blinkx Delivers Premium Content to Popcorn Hour and PopBox With New Connected TV App

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blinkx, one of the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that a blinkx app is now available on Popcorn Hour and PopBox, the Internet TV platforms from Syabas Technology, Inc. The app, now available in the Syabas Apps Market, allows customers to search, discover and watch high quality videos from blinkx's extensive index of professionally produced content, all from the comfort of their couch.

The Popcorn Hour and PopBox set-top boxes offer not only your own locally stored media like DVDs and Blu-Rays, but also access to the best sports, movies, videos and music the Internet has to offer. With seamless integration to movie information on the web, as well as HD and 3D capabilities, Syabas is able to create a truly immersive entertainment experience every time you turn on your TV. Through the Syabas Apps Market users can find and download apps from the most popular video, music, photo, and social networking services, including Facebook, Twitter, SHOUTcast Radio, YouTube, Flickr and now blinkx!

"Syabas' players are turning televisions into true home entertainment systems, with a user's entire media collection and their favorite bits of the Web right in one screen," said Suranga Chandratillake, CEO of blinkx. "We're delighted to add premium online video to that experience with the blinkx app, which offers popular content from our index in channel format -- from sports highlights to headlines from Hollywood, there's something for everyone."

The blinkx app for Popcorn Hour & PopBox offers customers access to a wide array of engaging channels for all tastes, including:

  • Sports - an action-packed channel showcasing the latest highlights, interviews and game updates from the world of sports
  • News - a breaking news channel featuring top stories from around the world, culled from the "Inform Me" channel on
  • Entertainment - A roundup of glitz, glamour and gossip, including Hollywood's hottest stars and most shocking stories
  • How To - A handy companion for all the DIYers, whether creating quirky crafts or seeking spring cleaning tips

"Our vision at Syabas is 'Big Screen Everything,' and through our partnership with blinkx we're making another great advance in that direction," said Scott Walters, Project Manager at Syabas. "With the addition of this new app to our expanding content library, Popcorn Hour and PopBox users will be able enjoy the high quality online video content that blinkx has to offer, directly on their big screens."

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 800 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of video and audio content to date. blinkx has also opened its TV API to provide partners in the fast-growing Connected TV ecosystem--from box makers and TV manufacturers, to app developers and game consoles--access to blinkx's video index.



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