YouTube gets rights to stream live sports coverage

YouTube gets rights to stream live sports coverage

Summary: YouTube is trying to contend with ESPN by nabbing some rights to live online streaming of sporting events, starting with...cricket. What?

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YouTube is trying to contend with ESPN by nabbing some rights to live online streaming of sporting events, starting with...cricket. What?

Live streaming will commence in March, starting with 60 matches from the Indian Premier League. (Again, that's cricket, not soccer/football.) Maybe if its popular enough, there will be more than just cricket on the Google-owned site.

I'd actually like to see YouTube get some rights to stream more international sporting events, as it's not always possible to get everything on ESPN 360.

What would you like to see?

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  • I wouldn't knock cricket too much

    Apparently by virtue of the population of the various cricket playing nations it is the second most popular spectator sport next to soccer:

    http://www.sportingo.com/all-sports/a9188_revealed-ten-most-popular-sports-world-no-prizes-guessing-whats-no

    Still; regardless whether you believe that or not, this is a potentially cool development for all sports.

    Where I live, I have been systematically starved of cricket coverage. Ironically a company originating from my current country of residence often purchases the broadcast rights to cricket games, but never shows the matches here...
    rikasa
    • Get F1 / World Cup / Nascar / NFL

      And ESPN is going to fits .... If I can stream it through YouTube, Ill pay Google. ESPN bloat...no thank you.
      Uralbas
  • RE: YouTube gets rights to stream live sports coverage

    Would like to see rugby
    loefie_e
  • RE: YouTube gets rights to stream live sports coverage

    High school sports coverage would be nice.
    JazzyJeff502