YouTube Introduces... Paid Channels

Submitted by: fancylad 3 years ago Tech


You Tube? Pay? Good news or bad, I-A-B?
There are 27 comments:
Female 51
*meh* I took a quick look and only saw kiddie channels. I might be tempted if the content was good, *and* available in Canada. If it`s anything like Netflix, it would be a waste of money - copyright laws mean that a lot of content isn`t available outside the US.

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Female 2,549
Yeah I will pay for a lot of BBC content.
Don`t own a TV, happy to pick and pay for my choices.

This will benefit pips who spend a lot of time & money to make great tutorials. Why should they work for free?

How will effect IAB if Jenna Marbles is a paid channel :-)
Guess you can`t link these channel either.
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Male 3,909
It`s exactly as Gerry1of1 stated with satellite raido, CATV, etc.

Also, many people don`t realize that they`re really being screwed by digital media. The film/record companies love digital media because it eliminates the buying/selling/trading of used CD`s & DVD`s. It`s perfectly legal to sell or share a used CD/LP/DVD with a friend or to sell it your local used record store. The record companies already got paid the first time around so they don`t even make a penny on the sale of used media. If you take the same digital content from said CD/LP/DVD and try to sell or share it, that`s illegal, even though it`s the same thing as selling/sharing a physical CD/LP/DVD.
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Male 579
Pay? Not a chance. Though this is an ideal time to launch an alternative service! I might try that.
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Male 14,330
Don`t they fill everything with ads to make money already. Keep pushing that and someones going to take the space you made for free videos killing your company.
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Male 579
Has anyone looked at the channels? I`m sorry, but the current content they list just isn`t worth it.
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Male 670
Count me in. So long as I`m getting good quality and up to date content it seems like a good way to pick the content I want. No need for bulky SKY Tv packages with hundreds of useless channels. Channels will probably start to team up to offer package deals - childrens/film/sci-fi etc... Surely this is the way forward?
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Male 427
I don`t understand why anyone is upset about this tbh. No one you`re currently subscribed to will make their subscription paid, the paid subscription will be pretty much solely used for TV shows. I honestly wish that every TV show would be on youtube even if it`s a paid subscription. If there was a 5$ subscription to see game of thrones on youtube just a few hours after it comes out then I`d gladly pay. Until then I`ll have to resort to torrenting.
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Male 369
Finally! I`ve been wanting to pay to see YouTube content for ages!

...yeeeeah, this isn`t going to work.
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Female 1,467
Well they need to make revenue some how. I doubt they come even close to breaking even.
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Male 1,178
why would you pay to watch stuff like sesame street on youtube when you probably already have it on TV. Can`t you just watch it on demand through your TV subscription?

I don`t think it`s a bad idea to charge for some things, it`s the way things are going with netflix etc. But I don`t think having to pay a subscription for a single channel is that great either.

What we really need is a decent version of netflix that actually has a huge selection of programs and films to choose from. That`s the one reason I don`t pay for netflix, not enough variety. Every time I want to watch a movie, I usually check my mums netflix account and it`s never available.

So instead I spend like 20 minutes finding a decent HD pirated version to watch.

I would much rather pay for a service that can give me any movie I want to watch instantly streamed, but that service just doesn`t exist.
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Male 568
I approve ..VVVV... that message.
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Male 2,841
Who pays for things anymore?

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Male 155
I had the whole Satellite radio and the lack of commercials was worth it(not to mention the sound quality was superior). Days when I would goto work about 20minute drive regular radio stations would play maybe 6minutes of songs, the rest commercials.
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Male 14,774
I won`t be doing it.
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Male 15,832
My rule is, never pay for ANYTHING on the Internet that doesn`t come in a FedEx truck.
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Male 37,888

I`m and old fart. I`ve seen this before.
Radio was free, but now they want you to pay for Sirius.
TV was free, but then cable came along and for $12 a month you could watch the movie channel commercial free! The played 3 films each day!

NOW we pay for cable so we can watch commercials.

Don`t get succered into this. Keep YouTube free!
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Male 339
Dont we already have this, and its called Hulu?
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Male 4,746
We all knew this was coming and we can all give a pretty good guess at how it will end.
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Male 5,190
And I agree with TruTenrMan.
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Male 1,497
As long as the usual stuff is there I don`t care.
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Male 395
[quote">and so it begins[/quote">

pay for streaming? already exists

It`s not like anything that`s utilising fair use would be able to use this, nor music videos for the purposes of advertising, nor indie productions, etc.

as long as 4oD stays free, it`s all good
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Female 631
and so it begins
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Male 2,552
I agree with Gerry AND whodat6484.

uTorrent is my best friend.
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Male 3,909
One word, two syllables... torrent
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Male 37,888

If you`re stupid enough to pay for this
then you deserve to get fleeced .
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Male 19,850
Link: YouTube Introduces... Paid Channels [Rate Link] - You Tube? Pay? Good news or bad, I-A-B?
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