Broadcast search provider TVEyes has announced its new service Podscope, claimed to be the first engine to search within a Podcast. TVEyes claims that the service will be the first of its kind to make every word searchable within a podcast and will also enable the audio indexing of podcast content. Podscope will be available later this month.
TVEyes crawls the internet with Podscope looking for podcasts and creates an index against every word, thereby making the contents searchable. The user can search on a term, generate a list of results ranked by a variety of methods to find the most relevant podcast and click to play or click to download.
“With a looming explosion in such user generated rich content as Podcasts and video blogs, there is a growing need to empower consumers to find and subscribe to programs that meet their diverse interests,” commented Allen Weiner, Vice President and Research Director at Gartner. “Searching and indexing these varied audio and video programs will not only benefit content-hungry consumers, it also adds legitimacy and velocity to this burgeoning space.”