Video search engine Blinkx will expand its video content under a partnership with French streaming site Dailymotion.
Under the terms of the agreement, Blinkx will embed Dailymotion videos in addition to its own content so that users can find short clips, web series and much more. This agreement will give Blinkx access to the more than 30 million videos uploaded on Dailymotion, and both companies will share ad revenue from Dailymotion videos.
Blinkx CEO S. Brian Mukherjee said in a statement: “Adding Dailymotion to our strong roster of partners enables us to continue to grow our index of up-to-date videos and ensure we deliver our video-viewing audience the very best in entertainment content.”
Blinkx already has deals with 800 partners, and counts 35 million hours of video in its collection.
Dailymotion has been trying to make its mark in the video sharing business by revamping its interface, expanding its presence in the United States and planning a production studio in New York City. It faces an uphill battle against YouTube, which boasts more than 4 billion hours of videos watched and 800 million unique visitors per month.