YouTube Will Remove Ads for MoneyAdded: Saturday, April 18th, 2015
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The streaming service is going to launch its subscription version, for which users will pay to remove the ads. The Google-owned service notified channel owners about its plans, saying that if they don’t sign up, all their videos will be set to “private”.
This move followed another innovations by YouTube: children’s app YouTube Kids and beta launch of YouTube Music Key, a streaming music service selling subscriptions. Although the company didn’t specify the cost of a monthly subscription or a launch date, industry observers believe that the price will be about $10 a month and the subscriptions will launch before 15 June.
It turns out that YouTube is going to keep 45% of the revenues and share the rest out among channel owners proportionally to their share of viewing by subscribers. YouTube also informed that channel owners who don’t participate would have to set their videos as “private”.
The most popular streaming service on the planet has previously experimented with subscriptions for individual channels. However, this feature didn’t prove popular. Last year, YouTube also allowed channels to use a tip-jar feature named Fan Funding, which enabled them to top up their revenue from advertising.
It should be noted that YouTube is not the only company trying to figure out whether people will pay a monthly subscription to watch the videos that have always been free or not: for instance, an American startup Vessel has already launched a service charging $2.99 a month for the opportunity to get access to videos at least 3 days before they appear on YouTube. At the same time, a crowdfunding company named Patreon has a roster of YouTube channels whose fans agree to pay for watching the video – either every month, or every time they upload a new video.Posted by: Date:
Saturday, April 18th, 2015
|I'm looking forward to their demand to participate. I will tell them to set my videos to "Rubbish Bin".|
|They can do wtf they like, I've been using 'dailymotion' ever since they forced you to link google+ ect and I dare say millions of others will migrate to competing services.|
|posted by (2015-04-18 15:12:08)|
|How long do you think it will take for the lawsuits to begin? In case they didn't notice, Telling somebody to do something 'Or Else' is the dictionary definition of EXTORTION. ('obtaining money, property, or services from a person, entity, or institution, THROUGH COERCION.')|
ie if they mark somebody's videos as 'Private', and the person wants them to be public, what are Youtube going to do? The only thing they CAN do is delete the videos (which the uploader can then simply repost) or delete the account (which would be illegal without a gross breach of site policy). If the content is LEGAL, the site will have almost no leg to stand on if they're sued. (Unless Youtube [owned by Google] buy off the judge ... something that's been happening a lot lately in American courts)
|Adblock Plus FTW.|
|LOL I guess whoever falls for this offer has never heard of Adblock Plus! I never EVER have a single commercial running to any of the videos I decide to watch! HAHAHA xD|
|It's all about the $$$$$$$|
|funny cause i dont have ads. adblock plus ftw. and its free. forget paying money to get rid of ads|
|thanks for the add block plus,,,|
|posted by (2015-04-19 17:05:55)|
|i wonder if they block users with add block plus too?|
|Us Linux users have SMplayer ( not sure if its available on other OS's ) which has a youtube extension that lets you search and watch any video and watch via the player without ever having to 'vist' the site, no adds, no pop up's... no moronic comments, nothing except the video. Even has a decent download option. Put all the adds you want YouTube, I'll never see them.|
|ROLMFATFO...what ads? my script blocker has been blocking them for years !|
|posted by (2015-04-21 18:48:11)|
|This sounds like a Mafia tactic, its called extortion. just install NoScript and Adblock plus.|
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