The Daily subscription fees imminent; Western Europe next in line

News Corp plans to begin charging for The Daily from next week, having been offering the iPad-only newspaper subscription-free since its launch back in early February. Jonathan Miller, News Corps' chief digital officer, confirmed the switch at the Abu Dhabi Media Summit, reports The Telegraph, as well as announcing that Western Europe would get its own version of The Daily before the end of June 2011.

"We will charge for it but we haven't started yet," Miller said on a panel at the event, "we have our beginning moment of truth next week when we start to ask people to get out their wallets." Subscriptions will be priced at $39.99 per year – or 14 cents per day – and use Apple's new subscription system for the App Store.