Google puts its hoohoodilly in another chacha

SiliconValley.com reports on Google Video.

With Google Video (www.google.com/video), Google is indexing the closed-caption transcripts from PBS, C-SPAN, Fox News, the NBA and others. Closed captions, originally intended for people with hearing impairments, are the text translations of program that typically scroll across the bottom of TV screens.
For now, the Mountain View search engine will not link directly to video content. Instead, when users click on a search result, they’ll be taken to a “preview page” that will show excerpts of the closed-caption text alongside relevant still images from the video program.
Where available, Google will also display programming information, such as the date and time the show aired and when it will air next.

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