New York – The New York Times (NYSE: NYT) on Thursday launched
subscription tiers for access to its digital offerings in Canada, and said the new paywall would be erected for readers elsewhere on March 28. The paper will charge $35 for
four weeks of full digital access — or about $455 a year — which includes
online, smartphone and tablet platforms.
A subscription that includes access
via an iPad or other tablet, plus the Web will cost $20 for four weeks, while a
smartphone plus Web subscription will cost $15.
The company’s website will limit free
access to 20 links per month, while its homepage and Top News sections will
remain free on smartphones and tablets.
Print subscribers will receive
full digital access at no additional charge.
The Times added that it plans by
June 30 to begin selling subscriptions via Apple’s iTunes Store, giving up a
30% cut of that subscription revenue to Apple.