YouTube may begin offering subscription services that allow users to watch major new TV shows and films online, according to a senior Google executive.
While a number of broadcasters – including Channel 4 and Channel Five – have already forged deals with the Californian website to show full-length programmes online, the company indicated yesterday that it may consider paid options as well.
In an interview with Reuters, Google executive David Eun – who is in charge of partnerships with media companies – confirmed that paid subscription was an option as it tries to convince more TV channels and Hollywood studios to sign up.
I mean, in the UK, where we have the iPlayer, will this work? Maybe, but it would have to be sooooo cheap.