Twitch Shares Bad News for Both Big and Small Streamers

In the nighttime, Twitch launched what it described as a letter from Dan Clancy, president of Twitch, that was mainly all unhealthy information for streamers of any measurement on the platform. Ostensibly, the letter is in regards to the income share cut up for subscriptions on Twitch, nevertheless it each denies the request from the group to alter the cut up to be extra favorable to all whereas slicing the higher price that some massive streamers had in place.

Essentially, most Twitch streamers are on a 50/50 income share cut up for subscriptions whereas some premium offers had beforehand been brokered with sure streamers — usually bigger ones — had been at a 70/30 income share cut up. The latter is altering considerably, nonetheless.

“For these streamers still on these premium deals, we’re adjusting the deal so that they retain their 70/30 revenue share split for the first $100K earned through subscription revenue,” says Clancy within the letter. “Revenue above $100K will be split at the standard 50/50 share split. We’re announcing this change now, but it won’t go into effect until after June 1, 2023. After that point, streamers will only be affected once their existing contract is up for renewal. All streamers with these terms have already received this information and more via email, and we will make sure to give them exact updates and timelines as we get closer to June 1, 2023.”

In our newest weblog submit, we sort out a subject that is been on the forefront of the group for a while – the rev cut up.

We additionally present a associated replace round monetization for a subset of Partners.

Read right here: https://t.co/zP6xcCtJAQ pic.twitter.com/KAwOMDIkmm

— Twitch (@Twitch) September 21, 2022

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The letter partially addresses, and declines, a common UserVoice submit began in 2020 with over 22,000 votes asking for 70/30 to be the brand new regular. For these not at present taking part in some sort of premium deal, the letter tries to reply why it will not be going to a 70/30 subscription income share cut up partially by suggesting that there are extra methods for Twitch streamers to generate profits than ever earlier than. It goes on to say that the price of Twitch offering the service is excessive.

“Delivering high definition, low latency, always available live video to nearly every corner of the world is expensive,” states Clancy. “Using the published rates from Amazon Web Services’ Interactive Video Service (IVS) — which is essentially Twitch video — live video costs for a 100 CCU streamer who streams 200 hours a month are more than $1000 per month. We don’t typically talk about this because, frankly, you shouldn’t have to think about it. We’d rather you focus on doing what you do best. But to fully answer the question of ‘why not 70/30,’ ignoring the high cost of delivering the Twitch service would have meant giving you an incomplete answer.”

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