Sony partners Blinkx to expand video content

Sony has partnered with video search engine Blinkx to give users of its internet-enabled home entertainment devices easy access to high quality video content.

Suranga Chandratillake: chief executive, Blinkx
Suranga Chandratillake: chief executive, Blinkx

The Blinkx app for Sony gives users access to Blinkx’s index of premium content through its 18 different video channels.

The app is available on devices including Bravia televisions, Blu-ray disc and streaming media players and home theatre systems.

Channels are split into categories including ‘sports’, ‘news’, ‘popular’ and ‘fun’.

The ‘sports’ channel will include highlights, interviews and game updates from world sports, while ‘popular’ will comprise an editorialised round-up of the most popular videos from the web, including Hollywood gossip and "jaw-dropping human feats".

Blinkx has agreements with 720 content partners and has indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content.

Content partners include BBC iPlayer, ITN, Press Association, YouTube and Reuters.

Follow Matthew Chapman at @mattchapmanUK

Have your say...

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Media Week Jobs
Search for more media jobs

Latest

Banner ads at 20: why don't people want their faces on elves?

Banner ads at 20: why don't people want their faces on elves?

Graeme Noble, the executive creative director at TMW, reflects on 20 years of digital.

Share
WPP posts 3 per cent rise in third-quarter revenue

WPP posts 3 per cent rise in third-quarter revenue

WPP's third-quarter revenues rose 3.1 per cent to £2.8 billion, according to the company's trading report.

Share
Channel 4 expands interactive ads to mobile

Channel 4 expands interactive ads to mobile

Channel 4 has expanded its interactive ad formats to tablet and mobile devices.

Share

Get news by email