Explore TV Series and Popular Movie Actors with Yahoo! Video Search

  • Posted December 7th, 2009 at 8:00 am by Yahoo! Search
  • Categories: Search

Building on the great feedback we received after the launch of the Yahoo! Video Search music refiners last month, we are launching even more entertainment refiners today. These two new refiners will help you explore your favorite TV shows and movies.

You can see that the left rail on our video search results page is becoming a place where you can use new ways to explore online videos. By hooking into the “Web of Things,” we have created intelligent contextual refiners to narrow down your search intent intuitively.

The TV refiner that we are launching today organizes TV series queries into main characters, popular episodes, and seasons. If you are looking for clips from the TV series “How I Met Your Mother,” you can explore clips from the show by its popular main characters, like Robin Scherbatsky and Lily Aldrin.

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You can explore the show by popular episodes like Drumroll and Sandcastles in the Sand; or see clips chronologically by season.

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You can choose to see clips from popular video hosting sites, such as Hulu.com and Joost.com, many of which offer high quality, exclusive content.

We are also launching the Movie Actors refiner in Yahoo! Video Search today for popular movie actors. If you are looking for videos of Tom Hanks, the Movie Actors refiner on the left rail helps you explore Tom Hanks’ work by showing links to video clips from his most popular movies like Big, Forrest Gump, and Philadelphia. This way, you can easily and quickly watch some of your favorite Tom Hanks performances.

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These refiners are a part of our continued effort to better understand search intent and deliver search results that matter to you most. Give the TV and Movie Actors refiners in Yahoo! Video Search a try and use the comments section to let us know what you think.

Nilesh Gattani and Ranjita Naik

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