Youtube To Launch Paid-Subscription Channels

Youtube has, for some time now, been expanding its services into multiple entertainment platforms, but according to a report from the FInancial Times it is now on the verge of revealings subscription services for some of its special video channels. According to the Financial Times report, it will include up to 50 different channels, with subscription prices apparently starting at “as little as $1.99 a month.” For what it’s worth, Google has followed up saying that it’s working on investigating “a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to YouTube.” Which basically seems like it amounts to a yes; a subscription based YouTube could throw a massive wrench into the television and online streaming service industry that exists today. For consumers and advertisers alike, the announcement could mean new opportunities and models, so this announcement is worth taking into consideration.