Searching for Yesterday’s News on CNBC
December 19, 2006 7:35 PM
I got an email link last night from a friend of mine who appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” yesterday to talk about the role his company, Rovion, is playing in online advertising. I was able to click through the link in the email and watch the video easily on my computer.
Since CNBC revamped its Web site at the start of the month to become ultra video-centric, I wanted to see if I could also find the segment from yesterday’s show easily on the new Web site. The site now boasts oodles of video from current shows. Will a segment from yesterday be easy to find too?
The CNBC page is sluggish to load, but when I plug Rovion into the search box on the home page of the site, the clip is right there under “video results.” So I hit play and watch the segment again.
This “archival” feature is a must-have for TV networks as they migrate online. The Internet is a treasure trove for research. TV sites should be too.