Back in 2013, Turkish music channel Mü-Yap was one of the most popular on YouTube, before it was shut down abruptly and disappeared from the service. But the popularity of YouTube in this regard is back in the sun this week: a Turkish channel called netd müzik has shot in to Tubefilter and OpenSlate’s chart of most-viewed channels, with its 433.6m views in August making it the third most popular channel on YouTube that month.
That’s behind only wrestling body WWE (456.4m views) and children’s nursery rhymes channel Little Baby Bum (448.4m), but ahead of the likes of Taylor Swift (310.4m) and PewDiePie (302.7m – falling outside the top 10 for the first month in a long, long time). netd müzik wasn’t even in the top-100 chart in July. The rankings also reveal YouTube’s growth at its top end: the top 100 channels generated 17.4bn video views in August 2015, a 70.6% rise on the 10.2bn views generated by the top 100 in August 2014.