The Press Association is out with a report this week in which it claims that video-sharing site YouTube, available on most modern mobile platforms without the need for a paid subscription, may soon start charging its users for access to their favourite video content.
According to the report, the video giant – (which is both owned and operated by Google) – has already began asking some of its channel-owning users to setup a new special channel, which, beginning later this year, will be available to subscribers for a fee of somewhere between 60p and £3, per month.
“We have long maintained that different content requires different types of payment models.” YouTube’s spokesperson was quoted as saying. “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.”
72 hours of video are now said to be uploaded to the video-sharing site every single minute. The new subscription plans will reportedly go into effect, later this year.