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YouTube Introduces... Paid Channels

Hits: 6442 | Rating: (2.2) | Category: Technology | Added by: fancylad
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Female, 40-49, Canada
 51 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:45:41 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.

Female, 40-49, Asia
 2482 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 11:41:21 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.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3823 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 10:12:13 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.

Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 579 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 7:50:42 AM
Pay? Not a chance. Though this is an ideal time to launch an alternative service! I might try that.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 14177 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 6:02:13 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.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 582 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 5:33:03 AM
Has anyone looked at the channels? I'm sorry, but the current content they list just isn't worth it.

Male, 30-39, Europe
 645 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 5:24:05 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?

Male, 18-29, Europe
 429 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 4:10:09 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.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 366 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 2:59:20 AM
Finally! I've been wanting to pay to see YouTube content for ages!

...yeeeeah, this isn't going to work.

Female, 30-39, Western US
 1463 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 2:43:33 AM
Well they need to make revenue some how. I doubt they come even close to breaking even.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 1179 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 1:56:11 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.

Male, 18-29, Western US
 566 Posts
Friday, May 10, 2013 1:45:40 AM
I approve ..VVVV... that message.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 10:42:38 PM
Who pays for things anymore?

Male, 18-29, Western US
 158 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 10:08:56 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.

Male, 40-49, Asia
 13916 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 10:01:16 PM
I won't be doing it.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:49:28 PM
My rule is, never pay for ANYTHING on the Internet that doesn't come in a FedEx truck.

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34620 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 9:48:57 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!

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 340 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 8:17:14 PM
Dont we already have this, and its called Hulu?

Male, 40-49, Canada
 4704 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 6:56:05 PM
We all knew this was coming and we can all give a pretty good guess at how it will end.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 5204 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:44:51 PM
And I agree with TruTenrMan.

Male, 30-39, Canada
 1496 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:17:24 PM
As long as the usual stuff is there I don't care.

Male, 18-29, Europe
 394 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:16:50 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

Female, 18-29, Western US
 636 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:09:17 PM
and so it begins

Male, 30-39, Southern US
 2565 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:06:10 PM
I agree with Gerry AND whodat6484.

uTorrent is my best friend.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 3823 Posts
Thursday, May 09, 2013 3:00:10 PM
One word, two syllables... torrent

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