Paul Kontonis, a digital content veteran, is a fan of working together and learning from each other, and that’s why he helped found GOVA, the Global Online Video Association, in February to represent companies that are investing and producing digital video content. “Online video is becoming the must-see content for some audiences,” he says.
GOVA is designed to help grow the online video content business by making sure creators and producers are working effectively with YouTube and other partners, and to draw in more advertising. The goal is to protect and advocate the interests of multichannel networks as they expand audiences and revenue. “This industry is growing rapidly. YouTube is one of our biggest partners and one of the goal is to make sure everyone has a good relationship with YouTube,” he said.