Pixsy Corporation, a media search platform that powers private label video and image search engines, today announced a syndication agreement with Gray Television, an operator of 36 television stations serving 30 U.S. markets. Under the terms of the partnership, Gray Television will utilize Pixsy’s media search technology to run a unified video search engine across 30 television station websites.
Pixsy will combine Gray Television video content with the Pixsy index of aggregated web media to create a unique vertical consumer search experience. Pixsy technology will enable consumers to search Gray Television content as well as millions of videos under the Gray Television brand.
“We selected Pixsy for their ability to easily customize a vertical media search engine across our network of properties,” said Lisa Bishop, Manager of Gray Television Interactive. “We evaluated the competition and Pixsy had the most versatile feature set with the quickest time to market.”
Pixsy CEO, Chase Norlin added, “We’re excited to power the media search experience for the Gray Television network of online properties. Pixsy media search technology and our ever-growing index of video and image content will provide a unique search experience for the Gray Television audience.”
About Gray Television
Gray Television, Inc. is a television broadcast company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, whose primary mission is to provide quality news and entertainment services to the local markets in which the Company operates. Our commitment to local interests and a selective acquisition strategy provides growth opportunities, which builds long-term value for our stockholders.
Gray currently operates 36 television stations serving 30 markets. Each of the stations are affiliated with either CBS (17 stations), NBC (10 stations), ABC (8 stations) or FOX (1 station). In addition, Gray currently operates 39 digital second channels including 1 ABC, 5 Fox, 8 CW and 16 MyNetworkTV affiliates plus 7 local news/weather channels and 2 "independent" channels in certain of its existing markets. Gray intends to start one additional digital local weather channel in one of its existing markets during 2007.
Pixsy Corporation is an award-winning media search platform that powers private label image and video search engines for online websites and applications. Pixsy brings a new suite of tools to the multimedia search sector and is creating new search-based ad opportunities in the process. Pixsy’s multimedia spiders and index also let it create compelling vertical search applications for customers that can serve as multimedia launching points for vertical portals. Pixsy has offices in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA and was founded by a team of engineers and business leaders hailing from Microsoft, Sony, and ValueClick.