TimTheTatman Releases Secondary Changes For Twitch Streamers: “Glad To Be On YouTube”

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YouTube Gaming star TimTheTatman felt bad for his fellow streamers on Twitch after he changed the ad revenue schedule with referral payments.

Twitch recently changed the way it would pay streamers for their live streaming time. Some partners and affiliates have the opportunity to participate in the new Advertising Incentive Program (AIP) to earn a fixed monthly payment based on a minimum number of ads played per hour streamed.

This came on the heels of a rumored change to Twitch’s subdivisions that had streamers on edge. Twitch was reportedly seeking a 70/30 revenue split from subscribers, up from the industry-high 50/50 they already take.

But an experienced broadcaster like TimTheTatman can read between the lines and was taken aback to see the Amazon-owned streaming site moving forward with the AIP.

TimTheTatman expresses his condolences for the smallest streamers

“I legitimately feel bad for smaller creators right now, specifically,” Tim said. “Because of the way they’re changing everything on Twitch: When I was a smaller creator on Twitch, subscribers were what really kept me going.

“Now for the smaller creators, it looks like they’re trying to get away from that subdivision and they’re pushing for ads, and the fucking incentive is $22 a month?”

Generally speaking, it’s already hard for newer, or even mid-sized, streamers to retain and grow an audience, and Tim isn’t too interested in seeing what the effects of AIP will mean for people.

(Time stamp at 24 minutes of live broadcast)

With such a low payout to invite what some call an ‘intrusive’ ad, it will present yet another hurdle for emerging talent to convince their growing viewer base to stay on the channel.

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“’Hey guys, you can post one minute of ad per hour and you can get $22 for a month of work.’ All I can say is thank the Lord for being on YouTube right now.”

As one of YouTube’s most prized streamers, TimTheTatman is concerned about young streamers on Twitch, so it will be interesting to see how the reactions grow once the system rolls out to more people.