TV News Search & Borrow

by: VITAC

Internet Archive is putting closed captions to work!

The Internet Archive recently launched TV News Search & Borrow, which helps you stay informed on current events by letting you to search closed captions from over 365,000 newscasts.

As the largest closed captioning company in the United States, it’s no coincidence that VITAC’s captions are well represented on TV News. We caption over 220,000 hours of realtime programming a year! Here are just a few of the networks that use VITAC’s closed captioning services: CBS, CNBC, CNN, Fox, Telemundo, NBC, Univision, and BBC  World News America.

TV News archives broadcasts from the nation’s leading networks and programs. They currently have newscasts from 2009 to the present — with more being added daily. To help people stay informed and compare resources, the site provides some cool tools like a tag cloud of current buzz words, a history of a word’s popularity, and a visual overview of broadcasts. Once you find clips that meet your query, you can borrow the full version or view it at the Internet Archive’s library in San Francisco.

We’re so happy to see closed captions being used for such an educational cause. Great job, Internet Archive!