YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads.
On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter to its most-popular content creators asking them to sign off on new contract terms to allow for the change.
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It's not clear when the option will be offered or how much the fee will be.
A YouTube spokeswoman declined to confirm specifics.
The streaming video service owned by Google Inc. first offered pay channels in May 2013 and also launched a paid subscription, ad-free music service called Music Key to select participants in November.