Blinkx launches dedicated app and player for Tizen mobile OS

Internet media platform provider Blinkx has launched a dedicated app and open source HTML5-based Blinkx video player for Tizen-based mobile devices. The Blinkx app, available through the Tizen store, will replicate the look and feel of the recently re-launched portal, giving access to over 35 million hours of online video and over 800 media […]

Blinkx sees strong growth

Internet media search and recommendation specialist Blinkx has posted strong revenue growth for the year to March 31, buoyed by continued growth in the online video market. Blinkx posted revenue growth of 73% to US$198 million (€153 million), with Adjusted EBITDA up 111% to US$30.2 million. “Several structural trends are fuelling the growth of the […]

Blinkx names engineering and operations chief

Internet media platform Blinkx has named Gerry Louw as senior vice-president, engineering and operations. According to Blinkx, Louw will be working closely with business, product and technology teams across the company and will play an integral role in further strengthening the Blinkx’s technology leadership and support the Blinkx product offering. He was previously chief information […]

Blinkx teams up with KoldCast TV

Video search engine Blinkx has teamed up with internet short film and documentary provider KoldCast TV to deliver the latter’s content to Blinkx users. KoldCast’s range of over 225 original series include Stuck: The Chronicles of David Rea, Hipsterhood, Malice, Clutch, Ruby Skye P.I. and The Marriage Counselor. Using its AdHoc platform, Blinkx will place […]

Blinkx enhances service with multiscreen personalisation

Online video search engine provider Blinkx is updating its service with enhanced search and recommendation features. A beta version of Blinkx’s new platform is available now, featuring a personal TV service called My Stream that offers a constantly updated stream of videos that are customised based on topics users have chosen to follow and their […]

Blinkx gets patent for ‘moving thumbnail’ technology

Online video search engine provider Blinkx has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for its moving thumbnail technology. This is the first patent granted to Blinkx and it covers the company’s video wall for displaying video search results on “This patent grant further validates Blinkx’s industry-leading breakthroughs in online […]

Blinkx teams up with IBTimes

Online video specialist Blinkx has teamed up with business news provider International Business Times (IBTimes) to offer users access to content including news, analysis and opinion on geo-politics, global economy, markets, science and technology, and business life and culture. Blinkx will use its AdHoc platform to place contextually relevant advertising against the videos and share […]

Blinkx acquires PVMG

Video search specialist Blinkx has acquired online advertising specialist and digital marketing agency Prime Visibility Media Group (PVMG) for £22.4 million (€26 million). According to Blinkx, the acquisition will enable it to integrate its video search engine with PVMG’s text search platform, tapping into a new audience and delivering TV-style brand advertising to it. Suranga […]

Blinkx subsidiary Burst to launch 12 new channels

Blinkx subsidiary Burst Media is launching 12 digital video channels from food to gardening and gossip as it boosts its online presence. Blinx acquired online video provider Burst Media in April 2011 and this move will allow Blinkx to integrate its premium video content with Burst’s 150 million monthly unique users. The channels, which also […]

Blinkx’s Burst Media launches new online channels

Online video specialist Blinkx-owned Burst Media is launching four UK online channels targeting “gamers, mums, petrol heads and fashionistas on the web”, the company has said. Burst has launched a set of video and social advertising products for advertisers to accompany the channel launch, including Twitter parties, sponsored blog posts, and custom video widgets. Blinkx […]