Saturday, March 21, 2009

Independent and Times mull plans to charge for online content
by Jacquie Bowser, Brand Republic 20-Mar-09, 09:30

LONDON - The Independent and The Times are reportedly considering introducing paid-for content on their websites.

Gavin O'Reilly, the new chief executive of Independent News & Media, owner of The Independent, said that although he had not formalised any plans, he was looking at paid-for offerings on INM's websites, according to a report in The Telegraph.
O'Reilly said: "Our experience has been that the web is a financially deflationary area. I think we will see more and more content moving to subscription.
"We are looking at some charge structure. If we are giving all our content away, it's obviously necessary."

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