Google’s head of sport for North America didn’t use his keynote at Tues’ PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Summit in NYC to position the Internet giant as a creator of original content or purchaser of sports rights. Instead, Frank Golding appealed to sports leagues to put content on Google-owned YouTube to drive engagement back to their brands. “With that content on YouTube, they can drive fan engagement and drive viewers and fans back to either their properties or to their games or their mobile apps, or, in other words, to use YouTube to help drive their business,” he told CableFAX after his presentation. More on why this is a challenge for Google and comments from Golding on sports rights.
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