Last month, Youtube implemented a few changes to the Youtube Partners Program, which saw many creators losing access to monetization.
From February 20, the Youtube Partner Program requires new channels to have at least 4000 hours of watchtime within the last 12 months and at least 1000 subscribers to be eligible for monetization. Channels which don’t meet the cut will no longer be able to earn from the program.
Nintendo announced today that the same changes will be required for all channels participating in the Nintendo Creators Program. In the Nintendo Creators Program, ad revenue is shared between Youtube channels and Nintendo at 70 – 30. Channels not in this program are not allowed to earn any ad revenue off videos featuring Nintendo gameplay.
Thank you for using the Nintendo Creators Program. In January, changes were made to the YouTube service. This email will explain how this will impact the Nintendo Creators Program.As YouTube informed the creators, the YouTube Partners Program requirements were changed: New channels require 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers in order to be eligible for monetization. It was also announced that, for existing channels, the same requirements will be applied from Feb. 20, 2018. After Feb. 20, channels that do not reach the requirements will no longer be able to earn money on YouTube.
The Nintendo Creators Program requires agreement to and participation in the YouTube Partner Program, so if channels do not meet the above eligibility requirements, they will not be able to monetize on the Nintendo Creators Program from their videos.
Further, please be aware that if you already have your channel registered to the Nintendo Creators Program, those channels that do not meet the requirements will be deactivated from the Program by YouTube.