By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Feb 25, 2013 07:10 AM EST
Here’s a bit of information that YouTube fans may or may not like.
Per reports, there is a brand new code found in a YouTube app update that suggests that Google is getting ready to launch channels that run on a paid access model.
The new code to the update that suggests the arrival of paid channel on the mobile-based YouTube app reads:
“You can only subscribe to this paid channel on your computer.
You can only unsubscribe from this paid channel on your computer.”
Moreover, the fact that paid channels will actually make an appearance on the app has also been verified by some rather simple words coming with the update: “You can only subscribe to this paid channel on your computer. You can only unsubscribe from this paid channel on your computer.”
Although there is no confirmation as of yet as to when Google might introduce the new paid channel scheme, but the new reports alongside the code and the words added to it state that the new feature will be arriving on the app pretty soon.
The new report is in link with the information that was revealed by AdAge last month stating that “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.”
It was revealed that YouTube had actually 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.
That time it was mentioned that the first paid channels would cost somewhere between $1 and $5 a month, and in addition to episodic content, YouTube was 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.
Paid channels, per The Verge, “could include a combination of currently successful YouTube feeds and ones created specifically for the program. Google is also said to be in talks to create a Spotify-like music subscription service, which could be revealed in the third quarter of 2013, and it already offers movie rentals and pay-per-view live streams.”
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