To enable advanced non-consumptive visual analysis of television news, ranging from OCR to custom object detection, you can download a ZIP file of the full resolution versions the thumbnails you see on this page. Thumbnails are in JPEG format and are numbered in the order they appear in the thumbnail grid on this page.Download Full Resolution Thumbnails
The GDELT TV Visual Explorer is a collaboration with the Internet Archive's Television News Archive and the Media-Data Research Consortium to explore new approaches to enabling rapid exploration and understanding of the visual landscape of television news, including international broadcasts that lack closed captioning and other enrichments. Each broadcast is converted into a grid of thumbnail frames, one every 4 seconds, that make it possible to rapidly visually examine the visual narratives of a broadcast, identify specific segments of interest.
You can click on any thumbnail on this page to view a brief video clip of the broadcast starting at that point and view more information about the broadcast on the Internet Archive's website.
This is a highly experimental research initiative focused on reimagining how memory institutions like the Archive can make their vast television news archives more accessible to scholars, journalists and informed citizens. It is optimized for desktop use under a modern web browser like Chrome. Video clips are streamed directly from the Archive and may experience delays or errors during periods of high load.
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Some channels have closed captioning that makes it possible to keyword search the spoken transcript of the broadcast and view matching segments. A small set of channels are being analyzed through the Cloud Video AI API to identify major objects and activities and perform multilingual OCR, making the onscreen text keyword searchable.
This channel has closed captioning and is keyword searchable via the TV Explorer.
This channel is being analyzed through the Cloud Video AI API and supports advanced AI-assisted search, including keyword search of onscreen text via the TV AI Explorer.
Video plays directly from the Internet Archive's site and may take a few seconds to load, please be patient. You may have to click on the play button if the video does not automatically begin playing.View Details, Search & Borrow At Internet Archive (Opens In New Tab)