YouTube Officially Rolls Out 30 Paid Subscription Channels, Opens Applications To All Creators

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Finally, after months and months of teasing it, YouTube has unveiled their definite list of the first 30 channels participating in the Google-owned site’s pay-channel initiative.

Beginning today, after a 14-day trial period, the 30 pay channels will charge a monthly subscription fee ranging between $2.99 and 99 cents.

Unsurprisingly, many of the available channels working within the subscription format are larger media organizations like Magnolia Pictures and The Jim Henson Company. Several notable YouTube-grown participating channels include The Young Turks and The Laugh Factory.

Google will be taking 45 percent of the subscription revenue from these first 30 channels, and although working under a pay format, some channels will still feature ads.

YouTube is also offering all creators the opportunity to start paid channels. The video-sharing has opened applications to creators, which you can find here.


Rap Battle Network


Partner: Alchemy Networks

Pricing: $2.99/month or $24.99/year

Channel Link: http://youtube.com/RapBattleNetwork


Baby First TV Channel

Parter: Baby First TV

Pricing: $1.99/month

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/babyfirsttvchannel


Big Star Movies


Partner: Big Star

Pricing: $4.99/month or $34.99/year

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/BIGSTARMovies


Big Think Mentor


Partner: Big Think

Pricing: $2.99/month or $19.99/year

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/BigThinkMentor


DHX Junior TV


Partner: Big Think

Pricing: $2.99/month or $24.99/year

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/dhxjuniortv


Digital Theatre


Partner: Digital Theatre

Pricing: $4.99/month

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/digitaltheatre


DHX Junior TV


Partner: Big Think

Pricing: $.99/month or $24.99/year

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/dhxjuniortv


TYT Plus


Partner: The Young Turks

Pricing: $4.99/month or $49.99/year

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/user/tytplus


The Jim Henson Company


Partner: The Young Turks

Pricing: $2.99/month or $24.99/year

Channel Link: http://www.youtube.com/JimHensonFamilyTV


You can check out a full list of participating channels here.

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