Twitch has announced a new Partner Plus Program, an improved form of the original Partner Program where viewers can earn more money than they currently make on the platform.
in blog post Published today, the streaming platform said the Partner Plus program will provide broadcasters with 70% of net subscription revenue — that’s a 70/30 revenue share of monthly recurring subscriptions and gifts — for 12 months up to $100,000, if they meet the required qualifications. If you’re curious to know about these qualifiers, here’s how Twitch explains them:
Streamers who are already partners in the first place need to keep their paid recurring subscriptions below 350 for three consecutive months. After these three months, they will automatically be enrolled in the Partner Plus program for the next year. They will remain in the program even if their sub-account drops below 350 subscribers within a 12-month period.
Partners who meet the criteria in July, August and September will be registered with Partner Plus and notified in October.
News of the Partner Plus program comes more than a week after Twitch released new guidelines around branded streams, which have so enraged creators that they’ve urged others to boycott the platform or switch to another platform, like YouTube. The new rules, which will take effect on July 1, require in-stream banner ads to be reduced to 3% of screen size and no longer allow copying of ads of any kind.
Later, Twitch admitted that it had “missed the point” with its “too broad” language and would rewrite the policies to make them clearer.
Twitch’s Partner Plus program will launch on October 1st.
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