The Google-owned video-sharing site on Thursday launched paid channels as part of a new pilot program that gives content creators a new way to earn revenue from their videos As early expected , including National Geographic Kids, UFC Select, and British TV provider Acorn TV. Currently 53 paid channels participating in the pilot,
All paid channels offer a 14-day free trial, but users will need to pay a subscription fee to keep watching beyond that period. Subscription fees start at $0.99 per month, though it discloses that most paid channels are priced higher than that.
For instance The UFC Select channel,, is priced at $5.99 per month and provides access to full event replays, classic fights, and full episodes of UFC shows such as UFC Unleashed. Sesame Street is also planning to launch a paid channel offering full episodes, according to YouTube.
the YouTube team wrote in a blog post that , \"Today, there are more than 1 million channels generating revenue on YouTube, and one of the most frequent requests we hear from these creators behind them is for more flexibility in monetizing and distributing content,\" .
you will be able to watch the videos on your computer, phone, tablet, and TV if Once we\'ll purchase a subscription to a paid channel, here is the point that you can only subscribe to channels from a computer, but you\'ll soon be able to do so from other devices.