Blinkx unifies brands as RhythmOne

Internet media platform provider Blinkx has unified its brand advertising trade entities under a single brand – RhythmOne or 1R – which is says will make it easier to implement and measure integrated, cross-screen campaigns across its audience footprint. RhythmOne advertisers will be able to reach an expanded, high-quality, target audience through a single access […]

Blinkx launches new consumer video player

OTT streaming video specialist Blinkx has launched a new consumer offering, Skyrocket Player. The downloadable Windows application enables online video viewing directly on a user’s desktop while working, browsing the web or gaming. Blinkx is also currently developing a version of Skyrocket Player for mobile devices. Blinkx has launched a floating player that can be […]

Blinkx acquires LYFE Mobile

Internet media platform Blinkx has acquired mobile targeted advertising specialist LYFE Mobile in an all-cash transaction. LYFE Mobile offers a mobile technology to programmatically deliver relevant ads to consumers based on their geographic location and other attributes, according to Blinkx. The company claims a reach of 100 million users in the US and 600 million […]

Blinkx names media SVP

Internet media platform provider Blinkx has named Donald Hamilton as senior vice-president of Blinkx Media. Based in London, Hamilton will be charged with shaping blinkx’s growth and expansion strategy in the UK and Europe. He was previously managing partner and founder of Segmentation Consulting Ltd (Precidio). “We are delighted to have Donald bring his years […]

Blinkx partners with REV New Media

Internet media platform Blinkx has partnered with web video producer REV New Media to add sports and cooking clips.  The two channels – sports channel The Fumble and recipe channel The Savory – are available now on Blinkx, with the firm due to share ad revenue with REV. “Sports and recipe clips are consistently popular […]

New Buzz for Blinkx

Internet media platform Blinkx is launching a new original video content channel, Blinkx Buzz, in partnership with Zazoom, the parent company of video brand Buzz60. Zazoom creates topical short-form video content for the web under the Buzz60 brand. The new co-branded channel will cover topical stories and the most popular videos on, including celebrity […]

Blinkx buys Grab Media

Internet media platform Blinkx has agreed to buy online video content syndication and advertising platform Grab Media. The all-cash deal was negotiated with Grab Media’s parent firm Grab Network Holdings, with Blinkx claiming that the agreement will enable it to boost audience numbers and “augment its relationships with advertisers, publishers and content providers.” “Blinkx plans to […]

Blinkx launches beta version of video platform

Internet media platform Blinkx has launched a beta version of its video embedding platform Blinkx VideoAdvantage. Blinkx VideoAdvantage is designed to enable web publishers to embed video from Blinkx’s video catalogue in their sites at minimum cost. According to Blinkx, publishers can use the Blinkx VideoAdvantage self-service portal to choose from a cataplogue of premium […]

Autonomy sells Blinkx stake

Hewlett-Packard-owned software company Autonomy has reportedly sold its remaining stake in online media platform provider Blinkx.  According to a Reuters report, Autonomy sold its 45.7 million Blinkx shares at 120 pence per share, in a deal valued at £54.84 million. Last month media search and recommendation specialist Blinkx reported strong growth for the year to […]

Ustream to make content available via Blinkx

Internet video platform provider Blinkx has struck a deal with social video platform provider Ustream to enable Ustream events to be shown live on the portal.  The first Ustream event to be shown on will be this week’s 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Ustream will place advertising against the […]