YouTube Opening The 'Pay To View' Door

YouTube Set to Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Spring

A new chapter in online video is about to begin. YouTube is prepping to launch paid subscriptions for individual channels on its video platform in its latest attempt to lure content producers, eyeballs, and advertiser dollars away from traditional TV, according to multiple people familiar with the plans.

YouTube has reached out to a small group of channel producers and asked them to submit applications to create channels that users would have to pay to access. As of now it appears that the first paid channels will cost somewhere between $1 and $5 a month, two of these people said. In addition to episodic content, YouTube is also considering charging for content libraries and access to live events, a la pay-per-view, as well as self-help or financial advice shows. These people said YouTube could introduce the paid channels as early as the second quarter of this year.

And how long before Big Brother starts charging to post a clip of anything msm - even a little video like this one for example - because it contains 'msm content'? Where else can this lead? Fair use trampled into the history books at that point. fyi

Rev. 18:4


Anonymous said...

This reminds me of long ago when they first reported on Internet 2. Ever hear of that?

By the way I really enjoy your Blog. God bless you for the work you do for the Kingdom.

tom m. said...

I do remember the talk about internet 2 - and this is exactly how it was being described - all sorts of doors being locked and walls going up all over the place...

oh well, praise the Lord anyway,

and thanks for the 'like'