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YouTube football: Best channels for Premier League highlights

The Premier League is the world's most-watched football league and equally popular in the UK and abroad.

With increasing dominance on the global stage, the Premier League is now home to the majority of the world's best footballers. Most football fans, even those supporting teams in the Football League or non-league, are keen to catch one game or another.

The live action is supplemented by various Premier League highlights offerings, with BBC's Match of the Day representing the most famous and long-established programme dedicated to coverage of the English top flight. Moreover, without the Premier League, EA FC 24 would not be as interesting as it is today.

The Premier League's Saturday afternoon blackout

Despite the billions in television revenue that sustains the Premier League, it maintains a Saturday afternoon blackout, in agreement with the FA and UEFA, which means that there is no live coverage of games between the hours of 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm on a Saturday.

This is a protective measure for the football pyramid below England's top flight, to support attendance at live games by removing the attraction of staying in to watch the Premier League. How long the Saturday blackout will last is very much up for debate, especially as the current broadcast cycle has just two years remaining.

For now, though, the Saturday afternoon blackout leaves fans desperate for highlights on a Saturday evening. So we've brought together the places to catch these on YouTube in the UK.

How can I watch live Premier League coverage in the UK?

Live Premier League coverage in the UK can be found on Sky Sports and TNT Sports, with the occasional fixture card screened by Amazon Prime Video. There are many other channels for watching the English Premier League live from the comfort of your home every weekend but the aforementioned are the most reliable today.

BBC Sport and ESPN are two other very popular broadcasters of the English Premier League in the UK.  But before you settle on the ideal channel for watching your favourite EPL team live in action, we recommend comparing the subscription prices across the board to make an informed decision.

How many Premier League games are broadcast in the UK?

Of the 200 games currently broadcast live, Sky has the vast majority (128), with secondary broadcaster TNT (formerly BT Sports) showing 52 matches. The last of the rights holders is Amazon with 20 games, which is two rounds of fixtures.

You will also be able to watch several EPL matches on BBC Sport as well as ESPN.

What are the best YouTube football channels for Premier League highlights?

There is not too much of a variance when it comes to Premier League highlights, and overall coverage, on YouTube. EPL enjoys a good following on the world's largest video streaming platform.

Premier League YouTube channel

The Premier League's official channel has at least 6.4 million subscribers on YouTube and offers extensive highlights of the games but this is not available until the day after the fixture has taken place.

A further look at the English Premier League official YouTube channel indicates that the platform has amassed at least 4.7 billion views since the channel was created on 10 May 2019. With EPL being the most loved league in the world today, you can expect the YouTube views to keep soaring into billions more.

The official Sky Sports Premier League YouTube channel

Another great channel for highlights is Sky Sports Premier League. On this YouTube platform, the main broadcaster of the league has an array of content including condensed action from the games, as well as further talking points and analysis, taken from Sky's overall coverage.

The official Sky Sports Premier League YouTube channel currently has at least 4.87 million subscribers, with the number set to rise even higher in the coming weeks, months and years. As the main broadcaster of EPL, Sky Sports YouTube channel features premium content crafted with expertise as well as raw football from live games to help fans and players relive their best football moments on the pitch. Notably, Sky Sports Football's YouTube channel has at least 3.9 billion views at the time of publishing this review, with the number set to increase.

BBC Sport YouTube

BBC Sport is another channel to check for match highlights, especially if you are a fan of the English Premier League. They also feature short documentaries and post-match analysis, an approach that sets apart the BBC Sport YouTube channel from competitors. The channel is, however, yet to hit a million subscribers as it currently has at least 708,000 subscribers and a total of 187 million views over time.

TNT Sports on YouTube

As mentioned earlier, TNT Sports, formerly BT Sport, is a reputed EPL broadcaster and their YouTube channel does not disappoint when it comes to delivering premium EPL match highlights, post-match analysis, YouTube shorts and football documentaries.

The fact that the TNT Sports YouTube channel enjoys a huge following of at least 5.3 million subscribers highlights its significance in the world of football, especially in delivering live EPL matches to audiences around the world. The channel has amassed at least 3.5 billion views at the time of publishing this YouTube football: Premier League channel.

And like many other channels that feature EPL match highlights, TNT Sorts also covers EUFA matches and showcases games from the greater UK, which includes Wales and Ireland.

BeIN Sports

Before we forget, BeIN Sports has been a huge player in the sports broadcasting industry, so the beIN Sports YouTube channel is a must-go-to if you want to watch the best English Premier League rights at your convenience. Let's mention that beIN Sports boasts a massive following of at least 11.4 million subscribers since it was created on 21 February 2012 and a massive viewership so far of at least 1 billion.

ESPN

While ESPN is not a regular broadcaster of live EPL matches, save for special occasions based on the contract they have with the popular league, ESPN's YouTube channel does not disappoint when it comes to providing football fans with exceptional of EPL match highlights.  ESPN boast a subscription of at least 3.81 million on YouTube and has so far amassed over 3 billion in views.

Amazon Prime Video Sport

When it comes to watching the English Premier League highlights, YouTube does not disappoint, especially YouTube channels like Amazon Prime Sport. It is that channel that most fans of football will overlook yet features some of the best moments captured from the EPL.

While Amazon Prime is a relatively new entrant in the broadcast of EPL matches, their YouTube channel continues to gain traction among the fans of the beautiful game. Today, Amazon Prime's YouTube channel for sports has amassed a huge following, boasting at least 664k subscribers at the time of publishing this preview of Premier League YouTube highlights.

Amazon Prime Video Sports channel on YouTube does not only post EPL match highlights but also provides football fans with insights into the lives of football players in the EPL such as lifestyle. You also get to watch EPL shorts that run up to 50 seconds, short videos as well as long video highlights at your convenience. So, if you miss an EPL match next time, Amazon Prime Sport on YouTube is the place to go and catch a glimpse of the vital moments in a game.

Individual YouTubers EPL channels

Apart from the official YouTube channels for Premier League clubs and the official broadcasters that also run channels on the biggest video sharing/streaming platform, fans of EPL can also subscribe to individual channels.

YouTube has made it possible for video/content creators to thrive. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of YouTubers doing the hard work of collecting clips and editing EPL match highlights for you.

And while finding authentic YouTuber sources for English Premier League highlights can be challenging, there are a host of trustworthy options. Thus, you must first beware of clickbait channels.

Inside Football is a verified and authentic channel to look for on YouTube and catch the best EPL match highlights on the go. Another ideal EPL YouTube channel for watching match highlights is 90 Minutes, which is another verified football channel on the giant video-sharing platform.

Moreover, we recommend checking out FourFourTwo, another verified channel on YouTube, boasting more than half a million subscribers currently. Like 90 Minutes or Inside Football, FourFourTwo has grown immensely in recent years to become an authentic source of football news and information. Their youtube channel features exclusive content focusing on the Englishing Premier League, other top leagues in Europe and great football content.

The next EPL YouTuber channel to check out if you want to watch top-rated EPL highlights is OFFSIDE_Football. The channel is verified, so you can be sure the video highlights are authentic and expertly edited to give viewers the best experience any day and anytime.

Other YouTube channels to watch Premier League highlights

One other option for fans looking to watch Premier League highlights on YouTube is to check out the official club channels, like West Ham United for example.

From one club to another, they will take a different approach with their output as they have total control whilst still being able to benefit from having the ability to show goals from the games or even pitch action from a different angle. There will be very different types of features and bite-size content for fans of the respective clubs to enjoy and embrace.

We have summarized the various EPL club YouTube channels below, with the links to their platforms included. Take a look and enjoy exciting match hights on the go.

Premier League club channels on YouTube

CLUB STADIUM YOUTUBE
AFC Bournemouth Vitality Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@AFCBournemouth
Arsenal FC Emirates Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@arsenal
Aston Villa Villa Park https://www.youtube.com/@avfcofficial
Brentford FC Brentford Community Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@BrentfordFC
Brighton & Hove The AMEX Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@officialbhafc
Burnley FC Turf Moor https://www.youtube.com/@burnleyofficial
Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge https://www.youtube.com/@chelseafc
Crystal Palace Selhurst Park https://www.youtube.com/@OfficialCPFC
Everton FC Goodison Park https://www.youtube.com/@Everton
Fulham FC Craven Cottage https://www.youtube.com/@fulhamfc
Liverpool FC Anfield Road https://www.youtube.com/@LiverpoolFC
Luton Town FC Kenilworth Road https://www.youtube.com/@LutonTown
Manchester City Etihad Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@mancity
Manchester United Old Trafford https://www.youtube.com/@manutd
National Stadium Wembley Stadium
Newcastle United St. James' Park https://www.youtube.com/@NUFC
Nottingham Forest FC City Ground https://www.youtube.com/@NottinghamForestFC
Sheffield United Bramall Lane https://www.youtube.com/@sheffieldunited
Tottenham Hotspur Tottenham Hotspur Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@TottenhamHotspur
West Ham United London Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@westhamunited
Wolverhampton Wanderers Molineux Stadium https://www.youtube.com/@OfficialWolvesVideo

Which Premier League club has most YouTube subscribers?

Liverpool (8.9m) and Manchester United (8.29m) lead the way for YouTube subscribers in the Premier League.

The two behemoths of English football are quite some distance ahead of the rest of the pack. Manchester City have 6.69m subscribers, Chelsea 4.65m and Arsenal 3.59m.

Next best on the list is Tottenham Hotspur with 3.15m subscribers and then a huge drop to Everton with 772,000 subscribers, Wolverhampton Wanderers with 695,000, Newcastle United on 529,000, Brighton & Hove Albion on 518,000 and West Ham United on 501,000.

Unsurprisingly, newly promoted side Luton Town have the fewest YouTube subscribers in the Premier League, with only 70,000-odd, but their channel is growing as they adjust to life in the top flight.

What about the Premier League channel itself? Well, that trails behind the leading three clubs – Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City – with 5.45m subscribers.


Okello Steve

Okello Steve is a seasoned Sports and travel writer with over 10 years of experience in the journalistic enterprise. Steve honed his writing skills from a tender age and went on to study communication at the University and chose to pursue a writing career as an independent journalist crafting engaging content for the web on sports, casino gaming and travel.

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