Dexter, pictured, had better get his credit card ready, because if Google-owned YouTube enacts its diabolical master plan, he’ll have to start paying monthly to get his entertainment fix. The Business Insider reports YouTube is formulating a pricing strategy to comfort greed-mongering studios:
YouTube wants more professional television shows and movies on its site, but major studios don’t want to license content to Google if it’s going to be free and ad supported.
The studios fear losing cable subscribers and DVD sales if shows were available for free on the web.
How much would you pay to watch stuff on YouTube? If it’s anywhere close to the figure I’ve come up with — $0,000,000.00 — perhaps an alternative business plan is in order.
YouTube Looks At Charging A Monthly Fee For Top TV Shows And Movies [The Business Insider]