YouTube is now the go-to for a lot of people, with many opting to watch content on the video-sharing platform than take in live shows on television. The service has significantly boosted many areas, one being sports, as there is so much extra to watch than the norm.
And the above is what has made YouTube such a popular service. There’s everything on there, from unboxing gadgets to cooking tutorials. There are even channels showing the gameplay of the latest slots released online. But you could say that YouTube is where sport is king, and some of the channels are head and shoulders above the rest.
WWE remains the leading wrestling brand around. And believe it or not, its YouTube channel has over 90 million subscribers and content aplenty. The WWE, which has been around for years and remains hugely popular, has always known how to keep fans happy, and the content on their YouTube channel, which includes clips from RAW, Smackdown and other events, is one way of doing just that.
Dude Perfect is the best sports YouTube channel that isn’t presented by an official organisation or company. It’s basically just five friends having fun, playing sports, and, most importantly, having a laugh along the way. And this is the crucial element, there’s every sport imaginable, with challenges and trick shots included, but there is also comedy. It’s the perfect combination. And the relationship between the five friends also comes through and makes a difference.
Like the WWE, the NBA know what’s up when it comes to content. They’re one of the top organisations on the planet when it comes to producing it, so it’s no surprise that their YouTube channel has close to 20 million subscribers, a number that continues to grow. The plus point of the NBA YouTube channel is that it allows basketball fans from around the globe to keep up to date with the latest goings-on, which isn’t always possible due to time differences. The shorts on the NBA channel are really good and uploaded multiple times a day.
By now, you should be able to see a trend developing, as it’s another massive US-based sports organisation that appears on this list, and this time it’s the UFC. It’s fair to say that the UFC is one of the fastest-growing sports organisations on the planet, with more people than ever before taking a liking to MMA. And the UFC is a brand that is doing everything right, especially by appealing to the mass market. They regularly upload excellent content on YouTube, with the pick of the bunch usually involving UFC President Dana White in some way, shape or form.
If you love sports, there really is no better place than YouTube. Just type in which sport you’re into, and you’ll find masses of content to watch. Of course, sports organisations have their own channels, and they’re great for highlights and so on. But some fans have fantastic channels too.