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Twitch Announces New Way for Viewers to Support the Broader Creator Community

Twitch Announces New Way for Viewers to Support the Broader Creator Community

As to how the program fits in with its existing partnership program, which is what lets streamers offered subscriptions to their channels for monthly fees and collect ad revenue, Twitch sees it as a step on the way to becoming a partner, a process that is more intensive and involves an application review. Their payout timeframe remains 45 days compared to the 60 days in the affiliate program.

Although the program will be invite-only at launch, Twitch says it wants to ensure the bar for entry is "relatively low", and will be dishing out invites based on criteria such as time spent streaming, viewership, and followers.

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"In listening to our creators, what we've learned is they really need a bridge from when they begin to when they get added to the Twitch Partner program", said Ethan Evans, Twitch's senior VP of commerce and developer success. "With our upcoming Affiliate Program, we will be able to open up a means of support from the community to a whole new class of creators numbering in the tens of thousands".

Cheering is a fun, interactive way for viewers to support creators and celebrate the moments they love with the community by using animated emotes called Bits directly in chat.

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With this forthcoming Affiliate program, Twitch is essentially setting up a second tier of creators who will also gain access to this tool, and soon others.

Cheering will be the first of several monetization tools made available to Affiliates in the months ahead. Whereas with Partners, specific features are under development that are designed for nurturing the larger communities they manage. The Affiliate Program will launch later this month. Each day, millions of community members gather to watch, talk, and chat about shared interests. This perhaps blurs the line a bit between the larger and smaller communities on Twitch's service, but it also gives more creators the ability to grow their channels.

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Last year, when Twitch had around two million active streamers and 100 million unique monthly users, Piper Jaffrey's Gene Munster predicted Twitch could be worth $20 billion, generating $1 billion in revenue, by the year 2020.


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