Pay Tube?

No, they’re not going to start charging for everything, but You Tube is set to launch some paid channels this spring. They’re trying to lure some content producers along the lines of lesser cable channels and makers of TV series to the site. Apparently they will have pay per view, or monthly fees to watch these more commercial channels…ranging from a dollar to five dollars a month. A Google spokesperson says they’ve been looking at doing this for quite a while now. It remains an experiment…they aren’t sure that even with professional content channels at the level of cable TV that large numbers of people will pay to watch….especially on a site that’s been built on free content.

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