woomi Incorporates blinkx Video Content in OTT OfferingTuesday, February 15th, 2011
Miniweb’s Video Distribution Platform Will Offer blinkx Content on Millions of Connected Devices Worldwide
SAN FRANCISCO — blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX), the world’s largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced a partnership with woomi, the new connected TV destination from Miniweb Technologies, the leading cloud-based video distribution platform Under the terms of the agreement, audiences worldwide will have access to blinkx’s index of over 35 million hours of online video through the woomi service.
woomi enables device manufacturers to enhance their products with a feature-rich connected TV service that offers a wide variety of online video, including content from blinkx’s extensive index. The woomi system is enhanced with user-friendly functions such as search, discovery, single-click payments and personalization. Now live across all Samsung smart TVs in the UK, woomi will be rolling out to multiple territories over 2011.
“We’re thrilled to extend our partnership with Miniweb through our collaboration with woomi,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, blinkx. “woomi gives users access to a diverse array of online video from multiple content partners within a single application, and optimizes the Connected TV viewing experience for users with advanced functionality like discovery, recommendation and related content – truly fusing the best of broadband and broadcast entertainment.”
“We’re delighted to be able to incorporate blinkx’s unparalleled video index into the woomi offering,” said Jerome de Vitry, CEO, Miniweb. “With compelling content partners like blinkx, woomi helps device manufacturers offer consumers a complete connected TV solution.”