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Submitted by Vyralize 1007d ago | news

YouTube close to launching Paid Subscriptions; more trouble for cable companies

Vyralize: YouTube is set to launch an à la carte paid subscription service for some of YouTube’s specialist video channels. (Services, Web, YouTube)

Vyralize  +   1007d ago
Sounds reasonable imo! Much better than paying for an entire plan and not watching half the crap on TV.
M-M  +   1006d ago
People like you are one of the reasons why Youtube is going down the drain.
FlyingFoxy  +   1006d ago
Soon it'll be increasingly difficult for newer users to get a good amount of views on their video's. It's just getting easier for the people who are already well known there.. another downside to YouTube.
SilentNegotiator  +   1007d ago
People don't go on Youtube to PAY to watch videos.
dboyc310  +   1007d ago
Exactly. I would understand for some content but heck why would I pay to watch videos that other people Make? O.o
shadowraiden  +   1006d ago
why would you pay to watch videos other people make hmm do you not watch TV? your watching video footage another person has made there etc

and from what ive heard the subscription model aint going to stop you watching the video it will just make it so that you dont have to watch adverts to watch that video so it will be a similar system to how justin.tv and twitch.tv most likely.
MikeMyers  +   1006d ago
Perhaps they will if it offers premium content. If they had HBO for example I'd pay for it if it was in HD.
SilentNegotiator  +   1006d ago
I guess I can see that. I was just thinking about how Youtube used to be about user made videos.
GraveLord  +   1006d ago
If they somehow combined Hulu and Netflix into one, I'd gladly pay for this. Pay Per Video? No thanks.
kingPoS  +   1007d ago
Time to bust out dem rippers before it's too late... (goes to get more mozilla addons)
RockmanII7  +   1006d ago
I wonder if people will start torrenting youtube videos if the more popular people start charging a monthly fee.
steve30x  +   1006d ago
I will stop using youtube if I have to pay to watch the channels I subscribed to.
shadowraiden  +   1006d ago
where does it say you will HAVE to pay in order to watch the content it doesn't it just states there will be a subscription model most likely added.
steve30x  +   1006d ago
Which also means IGN and Gamespot and other big channels that I am subscribed to will most likely use the subscription model. Where did logic stop with you?
KwietStorm  +   1006d ago
But IGN and Gamespot's videos come from their websites. How could they charge to subscribe to them on YouTube?
steve30x  +   1006d ago
Because they have videos on youtube too
M-M  +   1006d ago
Ever since Google laid their hands on Youtube, there have been nothing but problems. Horrible site designs, paid subscriptions(I heard about it earlier this year hoping it wouldn't become a reality), and an enormous amount of false copyright claims from other people. I wish we had the Youtube back from 06-08, because Youtube is NOTHING like what it used to be.
TotalHitman  +   1006d ago
Lol, Google bought YouTube in 2006 and yet you want the YouTube from 06-08 when you said earlier that YouTube has been full of problems since Google took over. Make your mind up.

Also, subscribe to somebody else if somebody starts charging fees for their videos.
KwietStorm  +   1006d ago
Ever since..lol I don't think you realize what YouTube was before Google bought it.
M-M  +   1006d ago
I've known about the site when it first launched, which was in 2005. I then made an account in 2006, I know what I'm talking about.
chrispseuphoria  +   1006d ago
I sincerely hope this doesn't happen. It would ruin the website.
r21  +   1006d ago
So subbers have to PAY to watch the channels they like? Screw that, do they want their YT partners to loose their subscribers?!
Agent_hitman  +   1006d ago
What irritates me about Youtube is false copyright claims whenever I post my original videos made by me, no copyright infringement.. There are irritating message that pops up in my video manager and claiming that youtube found copyright claims by other users, which I doubt other will people will do if they know that the video is original....

Just a question friends, If I post a video on youtube, like family gatherings. Why is it that there's a "matched third party content" popping up on my videos?.. What should I do if that message showed up?.. Please tell me what to do. Thanks in advance
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