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YouTube Launches Paid Channels

YouTube has launched a monthly paid subscription model for some of its channels.
YouTube’s new service asks users to pay as little as 99 cents a month for individual channels. Netflix charges a higher subscription rate but boasts partnerships with studios including Disney, which Thursday granted the streaming service exclusive rights to five popular children’s shows. Paid channels begin rolling out immediately and will be available more broadly to a number of YouTube content creators over the “coming weeks,” according to a company blog post. Users will be able to access YouTube paid channels on their computers, phones, tablets and televisions.
Other announced partners so far include Sesame Street, the Ultimate Fighting Championship league, and National Geographic.

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