Google today launched its Video search engine. It will enable you to search through a growing archive of televised content.
Just type in your search term (for instance, ipod or Napa Valley) or do a more advanced search (for instance, title:nightline) and Google Video will search the closed captioning text of all the programs in our archive for relevant results. Click on a program title on your results page and you can look through short snippets of the text along with still images from the show. Visit the "About this show" side panel to learn when this show will air next.
Right now they're just testing this product, so you'll find programs only from a limited number of channels, which they've been indexing since late December 2004. You can expect to see more and more content as Google continues to add new channels.
Our mission is to give viewers complete access to public affairs programming and we are committed to use new technologies to enhance the value of our services. This partnership with Google further demonstrates how new technologies will expand our audience and make it easier to conduct online searches of our content for information most relevant to them.
You can try Google's new Video search service here