YouTube in Talks to Stream NBA to Asia

Posted Fri Feb 25, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Google says they're working with most professional sports leagues.

The folks over at Google are an ambitious bunch. Their plans don't always work out, but that doesn't mean they're not going to give it a go. The latest idea - streaming sports on YouTube.

According to Brian Suh, who heads the YouTube Partership at Google Korea, the company is in talks with most pro-sports leagues including the NBA and NHL. That's a pretty huge deal, but there's just one thing you need to know before getting excited.

The current plan is only to stream those games to Asia, which YouTube already does for Major League Baseball games not picked up by another network. Of course, there's no reason why popular Korean sports like soccer, baseball and StarCraft couldn't make their way to the states through YouTube streaming.

Source: Bloomberg (via Engadget

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