Video search engine Blinkx has signed an agreement with The History Channel UK offering web users access to the channel's video and audio archive including speeches from icons such as Franklin Roosevelt, JFK, Albert Einstein and Neil Armstrong.

"Blinkx is thrilled to be partnering with The History Channel UK," said Blinkx founder Suranga Chandratillake.

"The History Channel UK offers some of the best historical content on the web and we are happy to make it easily accessible through"

Blinkx uses advanced speech recognition technology to automatically index and understand video and audio on the web making it easier for users to find exactly what they are looking for.

"With increasing numbers of people watching video online, we are keen to make as many of our programme clips available as possible on the web site," said The History Channel UK's Emily Lloyd.

"Searchability is obviously extremely important and we're happy to be partnering with Blinkx to ensure that more and more people find and view content from The History Channel."