The city of San Carlos announced yesterday that a number of its video presentations are now available for viewing via the new Google Video Search Beta program. The videos have been made available on Google through the work of Granicus, a San Francisco based firm that San Carlos has hired to make the information on the city's TV Channel -- the San Carlos Channel -- available on the Web both live and on demand.
In the past, San Carlos residents could watch the San Carlos Channel live by tuning in Cable Channel 27 on Comcast Cable. They could also watch this material -- both live and on demand -- via the city's Web Site using the San Carlos Channel and Video Archives feature.
Today, these options have expanded with the addition of Google Video Search. To use the Google system, Web viewers will need to visit the Google Web site and download the free VLC Video Viewer. Once that has been done, they can use Google Video Search to look up and play videos from the City of San Carlos.
Assistant City Manager Brian Moura credited Javier Muniz, Chief Technology Officer and Tom Spengler, Chief Executive Officer at Granicus for their work in bringing the City of San Carlos video material to the Google Video Search program. San Carlos was interested in having its videos made available through additional options, such as Google, and the Granicus staff provided the technology and the work to make that happen.