YouTube To Start Rolling Out Paid Subscription Model For Select Video Channels [Report]

YouTube Subscription Plan

YouTube is nearly ready to roll out a new paid subscription model for some of its specialized video channels. A new report suggests that the paid model could be revealed and launched by next week.

We first reported on Google’s plans for paid YouTube channels several months ago. YouTube is hoping to receive enough money from the plan to finance a new set of television shows and films.

Each of the nearly 50 channels will start with plans as low as $1.99 per month.

YouTube is refusing to offer any specifics for its new plans at this time, only promising that great new content will arrive as customers embrace the pay-to-view subscription plans.

YouTube will still continue to offer ad-based and rental revenue plans for content providers.

Speaking to Mashable a YouTube representative reveals:

“We have long maintained that different content requires different types of payment models … The important thing is that, regardless of the model, our creators succeed on the platform. There are a lot of our content creators that think they would benefit from subscriptions, so we’re looking at that.”

It is also believed that YouTube may eventually begin offering further pay-per-view and à la carte options.

Are you willing to pay for premium YouTube content?

James Kosur

James Kosur has worked in the new media space for the last 10 years, helping many publications build their audiences to millions of monthly readers. He currently serves as the Director of Business Development at and the CEO of Aven Enterprises LLC.


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