PureVideo Networks, operator of video sites, StupidVideos.com (comedy) and GrindTV.com (action sports), has unveiled its first utility, called PureVideo Search. Still in beta, PureVideo Search is a meta-search engine for video, combining a crawl-based search with a feed-based search, and returning results from the entire web. PureVideo Networks' proprietary analysis determines rankings, displaying each result with an associated thumbnail image, and a link to view the video at the respective publisher site.
In addition, users of PureVideo Search have access to more than 35 charts presenting popular videos on the top sites, concerning music, sports, comedy, viral videos, entertainment, and news. These sites include MySpace, Rolling Stone, AOL Music, ESPN, Fox Sports, Comedy Central, YouTube, Break.com, CNN, BusinessWeek, and others. Both GrindTV.com and StupidVideos.com will take advantage of the PureVideo Search engine to help power broader web search returns for their users. PureVideo Search will also provide PureVideo Networks with trend data about broadband video consumption.