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Paywall imminent for Axel Springer’s Bild.de

Germany’s Axel Springer publishing house, which in December instituted a metered paywall for mainstream title Die Welt, will follow up with a paid-content offer for Bild.de by the end of May, according to media site Horizont.net.

DME: To charge online, think consumer-first

Identify what you can offer that others can’t, and pay attention to what your customers want, was the key advice from the paid online content panel at Digital Media Europe 2013 in London.

SXSW: David Carr on business models

“Content has always been subsidized,” said David Carr, media reporter at The New York Times, in a SXSW session on paid digital content called Gates of Heaven, Gates of Hell.

Spain’s infoLibre offers new independent source of news

infoLibre, a new Spanish site partnered with French company Mediapart, launched last Thursday in an effort to create a free and independent news source in Spain. In addition to the website, a monthly magazine called Tinta Libre will premier this Friday.

Video is essential to online news – just ask Brightcove

“Consider a page without video as a naked page”

“The future is open:” Guardian’s Andrew Miller

“The future is open,” said Andrew Miller, CEO of the Guardian Media Group, at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Europe conference in London.

Building digital products that people are willing to pay for

“I am bored sick of talking about paywalls,” said Tom Whitwell, editorial director of Times Digital. “Instead of debating payment models we need to learn how to build digital products that people are willing to pay for,” he continued.

Making a nationwide paywall work

Tomorrow it will be one year since Piano Media launched Slovakia’s national paywall, and today CEO Tomas Bella announced that the company has secured €2 million in funding from a 3TS Capital Partners’ Cisco-backed fund.

Create a digital offer your reader can’t refuse

All publishers will have to reconsider about how much content they can afford to give away free online, said Marja-Leena Tuomola, chief digital officer at Sanoma News and Sanoma Media. Sanoma is the biggest Finnish media company, reaching 88% of all Finns and 91% of those between 25 and 44, Tuomola said at Digital Media Europe 2012.

Case Study: HBO’s innovative solutions for cost effective online content distribution

Sushil Kamampati is a Digital Media and Pay TV strategist in India. In his speech today, he introduces some innovative solutions for cost effective online content distribution with the example of HBO.