Google Wants More Sports on YouTube

By Andrew Gauthier 

New York Post

Google executives are busy working to bring more sports programming and movies to YouTube — as soon as they are able to untangle a mess of rights issues.

Speaking as part of the only press conference here, Google co-founder Sergey Brin said, “We are just trying to cope with the legacy of complicated contracts. Consumers should be given the choice assuming they pay a fair price.”


“Content owners want as much distribution as possible,” he added.

Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the company has been talking to some sports rights holders in Sun Valley about how to get around these issues. More…