAgenda Setters feature recognizes the top 10 executives at the cross-section of entertainment and technology," said Paul Sweeting, editor, ContentAgenda.com. "Our list for 2007 represents the leaders who stood out among their peers for the ability to set their own course and execute upon their vision for change."
ContentAgenda recognizes ten executives from diverse pockets of the entertainment and technology industries who set their own agenda and harnessed change and technology to those goals in 2007.
More information about the award program can be found at http://contentagenda.com/info/CA6514698.html?industryid=45175.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's most comprehensive video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 18 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 http://www.blinkx.com.
ContentAgenda is for anyone interested in how digital technology is changing the way entertainment content is consumed, monetized and discussed in the marketplace. Offering free access to thousands of hand-picked articles from the LexisNexis global database, the site invites users to submit comments on stories, blogs and other profiles. The ContentAgenda community is comprised of leading executives from the media and entertainment, hardware, technology, government and policy making, financial and retail communities. http://www.contentagenda.com
Press Contacts: Tim Turpin Sparkpr +1-415-321 1894 firstname.lastname@example.org Clare Gayner Bite Communications +44-(0)-20-8834-3454 Clare.Gayner@bitepr.com Websites: http://www.blinkx.com http://www.contentagenda.com
Tim Turpin of Sparkpr, +1-415-321-1894, email@example.com; or Clare Gayner of Bite Communications, +44-(0)-20-8834-3454, Clare.Gayner@bitepr.com, both for blinkx