YouTube launches pay-to-watch channels
May 10 , 2013
YouTube launched a trial subscription service for channels on Thursday.
Under the pilot scheme, owners of popular channels will be able to charge fees starting at $0.99 a month for content.
So far, 53 channels are taking part, including Sesame Street, National Geographic Kids, UFC and the Laugh Factory. Each will offer a free 14-day trial.
According to YouTube, which is owned by Google, the launch comes in a bid to enable "content creators to earn revenue for their creativity".