channels Stories February 6, 2013

YouTube rolls out bulk actions for editing multiple videos at once to all users

Google announced via its Official YouTube Partners & Creators Blog that it would begin rolling Bulk Actions for all YouTube users. The feature allows users to make updates to multiple or all videos at once for tasks, such as: adding tags, selecting monetization settings, and editing the privacy preferences of videos. YouTube said the feature is now available to all users through the Video Manager. Select the videos you want to change to access the feature, and then follow “Actions > Advanced.”

channels Stories January 29, 2013

We heard last summer straight from YouTube chief Salar Kamangar that Google’s video service considered introducing subscription-based content that would rival traditional cable channels and see users paying a fee to access some partner channels. Today, a report from Ad Age, quoting “multiple people familiar” with YouTube’s plans, shared some additional details.

According to the report, YouTube will not only charge somewhere between $1 and $5 per month for access to certain channels, it will also charge for some “content libraries and access to live events, a la pay-per-view, as well as self-help or financial advice shows.”

YouTube has reached out to a small group of channel producers and asked them to submit applications to create channels that users would have to pay to access. As of now it appears that the first paid channels will cost somewhere between $1 and $5 a month, two of these people said. In addition to episodic content, YouTube is also considering charging for content libraries and access to live events, a la pay-per-view, as well as self-help or financial advice shows.

Ad Age’s sources said the service could launch as early as the second quarter of 2013 with around 25 channels and a 45-55 revenue split for content creators: expand full story

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