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Twitch to consider changing revenue split for larger streamers

Twitch is considering changing the revenue split for some of their larger streamers, here's all the latest on the potential restructuring.
Twitch to consider changing revenue split for larger streamers
There's no doubting the substantial and consistent growth year over year for Twitch since the platform was acquired by Amazon in 2014. There are millions of streamers on the platform, providing content in a wide variety of genres.

With now over 50,000 streamers reaching the Partner status, the economic landscape could see a change. Here's all the latest after rumors have been floated that Twitch is considering changing the revenue split for some of their larger streamers.

Is Twitch changing their revenue split?

Twitch changing revenue split for larger streamers
Twitch is considering changing their revenue split for larger streamers. (Picture: Twitch)

A recent report from Bloomberg detailed that the popular Twitch streaming platform may be considering a change to their revenue split, particularly with streamers who have reached the Partner status.

The report states that Twitch is pondering at least three major changes to their partnership program. Ads are at the forefront of the list of potential alterations, and serious financial implications could result from the potential changes.

Twitch platform mulling more ads

If the rumored changes end up coming to fruition, Twitch streamers could end up being pushed to run more ads, and during their streams. Some have argued this change is already in the works as major Twitch stars like NICKMERCS have received heavy complaints from viewers about in-stream ad breaks.

Revenue changes for Twitch Partners

Possibly the more noteworthy piece of news from the report, the platform could be significantly reducing the income of Twitch Partners via revenue split changes.

“Twitch staff is considering paring back the revenue cut of channel subscriptions granted to the top echelon of streamers in its so-called partnerships program to 50%, from 70%,” said the Bloomberg report. “Another option is to create multiple tiers and set criteria for how to qualify for each one, two of the people said.”

It is worth noting that the report also stated Twitch could be willing to release streamers from their Partnership status if they wished to take their talents to YouTube Gaming or another platform of that sort.

NICKMERCS Twitch stream revenue split
Some of the platform's biggest stars could see their revenue split reduced by up to 20%. (Picture: NICKMERCS)

That's all the info we have to this point on the potential revenue split changes for Twitch. We'll continue to monitor the situation and will update you should there be any major breaking developments.

 

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