A YouTube subscription fee is being put in place by the company, owned by Google, for viewers who would like to have access to upwards of 50 specialty channels. The paid subscription service is set to be introduced later this week.
The company has yet to confirm the subscription changes, but a spokesperson from Google made a statement about the upcoming fees and said, “We’re looking into creating a subscription platform that could bring even more great content to YouTube for our users to enjoy and provide our creators with another vehicle to generate revenue from their content, beyond the rental and ad-supported models we offer.”
The specialty channels also include TV shows, short films, and exclusive videos. According to the Daily Caller, YouTube receives 45 percent of the revenue from advertisements while the producers of the content bring in 55 percent.