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blinkx Partners With Digital Media Pioneer Elo Company to Launch blinkx Brasil, Online Television for Latin American Audiences Around the World

2008-07-16 07:00:00

Joint Venture Will Offer the Latest in Brazilian Music, Film, Sports

and Special Interest Content Over Broadband to Computers Everywhere

SAN FRANCISCO–(EMWNews)–blinkx, the worlds largest and most advanced

video search engine, today announced an online television venture with

digital media pioneer Elo Company to deliver high-quality entertainment,

including films, music videos and special interest channels, to

audiences around the world.

The initiative, blinkx Brasil, will deliver Elos

library of premium content through blinkxs

ground-breaking broadband television (BBTV) technology. The beta version

of blinkx Brasil is a small download (0.5 MB) that will be available

free of charge at and

blinkx Brasil will debut in beta in conjunction with the 10th

anniversary party of Deckdisc, one of Brazil’s leading independent

record companies, in Rio de Janeiro. At the time of launch, it will

offer the best in Brazilian music, film (including new releases),

sports, food and fashion. blinkx and Elo will also be adding features,

such as transcripts of the audio track, channels and more premium video

content to the blinkx Brasil offering in coming months.

While watching the Elo Cinema Latino or Elo Gourmet channel on blinkx

Brasil, viewers will have a variety of useful features

never possible before right at their

fingertips, including background information on the program. In

addition, users can opt to sit back and watch all programming in

full-screen, on-demand and in TV-quality.

The Latin American market is one of the most

exciting and fast-growing in the Internet industry,

said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx. There

are more than 15 million people watching online video in Brazil alone,

and were thrilled to be partnering with one

of the worlds leaders in digital media to

bring TV-quality, premium entertainment to audiences everywhere.

Elo has been a pioneer in digital media in

Brazil and is very proud to partner with blinkx. We believe this will be

a great opportunity for producers, users and advertisers: producers will

now be able to show their content to a significant audience in a market

with limited traditional windows, and users will be able to watch a

great variety of content with the best of TV combined with all the

interactivity of the Internet, said Ruben

Feffer, founder of Elo Company. Brands will

also want to communicate with their audience in an innovative and

efficient way. blinkx brings to video what Google brought to text on the

Internet. The possibilities are unlimited.

blinkx Brasil is a significant advance in online television that

leverages blinkxs patented speech and visual

recognition technology to simultaneously deliver a high-quality viewing

experience over the Internet, and link it to the universe of information

on the Web, adding dimension and context to the viewers


With hybrid peer-to-peer streaming and a simple, point-and-click channel

interface, blinkx Brasil delivers online television that is full-screen,

TV-quality and truly immersed in the Internet. Until now, Web video has

simply used the Internet as a new distribution mechanism, failing to

exploit its true potential. By fusing TV and other video with the Web,

blinkx Brasil enables users to instantly browse or interact with online

sources related to what they are watching, whether its

Google, Wikipedia, or other Web sites offering relevant information.

About blinkx

blinkx plc (LSE AIM:BLNX) is the world’s largest and most advanced video

search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 26 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

About Elo Company

Elo Company is a pioneer in distribution of audiovisual content for

different means of communication, creating channels for digital media

and developing communication strategies for these new media. Elo

distributes short and feature films, documentaries, music videos and

fashion shows (As of May 2008, it will have more than 400 titles). The

company has also created and now maintains channels for digital media

such as Brazilian Music, Brazilian Hits and Elo Cinema Latino and is

responsible for brand communication for new entertainment media (branded

channels creation, ad sales at new platforms, among other products).

Sparkpr for blinkx
Tim Turpin, +1-415-321-1894

Clare Gayner, +44 (0)20 8834 3454

for blinkx
Charles Lytle
For Elo Company

Nudeliman, +55 11 3023 0173
Co-founder and Director

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