Blinkx launches internet TV software
The one thing that sets Blinkx BBTV apart from the competition is that it incorporates Blinkx's speech recognition technology. While this feature isn't available in every video, when you click on the little dialog button in the toolbar in certain videos, you'll get a list of lines spoken in the film. Click on a line of dialog and you'll automatically jump to that point.
The application also features IMDB integration. What that means is you can pull up the information window on selected videos, and click on actors, directors, genres, and other information to bring up their IMDB pages in an in-application browser window.
Is Blinkx BBTV a Joost killer? Honestly, if anyone is a Joost killer these days, it's Joost. The company started out with a lot of buzz, but hasn't managed to sign the content partnerships necessary to keep viewers coming back. While Blinkx BBTV and many similar services present a nice tool for watching internet video, it's still not clear if there's a huge market for internet video that isn't watched in a browser or downloaded to a portable device.