blinkx app to launch on Sony connected TVs, devices

Video search engine blinkx, which scored a big content deal last week with AnyClip, is back this week with news that a blinkx app is now available on Sony Internet-enabled home entertainment devices.

The blinkx app for Sony gives customers immediate access to blinkx's index of premium content through 18 video channels. Its sports channel, for instance, showcases highlights, interviews and game updates; it also has a channel for breaking news, one that offers the most popular videos from across the Web, and more.

The blinkx app is available on Sony Internet-enabled devices, including Bravia TVs, Blu-ray Disc and streaming media players, and home theater systems.

The company has signed more than 720 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.

The San Francisco-based company's deal with AnyClip, meanwhile, allows blinkx users to search and watch their favorite scenes and moments from titles owned by Warner Brothers, Universal Studios, Vivendi Entertainment, First Look and Virgil Films.

AnyClip tags, extracts and indexes more than 5,000 individual pieces of metadata from each full-length feature film. Users can search using snippets of dialogue, actors, props, and much more.

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