Blinkx goes to extremes with Broadband Sports

blinkx, the world’s largest video search engine, today announced a content agreement with Broadband Sports, a Website that delivers user-generated extreme sports content that allows hard- core sports fans to watch, share, and rate extreme sports clips. Featuring channels, forums, and upload capabilities, Broadband Sports’ content is currently indexed at www.blinkx.com.

Through Broadband Sports, extreme sports fans and athletes are able to easily connect with a community of enthusiasts through commenting on and sharing sports clips. From adventure racing to skydiving, users can submit and view exhilarating clips of incredible sports stunts, share comments, send private messages, and create and track buddy lists.

“Broadband Sports offers truly amazing extreme sports clips, and we’re thrilled to make these awe-inspiring stunts searchable for the many sports fans who turn to blinkx for sports updates and entertainment,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CTO of blinkx. “We seek to offer a vast variety of content to meet everyone’s interests, and through this partnership we are adding a significant amount of content for our extreme sports fan user base.”

blinkx is the only search engine optimized for rich media content. blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to automatically index and understand video and audio on the Web making it easier for users to find exactly what they are looking for to the exact word in a clip.

“Extreme sports fans and athletes love to record and share clips of the action.” said Greg Prosl, VP of Publishing, Broadband Sports. “blinkx offers a great way for us to make our content easy to find and accessible for enthusiasts around the world.”