Blinkx is a multimedia search engine that cuts through the net to find online TV, video search and movie clips from across a host of video streaming sites. It has more than 650 media partnerships, including with national broadcasters, and provides access to more than 35 million hours of video.
As well as searching for video content, visitors can create personal video playlists and build a customized Video Wall on a blog or social networking page.
Why is it different to other video sharing sites? We graded on originality and innovation..
There is a lot of material on offer via the site, all from third parties. A search under ‘Michael Jackson full length videos’ came up with precisely that… sounds good.. but then when we put the same search in on Google and used the video filter we also got good results, many from the same video sharing sites.
This site has access to thousands of free tv and video clips over the net, its strength is that it creates order from the search results, organizing them by season or date. It’s not innovative but we guess it is helpful.
How interactive is this site? Is there a Facebook Group? Twitter? RSS feeds? Linked In? Forum? We found out..
As the site goes to third party sites it has no particular identity of its own and no buzz about it. Although there is the ability to comment on clips, there is no chat or forum – and the site has the feel of a virtual lobby that you just pass through to get where you need to be.
There's a wealth of great online TV and video channels to choose from. But searching where to watch can be time-consuming. So we tell you where to play and where to eject. Here is our selection for Channels..