Blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that it has reached a new audience milestone, surpassing 100 million monthly unique visitors in January 2012, according to comScore data.
In January 2012, 181 million consumers in the U.S. watched nearly 40 billion online videos, with over 58 million U.S. users tuning in to Blinkx for its extensive array of video content, ranging from hot Hollywood headlines and sports scoops, to cooking tips and breaking political news. Blinkx offers a massive library of engaging and entertaining video from more than 720 diverse sources – a breadth of content that continues to grow with the addition of new partners such as Perform Media Group, Zazoom and Rooftop Comedy.
This thriving audience is attracting an increasing share of advertising dollars – eMarketer calls online video advertising the fastest growing segment of the market and has forecast that it will reach $3.12 billion in 2012.
"We're proud to have reached this important milestone," said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO, Blinkx. "We are committed to offering consumers the largest index and the most effective video search technology on the Web, through any device – whether it's on their laptops, phones or connected TVs."
As the pioneer in video search technology, Blinkx has built a reputation as the smartest way to find rich media on the Web. The company has signed more than 720 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date.
Blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, Blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. Blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge – the growing amount of TV and user-generated content on the Web means keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. Blinkx's patented search technologies listen to—and even see—video on the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, Blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites. Blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at www.blinkx.com.
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