YouTube Pay-per-view Plans: $5 to stream new titles?

We recently brought you some news of a couple of new ideas from YouTube, first a free movie service and also the YouTube Charts, keeping tabs on the most popular videos. Now it seems there’s more news as YouTube may be getting involved in Pay-Per-View.

It appears from a Financial Times report that YouTube, along with its parent company Google, had been having talks for some time with leading Hollywood movie studios, according to Ross Miller over on Engadget. The two companies are pushing the scale of their ready-made customer base to make a deal to initiate an international pay-per-view service.

The price that seems to be being bandied about would be $5 per movie for streaming of new movies and the streaming would be in line with the release of the DVD. Apparently the two companies are hoping to get the scheme off the ground by the end of the year. Although YouTube has been trialling video rentals it would be a major move to be able to stream blockbuster films.

For more on this go to engadget.com. We’d like to know what you think of the YouTube Pay-Per-View plans and if you’d be interested in using the service. We welcome your comments so please do send them in to us.