You can broadcast content on YouTube Live from a channel that is not registered to the Nintendo Creators Program... A requirement for joining YouTube's partner program is a channel view count of 10,000, which effectively makes it harder for smaller channels to fund their content.
No doubt these changes were prompted by some high profile YouTube Gaming Live incidents, which Nintendo hopes to avoid being attached to its titles. Today (September 29), Nintendo announced a change in the Nintendo Creators Program that doesn't exactly fix their rough relationship with creators. It could be because of how, as previously mentioned, money made from ad revenue for videos featuring Nintendo content by creators not approved by the Program all goes to Nintendo, whereas money made from videos made by approved creators goes partially to the creators, so Nintendo could be hoping that they'll make more money by restricting some form of videos to only those who can't make money off those videos. "This means that you can not broadcast on YouTube Live from the account you have registered to the Nintendo Creators Program". The new policy, which disallows live streaming has already caused ripples across #YouTube, and the internet. You can get tips from top creators in the YouTube Creator Academy. It adds that live streaming falls "outside the scope" of the program. The company's second solution is that creators interested in streaming from their main channel withdraw their account from the program and instead submit videos to it on an individual basis. This is most likely in direct response to the recent controversy regarding certain famous influencers like PewDiePie. In either scenario, YouTube users who have grown accustomed to covering Nintendo content now have a number of hoops to jump through if that coverage includes any live video content.
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Russell said he expects to depend more on his own Patreon and other diversified income streams like mobile apps going forward. This will be true regardless of whether creators want to monetize these streams or not.