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Date: 05/09/13 02:31 PM

27 Responses to YouTube Introduces… Paid Channels

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    fancylad Male 30-39
    18847 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm
    Link: YouTube Introduces... Paid Channels - You Tube? Pay? Good news or bad, I-A-B?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    May 9, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    If you`re stupid enough to pay for this
    then you deserve to get fleeced .
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 3:00 pm
    One word, two syllables... torrent
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    May 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    I agree with Gerry AND whodat6484.

    uTorrent is my best friend.
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    3002-3038 Female 18-29
    632 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 3:09 pm
    and so it begins
  6. Profile photo of Langer
    Langer Male 18-29
    394 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 3:16 pm
    [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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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
    1502 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    As long as the usual stuff is there I don`t care.
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4746 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 6:56 pm
    We all knew this was coming and we can all give a pretty good guess at how it will end.
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    flying_ltj Male 18-29
    340 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 8:17 pm
    Dont we already have this, and its called Hulu?
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    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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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm
    My rule is, never pay for ANYTHING on the Internet that doesn`t come in a FedEx truck.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14625 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 10:01 pm
    I won`t be doing it.
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    Whitemn Male 18-29
    155 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 10:08 pm
    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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    Solvent Male 18-29
    2842 posts
    May 9, 2013 at 10:42 pm
    Who pays for things anymore?

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    Tupinambis Male 18-29
    568 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 1:45 am
    I approve ..VVVV... that message.
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    bataleon27 Male 18-29
    1178 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 1:56 am
    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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    Magentab0b Female 30-39
    1467 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 2:43 am
    Well they need to make revenue some how. I doubt they come even close to breaking even.
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    Adcro Male 18-29
    369 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 2:59 am
    Finally! I`ve been wanting to pay to see YouTube content for ages!

    ...yeeeeah, this isn`t going to work.
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    Canoas Male 18-29
    427 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 4:10 am
    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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    Beardofzeus Male 30-39
    670 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 5:24 am
    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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    Fehz Male 30-39
    580 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 5:33 am
    Has anyone looked at the channels? I`m sorry, but the current content they list just isn`t worth it.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 6:02 am
    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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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
    578 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 7:50 am
    Pay? Not a chance. Though this is an ideal time to launch an alternative service! I might try that.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
    3908 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 10:12 am
    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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    sutra46 Female 40-49
    2550 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:41 am
    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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    LadySatan Female 40-49
    51 posts
    May 10, 2013 at 11:45 am
    *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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