Ad-Free YouTube For Paid Subscribers Expected To Be Unveiled On Wednesday

Ad-Free YouTube For Paid Subscribers Expected To Be Unveiled On Wednesday
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Ads have been annoying viewers since ages, may it be on TV or on the Internet. But for some companies, advertisements are the only source of income, especially for ones that offer free services to customers. YouTube is one such company.


It looks like YouTube has decided to choose another way to earn some cash and not solely depend on ads. Yes, this popular video-streaming site may offer ad-free video viewing. This service may be unveiled in an event that will be held on Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Unfortunately, not everyone can avail this service. You will have to be a paid subscriber to view videos without ads. YouTube last year announced a program where the website will fund new content of top creators. A report published on Re/code wrote, “At the time, YouTube didn’t say that stuff it was funding would be placed behind a paywall. But industry sources say the site now intends to use at least some of the content it is bankrolling as a bonus for its premium subscription service, which will also include features like ad-free videos.”

This does not mean that free services will suffer. There will not be restrictions imposed on the unpaid services. You can still view videos for free but with ads. Right now, the video-streaming website is busy signing deals with well-known companies like Fox Sports, Turner Broadcasting cable unit, NBCUniversal, and A&E Networks with the promise of sharing 55% of revenue with content creators.

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In a statement given to the Journal about the deals and paid subscriptions, YouTube had once said, “We are progressing according to plan to provide fans more options in how they enjoy content on YouTube. We have support from the overwhelming majority of our partners… and more in the pipeline about to close.”

When the only difference between paid and unpaid services is 15-30 seconds ads, we wonder if people would actually pay to get ad-free services.