Somewhere between Mon 1 Apr and Sun 30 Jun 2013 to be announced

YouTube may begin to offer paid subscriptions

YouTube proceeds with its plans to introduce paid subscriptions for some channels.

Channel producers on the video sharing site were reportedly notified of the platform's intention to enable subscription-based channels in January.

The cost of access to shows of the selected channels would be between $1-5, as part of an attempt by the site's parent company Google to compete with traditional television for the monopoly in broadcasting and advertising.

Google had earlier invested $200 million into 100 YouTube channels and a further $100 million to fund a new crop of over 60 additional channels.

Calendars with this event