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NewsPoster Mar 28, 2013 07:04 AM
UK newspapers The Sun, Telegraph adding paywall to sites
Two newspapers in the United Kingdom are placing their content behind paywalls, a move already performed by a <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282055==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/03/20/one.year.of.paid.digital.subscriptions.celebrated/" rel='nofollow'>number</a> of prominent news organizations. <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282056==http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/digital-media/9954534/The-Telegraph-subscribe-to-Britains-finest-journalism.html" rel='nofollow'>The Telegraph</a> has expanded its existing paywall for international readers to cover the UK, while News International has confirmed that tabloid <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282057==http://www.thesun.co.uk" rel='nofollow'>The Sun</a> will be under a similar arrangement later this year. <br />
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The <em>Telegraph</em> is allowing visitors the ability to read 20 articles per month at no charge, with usage beyond that point requiring a subscription. The smaller &pound;2 ($3) package offers unlimited access through the website and smartphone apps, while a Full Digital Pack for &pound;10 ($15) per month adds access to the tablet version of the <em>Telegraph</em> apps. <br />
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While News Corp has not revealed what subscription format <em>The Sun</em> will use, after confirming it will happen <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282058==http://www.mediaweek.co.uk/news/rss/1176368/Sun-announces-paywall-plans-will-people-pay/" rel='nofollow'>to</a> <em>Media Week</em>, it may end up opting for a similar subscription to stablemate <em>The Times</em>. The Digital Pack provides web access and use of the smartphone and tablet apps for &pound;4 ($6) per week, the Classic Pack combines the smartphone app with web access and a physical newspaper delivery for &pound;6 ($9), and the Ultimate Pack for &pound;8 ($12) adds back in the tablet edition to the classic pack. An <a href="http://macnn.com/rd/282059==http://www.electronista.com/articles/12/12/04/google.nexus.7.added.to.newspaper.paywall.subscrip tion.deal/" rel='nofollow' target="_self" title="">earlier offer</a>, which provided a Google Nexus 7 as part of an 18-month subscription, is still being honored.
 
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