blinkx, the Internet Media platform, has announced the launch of a new consumer product, Skyrocket Player. A downloadable Windows application, Skyrocket Player allows for seamless online video viewing directly on a user’s desktop while working, browsing the Web or gaming. blinkx is currently developing a version of Skyrocket Player for mobile devices.
A floating player that can be positioned and resized anywhere on a user’s screen, Skyrocket is a customizable player for those looking for an online video experience without dedicating the time – or browser window – to the search. Skyrocket Player’s unique transparency mode allows the user to select the level of transparency in order to view and even continue to click and work through the player while a video plays, creating avideo-viewing environment for multi-taskers with limited screen space. Tapping into the entire blinkx video index, Skyrocket Player offers hundreds of channels of blinkx’s content as well as videos from other online video providers, creating an easily-accessible hub of video content.
“At blinkx we are always exploring innovative new ways to improve the online video viewing experience and to further our vision of delivering premium video to consumers on any screen, anywhere in the world,” said Dan Slivjanovski, SVP, Chief Marketing Officer of blinkx. “Skyrocket Player, which introduces not only a new portal for users to access online video, but also a far more convenient way to enjoy it at any time, is perfectly in line with our goal to revolutionize the way premium video and advertising is delivered to consumers – by taking it out of the browser entirely.”