Surfs up for Google

Surf and Rugby fans can now google for video as MediaZone, which handles online downloading for a number of international sporting events, has inked a deal with the Internet search giant.

MediaZone’s featured downloadable programming at launch of the Google Video Store includes top-tier rugby matches like “The All Blacks of New Zealand vs. Springboks of South Africa,” and the 2005 Super 12 Final, the UPC Final and the Currie Cup Final. MediaZone will also provide complete coverage of The 2006 Mavericks Surf Contest near Half Moon Bay, CA.
“The internet serves a global audience, and the combination of Google’s powerful search engine and MediaZone’s vast library of video content creates a winning formula,” said MediaZone COO Michelle Wu. “MediaZone is excited to lend our content aggregation and packaging expertise in sports, lifestyle, and international content to the new Google Video Store.”