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Is YouTube Planning to Charge for Some Channels?

31st January 2013      by: Tom Woods     

YouTube has reportedly invited roughly 25 producers to submit applications for channels whose content users would have to pay to view. The revenue would be split 55-45 in favor of the user.

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  • Joel Poindexter

    Good. Maybe this will discredit — to some extent at least — the Luddites who are afraid of the digital and its impact on entertainment media.

  • Evgeny

    Why just channels … and just 25 producers? Pay for content if author said it isn’t created for free.

  • Jerry

    I would say “Hey Youtube, you provide hosting, I do everything else. 80-20 is the best you’re gonna get, or I’m off to Vimeo”.

  • Jim

    This is a fantastic development. People have long wanted a-la-carte television, but can’t have it thanks to local, state and federal monopolies. A bunch of companies (Netflix, Amazon, Google/YouTube, Vimeo, etc) are about to finally bust this nonsense and actually give people what they want. Great news for consumers! Lets hope they can keep the ISPs from throttling user bandwidth.

  • Jeremy

    Guess I won’t be viewing any of the content of the 25 producers they’re talking about.

  • Anonymous

    Huh, a pay wall. Worked for the Times, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/HeatForce Jay Brown

    Well on the PSN there’s also Hulu Plus and Amazon video and for anime fans crunchy roll & neon alley.



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