Blinkx Adds NewsLook Global News Coverage
Video search site Blinkx has just announced a partnership with NewsLook that will add global news videos to the Blinkx library. NewsLook is bringing over 1,500 videos from GlobalPost, Xinhua News Agency, and UNTV.
Blinkx will generate revenue from the news clips by adding contextually relevant ads, splitting the money with NewsLook.
NewsLook is a news aggregator, and all its videos have been hand-picked by the company's editors. The company tries to present a balanced view of an issue, offering background and news analysis.
"We're delighted to partner with NewsLook," says Julia Blystone, CMO of Blinkx. "By adding NewsLook's high quality and timely current events coverage to our index, we're furthering our commitment to providing our users with a deep and diverse selection of the best video on the web."
NewsLook is a Webby Award honoree. Other outlets it works with include CBC, ABCau, and ForaTV, which highlights videos from conferences and forums.
"NewsLook is committed to presenting the most factual and verifiably accurate news content," says Fred Silverman, founder and CEO of NewsLook. "Through our partnership with Blinkx, we're pleased to expand our premium video content offering to Blinkx's extensive and news-hungry audience."
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