YouTube plans to challenge cable and Netflix with paid-for channels

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YouTube: reportedly set to launch pay-per-view channels
YouTube: reportedly set to launch pay-per-view channels

YouTube is planning the next phase of its development and is reported to be launching pay-per-view channels, which would see it challenge cable TV as well as streaming services such as Netflix and LoveFilm.

According to various reports, Google's YouTube has been in contact with a number of content producers with a view to supplying it with programming, which could be priced in the region of $1 to $5 (63p to £3.17) a month.

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