blinkx to Provide Search, Personalization and Recommendation Feature for Amino's Hybrid/OTT Set-Top Box

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
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Leading set-top box manufacturer partners with video search pioneer to deliver best-of-breed solutions for OTT market

SAN FRANCISCO — blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX), the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with Amino Communications (LSE AIM: AMO), the world’s leading developer of pure IPTV and hybrid/OTT devices and solutions. Under the terms of the partnership, Amino and blinkx will develop an integrated search, recommendation and personalization solution powered by blinkx technology to be deployed on Amino’s hybrid/OTT set-top boxes, including the award-winning Amino Freedom, which brings broadcast, on-demand TV, open Internet and local content together in a single device.

Based on technology that was perfected over 12 years at Cambridge University, blinkx uses a combination of patented conceptual search with speech and image recognition software to understand rich media more thoroughly than any other solution available today. This deep understanding of content enables blinkx to deliver unrivaled accuracy and relevancy in its search, personalization and recommendation capabilities.

Amino Communications, which already works with over 850 customers in 85 countries, has chosen to incorporate blinkx functionality into its Amino Freedom media centre. Through the partnership, Amino will leverage blinkx’s vast Internet video index and functionality to fuse broadcast and broadband TV on their devices, and deliver the rich, easy-to-navigate entertainment experience consumers are demanding.

“We’re thrilled to partner with blinkx to provide our consumers with a best-of-breed OTT experience that combines our next-generation set-top box with blinkx’s advanced video technology,” said Andrew Burke, CEO, Amino Communications. “Our newest offerings bring together a wide range of expertise in stylish, state-of-the-art devices. We built our set-top boxes with the user experience in mind and we’ve partnered with the best in the industry to help us achieve our vision.”

“A true OTT experience successfully combines traditional broadcast programming with internet-delivered video to give viewers access to a vast universe of video content,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “blinkx is ideally suited to help viewers navigate this hybrid universe, both through our technology and our massive index of online video. Amino Communications has established itself as a provider of cutting-edge IPTV solutions and we’re delighted they have chosen to incorporate our search, recommendation and personalization capabilities in their suite of devices.”

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.