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Coming soon: Paid YouTube subscriptions

Coming soon: Paid YouTube subscriptions
Posted May 6th, 2013 @ 12:35pm by Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Might you soon have to pay for the privilege of watching a cat ride around on a Roomba? YouTube is introducing subscriptions, possibly as soon as this week, but don't worry: They're only for "specialist" channels, theFinancial Times reports. As many as 50 channels will be available for prices starting at $1.99 a month. It's not clear which channels will be involved, but channel partners include such offerings as the Onion and World Wrestling Entertainment. One source says the plan will allow channels to produce original shows and films, and another says cable and satellite channels may offer up both old and new programs as part of the program.

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