YouTube reportedly plans subscription-only channels

YouTube plans to break from its free-to-view model and allow some channel operators to collect a monthly fee from viewers, sources say. Though advertising will remain YouTube's chief source of income, the move would bring the company in line with publishers with two revenue streams, such as Hulu and The New York Times. "It's a worthy experiment," said Laura Martin, a senior analyst at Needham.

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