Belgacom has announced a strategic partnership with Blinkx, a video search engine to facilitate retrieval of TV and video on the new entertainment platform from Belgacom TV.This strategic partnership is exclusive to Belgium and Luxembourg and will pave the way for new business models and opportunities in digital television and entertainment.
Belgacom will use Blinckx technology to build its next generation entertainment platform. This will provide more content and applications for a growing variety of devices, including TVs, PCs and Macs, and mobile devices to create a personalised entertainment experience.
“We are delighted that we can cooperate with Belgacom on this initiative,” said Suranga Chandratillake, founder and CEO of Blinkx, in a statement. “We believe that Belgacom’s plans for the entertainment platform are truly visionary and will be part of the future ‘three screen experience’. Belgacom understands how the different audiences want to consume content, and how the superior search function from Blinckx can help to create best, most personalized user experience. ”
“The advanced video search technology from Blinkx is really unique, and the company has always been innovative in terms of video and TV online”, says Didier Bellens, CEO Belgacom Group. “A number of years ago, Belgacom has committed to offer its customers the latest technology and the best customer experience. This strategic partnership with Blinkx complements other innovative initiatives we have launched in recent months with OnLive, Jinni and Softkinetic/In3Depth, all leading and visionary companies in their field. “