YouTube Will Offer Advert-Free Subscription ServiceAdded: Thursday, March 5th, 2015
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Google, YouTube’s parent company, is going to launch a YouTube subscription service for those users who are tired of advertisements they have to see before viewing the video. According to YouTube’s head of content and business operations, the streaming service is currently “fine-tuning the experience”. YouTube also said that a subscription offering was very important to the service, because too many viewers are being annoyed by having to sit through adverts.
Indeed, the online video service has been exploring its paid, advert-free version for a while now: for example, a pilot program was introduced back in 2013. It allowed individual content providers to charge viewers a subscription fee for obtaining access to a particular video channel.
Google also launched its YouTube Music Key service a few months ago. It still works in an invite-only beta form and allows viewers to watch music videos without ads. However, the users are shown advertisements on other types of videos.
This novelty would allow the most popular streaming service to compete with such companies as Netflix. YouTube admits that this move would represent a significant change for the service, whose free ad-supported videos are viewed by over a billion users per month.
Within the 2013 pilot project, 29 channels went live. The list of YouTube partners in the project included Sesame Street, UFC, National Geographic, PGA and Magnolia Pictures. They charged a fee starting from $0.99 per month for paid channels that would sit alongside their free videos on the service. However, some of partners had to admit that their paid channels had got off to a slow start. National Geographic was one of the companies who had to admit that they failed to set the world on fire with the new strategy.
YouTube’s head of content and business operations also pointed out that YouTube’s growth had accelerated despite competition from other services. This is why Google is eager to encourage its best content creators via such schemes as Google Preferred. The latter was launched in 2014 and packages together the most popular YouTube channels and sells advertisements across them up front – just like the traditional TV commercials are sold.Posted by: Date:
Thursday, March 5th, 2015
|For the people who have not discovered adblock plus|
|@bone111: hahaha yes indeed, f#ck Youtube's subscribtion fees, I have had Adblock Plus for a long time! I can't even remember what it was like having to watch adverts before a requested YT video! Bwahahaha xD|
|@bone111, i have now! Thankyou!!|
|extratorrent was actually getting ads past adblock plus for me about a month ago, so i switched from firefox with adblock to google chrome browser with adguard and they stopped.|
|smellycheese, you can use firefox to help block ads or banners, if you right click the banner and select inspect element it gives you the details of the ad, then you open adblock to the blockable items and look for the the banner then block it, usually labled betstaffs ,then you can add a filter .|
|k, ty, i will remember that. i think it was a redirect or popup or something tho, and as soon as i tried with adguard instead of adblock they stopped. it was just an observation, no big deal. maybe one got updated faster than the other that day or somethin.|
|does anyone know, is one better than the other, adblock or adguard? i have no idea.|
|posted by (2015-03-06 19:06:36)|
|Adblock and Noscript for firefox, Noscript will make Adblock work even on sites where they try to circumvent it.|
Noscript can be a little naggish in the beginning but you only need to allow/disallow script on a website once.
|posted by (2015-03-07 16:17:38)|
|Youtube = google = Chabal = No Privacy|
Stuff the lot, do what it takes to block them good!
|I watch a lot of YouTube but this is the first step in blocking ad blocker software. The subscription prices are 10x what the should be vs cable prices, wake up people. If the channel has content 24x7 for a month it's worth no more than $5, that's what you current pay if you have cable. Don't be suckered into paying more for far less.|
|haha whats the point. when you got adblock plus u wont see ads anyways.||
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