January 25, 2005

Google Searches TV Shows and Transcripts

Google launched a beta search engine for TV transcripts with screen captures of the programs from Fox, ABC, PBS, C-span, and other channels. The fascinating feature is the search engine actually shows a captured screenshot of the video program, which begs us to imagine if sample video clips will be available in the future. According to published reports, Google has started recording TV programs last month, but has not revealed how many channels they are indexing. Yahoo Video search which came out some time ago only focuses on internet video clips.

Throw caution to the wind Google and give us those internet video clips of TV programs. Even if its 30 seconds and less, that would be a great evolution of the search paradigm. [Discuss]