The Times and The Sunday Times will start charging for their websites from June, it was confirmed today.
News International, the newspapers’ parent company, announced that readers will be offered a day’s use for £1, or £2 for a week’s subscription. Readers who have a seven-day subscription to the print editions will not be charged extra for access to the websites. International pricing has been set at $2/€1.5 a day or $4/€3 for a week.
The two titles will launch new websites in early May, separating their digital presence for the first time and replacing the existing site. There will be a free trial period and payment will allow access to both thetimes.co.uk and thesundaytimes.co.uk.
Well, I’m in. I’d be a pretty horrid person if I didn’t, after all. I wonder tho, will we have to pay every week? That sounds tedious. Maybe it’ll auto-renew, like Netflix?