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YouTube set to launch paid-for channels

by on January 30, 2013

  • As well as targeting Netflix, which boasts more than 30m subscribers, YouTube's premium channels will take on other online video subscription services such as Hulu and Amazon.
  • According to the Financial Times, the site will charge viewers $1-$5 per month to view some channels and could launch the service as soon as March.
  • YouTube, which is visited by 800m people globally every month, reportedly plans to treat the premium service as an experiment and has spoken to only a handful of video-makers about the project.