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Google announced on January 25 the launch of Google Video, a free service which allows users to search thousands of television programs every day; everything from sports to dinosaur documentaries to news shows. The service was discontinued in fall of 2012.

Google Video currently covers 19 channels:

  1. ABC (KGO)
  2. Animal Planet
  3. CNN
  4. C-SPAN
  5. C-SPAN2
  6. Discovery Channel
  7. Discovery Health
  8. Fox News
  9. here!
  10. KQED
  11. KQED Encore
  12. KQED HD
  13. KQED Kids
  14. KQED Life
  15. KRON
  16. NBC (KNTV)
  17. PBS
  18. The Learning Channel
  19. Travel Channel


Just type in your search term, Google Video will search the closed captioning text of all the programs in the archive for relevant results. It allows users to have a look through short snippets of the text along with still images from the show. If a user provides their zip code, the site displays information on when the show will air next.

Google is a U.S.-based search engine whose mission "is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful", according to the company's corporate web site. The largest search engine on the web, Google receives over 200 million queries each day through its various services.

This page was based on a Public domain article by King Ho Cheung at Wikinews.

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