Blinkx syncs up video search with portable devices
- Dec 20, 2005
The service, Blinkx.tv To Go, is said to work regardless of the video format’s original format.
Users can click on a desired video in their search results to either upload specific results to their portable video player, or save the search as a "channel", which is automatically and perpetually updated and fed to their devices, where it can then be viewed as a single media stream.
For example, skiing fans can enter a search on "moguls" or "iron cross", and with one click, save their favourite footage from the results to their iTunes or portable video player library.
Suranga Chandratillake, CTO and founder of blinkx, said: "We wanted to make the experience of finding compelling multimedia and making it portable, as efficient and easy as possible. Our vision of IPTV combines the interactive, customizable experience of the Internet, with the simple, seamless way we watch TV, and now we've made it portable."