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article imageYouTube mulling paid and ad-free subscription service

By Kev Hedges     Oct 29, 2014 in Internet
There can be nothing more annoying and frustrating than watching a YouTube video, while constantly being made to click off the advertisements.
Even worse, is the more recent practice of being forced to watch a small segment of an advert before the video will screen — and even here the viewer is forced to click on the "Skip Ad" radar button. Now, the social media video sharing website is planning an ad-free version of its website, where for a small fee you can watch videos without any advertisements whatsoever.
The ad-free subscription service is not only being mulled over by Google bosses (who own YouTube); but a team has been set up and is said to be readying the provision for release soon. YouTube executive Susan Wojcicki spoke of the plans at a conference in California on Monday.
The video sharing social media website is desperately looking for more ways to make money without slapping even more ads on its videos. YouTube accepts that many video viewers, particularly those who only wish to view a few seconds of a video stream, are tired of having to sit through long commercial and sponsor promoted ads before the viewing experience can be enjoyed. “It’s near term,” she said. “There are going to be cases where people are going to say, ‘I don’t want to see the ads.’”
YouTube is by far and away the leading destination for watching video content on the Internet. There are more than six billion hours' worth of video viewed every month across the world. Cutting out the ads for those who will have paid for the pleasure will be another source of revenue for YouTube and it will bring it in line with other video and film streaming companies like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime.
YouTube Considering Paid Subscription Service | FindTheBest
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