SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
blinkx, the world's largest and most advanced video search engine, today announced that Founder and CEO Suranga Chandratillake will be speaking at X Media Research's OTTCON West at 11:15 a.m. PT on March 1 at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel in San Jose, California.
For over 10 years, X Media Research has hosted conferences and expos bringing together industry experts from the technology, service provider and content owner communities in order to help decision-makers. Mr. Chandratillake will participate in the executive panel discussion titled, "What is the OTT Delivery Platform That Will Take OTT to the Next Level?", to share his perspective on the various platforms currently enabling the delivery of Over-the-Top Television and how they will shape the future of the Connected TV industry. The other panelists include Jim Funk, vice president of Roku; Sean Besser, vice president of Rovi; Gary Tondini, director of Media and Entertainment at Microsoft; and Wilfred Martis, general manager of Retail CE Products for Intel's Digital Home Group.
Mr. Chandratillake has more than a decade of experience in next-generation search. He has spoken at several other leading industry events including Financial Times' Digital Media Conference, Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival and Monaco Media Forum. He was named a Young Global Leader in 2009 by the World Economic Forum and has also been recognized as one of the top 10 leaders in Science and Innovation by The Observer.
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 720 content partners and indexed over 35 million hours of online video and audio content. blinkx recently launched a TV API (Application Programming Interface) 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.
blinkx plc (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the world's largest and most advanced video search engine. Today, blinkx has indexed more than 35 million hours of audio, video, viral and TV content, and made it fully searchable and available on demand. blinkx's founders set out to solve a significant challenge - as TV and user-generated content on the Web explode, keyword-based search technologies only scratch the surface. blinkx's patented search technologies listen to - and even see - the Web, helping users enjoy a breadth and accuracy of search results not available elsewhere. In addition, blinkx powers the video search for many of the world's most frequented sites. blinkx is based in San Francisco and London. More information is available at http://www.blinkx.com.