Axel Springer Tells Bild Readers to Turn Off Ad Blockers or Pay

Axel Springer has told the readers of Germany's most popular online news site to turn off their ad blockers or pay a fee as Europe's biggest newspaper publisher steps up efforts to protect advertising income.Readers of Bild.de, the Web version of Europe's top-selling newspaper, have to disable programs that prevent ads or pay 2.99 euros ($3.40) a month to access content, Berlin-based Axel Springer said Tuesday. The fee will almost eliminate ads on the site, offer faster load times and help protect quality journalism, the company said.Increased use of ad blockers is jeopardizing advertising revenue for online journalism, and Axel Springer is responding by testing the fee, Donata Hopfen, chairwoman of the Bild Group management board, said in the statement. Bild.de has more than 16 million unique users a month. Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

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