Not interested, but maybe someone is.
"The revenue split from subscriptions is expected to be similar to the 45-55 split that is common for ads on YouTube."
I don't know, is that good?
People will probably choose a free channel with commercials over a paid channel without them. With ads, it won't matter if the channel doesn't put anything out for 2-3 weeks; with a subscription, people feel ripped off if there's only reruns on. Also, you don't have to worry about piracy with ads.
But anyways, it's cool that the option exists for those producers who want to do it. A la carte videos/movies would be another good feature.
I would choose "free" but with adds over subscription and unknown content quality any day.
I wonder now if that is why youtube has been a buffer-fest for everyone I know for 3+ weeks now. I mean it is rediculous, even 240p videos are constantly buffering.
Want non-buffering every 2 seconds videos? Pay$1/month business model? Hah