Death of YouTube? Site to charge subscription fee for watching video
California: The freedom to watch free online videos on your favourite video sharing website could be a thing of the past. YouTube plans to charge subscription fee for its video.
The paid-for subscription service is all set to launch later this week. The Google owned website will charge its users to access content on some its specialist’s channels.
According to news report on Daily Mail that quoted Financial Times, a single-channel subscription is expected to cost 1.28 British Pounds a month.
As many as 50 YouTube channels are expected to come under the ambit of the new scheme.
The service will provide customers access to exclusive videos, TV shows and films from selected special channels.
A video on subscribed channel will also be advertisement free.
Channels were introduced ion YouTube on December 2011. In October 2012, the site launched 60 partner channels, including BBC Worldwide On Earth, ITN, the Jamie Oliver Food Channel and Mixmag TV.
Other partners include Channel 4 and Film 4, Howcast and The Onion.
The extra money is expected to fund new TV and film shows that will be telecasted exclusively online.
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