Britain's biggest tabloid the Sun will also charge for online access - following The Telegraph to declare it is erecting a paywall.
The country's biggest selling paper, the Sun will join the Times (which put up a paywall in 2010) and the
Interestingly, subscribers will also get access to Premier League clips as part of the Sun's package, a move which provides a real hint about the direction of paid-for content.
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People's reticence to pay for online content, especially given the power and size of the BBC site in the UK, could well see publishers looking to a package model.
So, the future could see, say, Sky subscribers also getting access to a broadsheet as part of their subscription.
Pricing, and a firm date, have not been announced for the Sun's move - although News International's access to football highlights kicks in (and off) at the beginning of the new season in mid-August.