Bleacher Report Announces YouTube Lineup

Popular sports startup Bleacher Report was announced as of YouTube’s new content partners late last year. Now it’s actually ready to debut its new channel and announce the initial slate of shows.

Bleacher Report allows regular sports fans to offer commentary on teams and games, an approach that leads to much more content than a traditional sports site — the company says it has 1,000 featured columnists and 6,000 contributors total. In some ways, it seems like a good match for YouTube, since it’s taking a similar approach to sports writing as the one YouTube took to video.

Which isn’t to say that these are going to be purely crowdsourced shows. Instead, Bleacher Report’s shows will mostly be hosted by established names from the sports and entertainment world. Here’s the lineup:

  • B/R5 — A rundown of the five biggest sports stories of the day, hosted by Desi Sanchez (of E! News Now and MTV). Broadcasts every Monday to Friday, starting today.
  • NFL Draft 365 — A weekly discussion of the NFL draft, hosted by Alex Panos (HGTV’s Run My Money and SNY’s Beer Money), with a different current or former NFL player as guest analyst in each episode. Starts later this week.
  • Why We Watch — A weekly show featuring short-form sports documentaries, supposedly highlighting a small story with big significance, or offering a new take on more well-known news. Starts later this week.
  • Full Ride — A weekly look at college football recruiting, starting in March.