Google announced the launch of the News Showcase in the United Kingdom (UK) on Wednesday. The new service will pay media outlets and publishers to publish news.
The Internet company has signed agreements with less than 120 media outlets in the UK and publishers, including the Financial Times and Reuters. They will receive compensation for messages posted in the newsroom. According to initial reports, the parties involved will receive several million euros a year.
Access to the content behind Powell
This feature is found in Google Managed Featured Google News and Google Discover mobile app on mobile devices with articles and videos.
Generally, users will only see part of the article. If they click to read the rest of the news, they are redirected to the media where the news appeared.
As part of our licensing agreements with publishers, we also offer readers the ability to access certain content behind Payl. This feature gives readers the opportunity to read more content than access, while publishers can encourage readers to subscribe, ” Ronan Harris, vice president of Google UK, told CNBC.
Distant European projects
Google has already closed 450 deals worldwide with various partners. Newsbox is already available in Australia, Germany, Brazil, Canada, France, Japan and Argentina. Debates are still going on in many countries.
Meanwhile, the European Parliament is making far-reaching plans to pay Silicon Valley technology companies, especially Facebook and Google News. The Financial Times announced this on Tuesday.