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YouTube launches its pay channels

YouTube, a subsidiary of Google video, Thursday launched its first premium offerings with professional content, and thus pose more serious competitor sites movies and TV episodes streamed.

"We are launching a pilot program for a small group of partners who offer pay channels on YouTube with a subscription fee starting at 0.99 $ per month," YouTube announced in a message posted on his official blog.

The initial offer, the site promises to "expand in the coming weeks," a total of 53 channels, for example specialized in sports, pets, cooking, travel, documentaries, cartoons, horror, legal issues or the British television series films.

One channel devoted to Spanish celebrities, actually displays a subscription to 99 cents. A good majority of other potential viewers demanding to 1.99 or 2.99 dollars per month, the most expensive even reaching 6.99 dollars (to learn more about the maintenance of Harley Davidson) and 7.99 $  (for a string for homosexuals). Each channel offers a free 14-day trial, and many of them reduced in case of contract for one year rates.

YouTube, a subsidiary of Google video, Thursday launched its first premium offerings with professional content, and thus pose more serious competitor sites movies and TV episodes streamed

 The arrival of pay packages on YouTube was the subject of rumors for several months, also evoking some music content. It is, however, a break for the site was founded in February 2005 to share mainly at the start of the video content shot by amateurs.

channels without advertising 

Since YouTube is redeemed by Google in 2006 for 1,65 billion dollars. Its offer is much expanded, with more professional content: it is widely used for example for watching music videos, and offers already since 2011 a series of thematic channels. But access to all its contents to date remained free, the site and content creators are funding through advertising.

"One of the most common requests is to have designers more flexibility to monetize and distribute their content," argued YouTube. Almost all news channels promise to be without ads. Remains to be seen if they will allow YouTube to really distinguish itself in the market increasingly competitive video on demand online subscription.

The video rental company Netflix is still the benchmark in the United States, but even he was forced to respond to the emergence of new actors. It puts more emphasis on exclusive distribution agreements for the production of major movie studios or television or on his own original production, to differentiate themselves from competitors like online retailer Amazon, for example, that expanded its range of very energetic way in recent months.

For users with multiple interests, the pay channels in YouTube may be more expensive to use a subscription at 7,99 $ per month in diversified, such as Netflix or Hulu competitor , or the "Prime" Amazon, which in addition to movies and series provides access to electronic books for 79 $ per year service.   
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