London, Mar 26(ANI): The News International has announced that customers will be charged to read The Times and The Sunday Times online from June.
Customers will have to pay one pound for a day's access or two pounds a week subscription.oth titles will launch new websites in early May, separating their digital presence for the first time and replacing the existing combined site, Times Online.
The sites will be available for a free trial period to registered customers.
Meanwhile, access to the digital services will be included in the seven-day subscriptions of print customers.
News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks said it is a crucial step towards making the business of news an economically exciting proposition.
"We are proud of our journalism and unashamed to say that we believe it has value," The Independent quoted Brooks, as saying.
"This is just the start. The Times and The Sunday Times are the first of our four titles in the UK to move to this new approach," he added. (ANI)