YouTube has introduced paid subscriptions in India, but we're not sure if it has any takers. The one channel with Indian content that we found, Bhakti Times, from MiMedia, is priced at Rs 65 per month. Its first video went live three weeks ago, and it's not clear whether it has any subscribers. YouTube's list of public paid channels has only 26 listed, and these can all be subscribed to from India. The service was apparently rolled out very quietly, late in December 2013. The company, however, did not comment on which channels have begun offering paid subscriptions in India. YouTube presently allows paid subscription in 15 out of the 61 countries in which it is present. Other countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. In a statement, YouTube told MediaNama that: "We’ve been building a YouTube partner program since 2007 that enables content creators to earn revenue for their creativity. We’ve watched them build amazing channels that have made YouTube into a news, education and entertainment destination one billion people around the world cannot do without. Paid Channels is the next step in rolling out more monetization options for creators in India, offering paid channels to channels in good standing with at least 10,000 existing subscribers. " Eligibility criteria: Content partners need to fulfill the following criteria to get an approved paid subscriptions channel: Hold a good standing: the YouTube account should not have faced any copyright…
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