Video search engine blinkx is launching “blinkx Remote” today, the new service combines content from UK broadcasters the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, making it as easy to find the show you want as it is to flick between channels on a TV.
blinkx Remote provides users with a way to find their favourite TV shows from any network or provider with online content, including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five and more.
“The online video landscape has changed dramatically over the past year – what was once the domain of short-form, user-generated material, has become the realm of premium television,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of blinkx.
“It’s a tremendous source of news and entertainment for consumers, but the content is spread across myriad sites belonging to national broadcasters and media giants. blinkx Remote uses our award-winning video search technology to help consumers find their favorite TV shows quickly, easily and in one place.”
Leveraging blinkx’s patented video search technology, blinkx Remote filters out video spam, illegal clips, and inappropriate material. The service only offers full-length and legal episodes of shows, and can even send users an RSS or email alert when a new show they are waiting for is made available.
The service launches today.