AOL Adds MTV Networks RSS Feeds to Video Search Engine
December 05, 2005, AOL today announced that its video search engine will now feature RSS feeds from MTV Networks’ programming services. Video content from the company’s highly popular CMT, Comedy Central, Logo, MTV, MTV2, mtvU, The N, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Nicktoons, Noggin, Spike, TV Land and VH1 Web sites are now accessible through AOL’s best-in-class video search engine available through the AOL.com portal’s Video On Demand tab (http://www.aol.com/video), AOL Search (http://www.aolsearch.com) and on the AOL service. In addition, Singingfish (http://www.singingfish.com), one of the Web’s premier video and audio search engines, and its network of search properties will also feature content from MTV Networks.
“We’re excited to work with MTV Networks to further extend our leadership in video search and provide consumers with one of the most comprehensive sources for discovering the breadth and quality of video content available across the Web,” said Kevin Conroy, Executive Vice President of AOL Media Networks.
“From ‘The Daily Show’ and ‘Lazytown’ to ‘Unplugged’ and ‘My Fair Brady,’ MTV Networks’ library of video programming is vast and in-demand,” said Jason Hirschhorn, Chief Digital Officer, MTV Networks. “Through AOL Video Search, consumers now have access to some of the most sought after and beloved programming available on the Web. This extends our quest for ubiquity and will help drive traffic to our destinations.”
AOL’s video search engine delivers one of the most comprehensive repositories of high-quality video content online in key categories from entertainment to news. Its database draws from the leading AOL® Video on-demand archive of more than 18,000 licensed and originally produced video assets including popular exclusive and AOL-original programs like AOL® Music Sessions, AOL® Music LIVE!, the Moviefone® “Unscripted” series, the Moviefone® Short Film Festival, AOL® Coaches and more; over 2.5 million video assets available on the Internet indexed through AOL’s Singingfish™ audio/video search engine; and RSS feeds from top video streaming sites. This combined approach lets people search from one place for high-quality, current online video spanning popular music videos, movie features, television clips, news coverage, sports highlights, independently produced videos and more.
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