Blinkx Partners with Agence France-Presse
Video search engine Blinkx announced a partnership with global news agency Agence France-Press today that will make AFP videos searchable through Blinkx. AFP news videos cover such areas as politics, sports, business, entertainment, health, science, and technology.
So far, Blinkx has signed over 720 content partnerships giving it a searchable library of over 35 million hours of audio and video.
AFP has been creating HD news videos since September, 2010. Its 90 production units around the globe create 150 videos each day in seven languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic, and Polish).
"Our partnership with AFP further strengthens and expands our news coverage from the world's most respected news organizations," says Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of Blinkx. "It's clear that consumers are interested in accessing a broad spectrum of news programming and we are thrilled to bring AFP's premium news videos to our users around the world."
"We at AFP pride ourselves on delivering fast, accurate news coverage from every corner of the world," says Emmanuel Hoog, chairman and CEO of AFP. "We're pleased to leverage Blinkx's unique search technology to make our content discoverable and available to new audiences everywhere."
The deal embeds Dailymotion content into Blinkx pages, while bringing ad revenues to both sites.
Agreement brings wealth of entertainment clips to leading video search site.