The Sun has announced its YouTube channel has officially passed the four million subscriber mark. In the last twelve months, the channel has had over 1.5 billion views with over 30 million hours of content consumed, says the publisher.
The Sun’s defence editor, Jermoe Starkey’s original reporting from the War in Ukraine has been especially important with his pieces being viewed over 30 million times. The team have also produced a number of long form documentaries that have been hugely successful, including how Finland strengthens NATO’s borders.
There were also more than 2.6 million views for live coverage of the death of The Queen and nearly half a million people watched the Coronation of King Charles live on the channel, added the publisher.
The Sun’s director of digital, Will Payne, said: “Hitting 4m YouTube subscribers is a fantastic achievement and shows how The Sun’s ability to produce highly engaging, entertaining and hard hitting content enables us to build new, loyal audiences in the digital world.”Keep up-to-date with publishing news: sign up here for InPubWeekly, our free weekly e-newsletter.