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Warner Bros. Resurrects TV Network On Web

The WB, long gone from your television, is being resurrected on the Web. Tomorrow, Warner Bros. will relaunch the defunct television network as a Web hub for its television shows. According to TechCrunch, will be more "feature-rich" than competitors like Hulu, allowing users to mashup clips from each show, for example.

The report says its most impressive feature is video search, which allows users to search for specific words or phrases used in any show. Digitalsmiths, the search provider, uses technology that automatically transcribes and indexes dialogue from each episode. TechCrunch claims the search engine only works about 50% of the time, "but when it does work, it's pretty impressive." 's content roster includes "Friends," "The OC," "Veronica Mars," "One Tree Hill," "Gilmore Girls," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel,," "Smallville" and other shows from the WB and other networks, as well as a few made-for-Web TV series.

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