blinkx Partners with Ustream for Live Bonnaroo Broadcast

           blinkx Partners with Ustream for Live Bonnaroo Broadcast

Festival fans can catch all their favorite bands LIVE, June 13-16, at

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --blinkx, the Internet Media
platform powered by CORE, the world's most advanced video engine, today
announced a partnership with Ustream, the leading technology platform for live
social video streaming. Through the partnership, Ustream events will now be
available live on To kick off both the partnership and 2013 summer
concert season, the 2013 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester,
Tennessee, will be streamed live to Dates for the event are June
13^th to 16^th . Ustream will place advertising against the stream and
participate in a revenue share with blinkx.

Whether crazy for classic rockers, like Paul McCartney and Tom Petty and the
Heartbreakers, or the current rulers of radio, such as Mumford & Sons and Of
Monsters and Men, music lovers will have a chance to catch the hottest acts
without braving the heat, by crashing the entire festival on
Moreover, virtual concert-goers won't have to worry about trekking from stage
to stage just to catch a glimpse of the dozens of amazing acts at this year's
festival. Instead, they'll be able to trade crowd-surfing for channel-surfing
– Grammy-winning producer Hank Neuberger will orchestrate a multi-camera shoot
throughout the course of the festival, allowing blinkx viewers to flip between
stages and unique backstage content in one video player.

"We're very pleased to partner with Ustream to broadcast live events, and
thrilled to launch this opportunity by bringing a legendary festival like
Bonnaroo to," said S. Brian Mukherjee, CEO of blinkx. "Ustream's
live Bonnaroo coverage will allow music-loving blinkx users around the world
to enjoy the same fantastic lineup on their laptops as enjoyed by fans camped
out on location in Tennessee."

"This is the first time viewers everywhere will have access to the lineup of
Bonnaroo performances through Ustream's interactive, socially integrated
platform – so we want to ensure as many music fans as possible get the chance
to check out their favorite bands," said Brad Hunstable, CEO of Ustream.
"blinkx, with its wide audience of video-savvy users who have come to expect
high-quality, professionally produced content, offers a perfect fit to engage
even more digital festival attendees."

As the pioneer in video search technology, blinkx has built a reputation as
the smartest way to find highly targeted, relevant rich media on the Web. The
company has signed more than 800 partners and indexed over 35 million hours of
video and audio content to date.

About blinkx

blinkx (LSE AIM: BLNX) is the Internet Media platform powered by CORE, the
world's most advanced video engine. blinkx links viewers with content
distributors and monetizes those interactions through advertising. Through its
flagship site,, the company pioneered video search on the Internet
and today has an index of over 35 million hours of searchable video and more
than 800 media partnerships. In addition, blinkx powers video search for many
of the world's most frequented sites, including and AOL. blinkx
continues to develop innovative approaches to digital video distribution, and
has expanded into mobile video and Connected TV through partnerships with
Samsung, Sony, Roku and other industry leaders. blinkx is headquartered in San
Francisco, CA and London, England. More information is available at

About Ustream

Ustream is the leading technology platform for live social video streaming,
powered by the company's proprietary Ustream Cloud Platform. The company was
founded in 2007 with a vision to bring live broadcasting technology to the
entire world; Ustream was originally created to connect military service
members to family and friends across the world. Since then, the company has
established itself as a socially-fueled communications platform for
businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals of any size to easily
reach an infinite audience and share experiences in real-time.

The core of the Ustream Cloud Platform centers around the company's
proprietary Ustream Content Delivery Network (UCDN), Ustream Media Server
(UMS) and Ustream TCP Congestion Control Algorithm (UTCP). Together, this
advanced technology stack provides users with unmatched redundancy,
resiliency, and reliability to broadcast quality live video streams. Founded
in 2007, Ustream is a San Francisco-based company that has grown to more than
250 employees within their San Francisco, Los Angeles, Budapest, Tokyo, and
Seoul offices. Company partners include Dell, Sony, Georgetown University,
Panasonic, Samsung, CBSi, and Viacom.

Ustream is a privately-owned company. For more information on Ustream, visit,, or

SOURCE blinkx

Contact: Press Contacts for blinkx, Tim Turpin, Sparkpr, +1 (415) 321 1894,, Julianne Parry, Marlin PR, +44 207 932 5586,, Charles Lytle, Christopher Wren, Citigroup Global Markets
Ltd, NOMAD and Broker for blinkx plc, +44 207 986 4000, Press Contact for
Ustream, Joellen Ferrer, Ustream Public Relations,,
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