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Blinkx offers Joost-like BBTV

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Apr 2008 1:41

Blinkx offers Joost-like BBTV Popular video sharing entity Blinkx is offering a new service called BBTV. The Joost-like service combines video content with speech and visual recognition technology, and combines the video content with the Internet in a whole new way. Offering full-screen TV-quality video, BBTV can link what you're watching with relevant information on the Internet - learn about who's on-screen, what's being said and more.
To use BBTV, you must be using Windows 2000, XP or Vista. It is delivered in the form of a 1.8MB installation file. "The Web is the largest repository of connected information in the world on any subject and from myriad sources," Blinkx founder and CEO Suranga Chandratillake said. "BBTV delivers television over the Internet, but it also fuses that TV with the wealth of information on the Web, rather than appearing as just another layer floating above it."

The service offers content from about 40 different independent movies, as well as Blinkx' current partners and plans to expand the content offered within the next few months.

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