YouTube is said to be exploring paid subscriptions for cable content as more cable channels are looking to use the video website for uploading content, Mashable has reported.
If the plan goes ahead, users will have to pay a fee to view cable channels on YouTube.
Salar Kamangar, senior vice president, YouTube said that “cable channels with a small audience” get “no or very little” affiliate fee from cable distributors and are therefore looking to move to the internet.
“I see those kinds of networks becoming available in the future on the Web and I see those becoming available in an a la carte basis.
“We don’t have anything to announce now. It is something that’s really important to a lot of our top existing content creators as well as ones that aren’t on YouTube today, so we’re taking very seriously and we’re thinking about it very carefully.”
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