I have good news for all football fans out there. Starting this week, you'll be able to watch all sorts original NFL programming right on YouTube absolutely free.
In the past, the NFL has closely guarded all of its highlights, videos and analysis, especially online. Users would routinely post their favorite highlights on YouTube, but the NFL was always quick to pull them down.
Instead of searching YouTube for highlights that the NFL hasn't removed yet, fans can now visit the NFL's official YouTube channel to see content.
Don't get too excited. The NFL still isn't going to be posting any live game footage on YouTube or any other website. Streaming NFL games is still nearly impossible, unless you qualify for this offer from DIRECTV.
The channel will feature “game previews, in-game highlights, post-game recaps as well as clips featuring news, analysis, fantasy football advice” and other content, the NFL said.
There's already nearly 50 videos posted to the NFL's YouTube channel. The featured video is an NFL Films' preview of Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots.