Among the vast variety of social media networks in the world today, YouTube has to be one of the biggest and the NFL has recognized it. On Thursday, the league announced it will begin showing classic games, in full, on the official NFL YouTube channel to generate more views over the coming months.
The league recently renewed its partnership with the popular video sharing website and they want to beef up their presence on the website. They announced that three of the most classic games in each team’s history will be available for viewing on YouTube before the start of the 2016 NFL season.
The channel currently has around 900 million views, which does seem like a lot. However, the popular 2012 video “Gangnam Style” has over 2.5 billion views itself, more than three times more than the NFL’s entire channel.
The new deal with YouTube also states that the NFL might start posting live highlights of games in progress. This would be a huge deal for fans everywhere as they will get to keep up with what is going on with their favorite teams when not able to watch them in their regional markets.
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