The Times, The Sunday Times End Free Preview But Offer Discount

TimesSundayTimesLogos.jpgFriday is P-Day for The Times and The Sunday Times, as the two News International-owned U.K. newspapers announced the end of the free preview of their Web sites, along with a discount, paidContent reported.

Access to the two sites will be available for £1 ($1.50) for the first 30 days, after which the previously announced pricing structure of £1 per day, £2 ($3) per week or free with a seven-day newspaper subscription will take hold, according to paidContent.

CEO Rebekah Brooks said:

We have been very pleased with the response from readers since the launch of the new Web sites for The Times and The Sunday Times in May. The new sites showcase our award-winning journalism in a very visual way, giving readers exclusive content and interactivity so that they can get even more from the news. We believe the new sites offer real value and we look forward to continuing to invest and innovate for readers.

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