The mail below was received by YouTube yesterday. This states that the requirements for the YouTube Partner Program (YPP) have been adjusted. If you participate in this, you can, among other things, earn videos.
The requirements are that the channel must have at least 1,000 subscribers and that viewers have watched at least 4,000 hours of footage in the past 12 months.
The INCOTECH channel currently has “only” 11 subscribers and nearly 500 hours of viewing time.
To be continued…….
“Met ingang van 20 februari 2018 updaten we de drempelwaarden voor deelname aan het YouTube-partnerprogramma. Kanalen komen alleen in aanmerking voor een deelnamebeoordeling als ze minimaal 1000 abonnees hebben in de afgelopen twaalf maanden ten minste 4000 uur zijn bekeken. Meer informatie vind je op de YouTube-blog voor videomakers.”
|Today we are announcing changes to the YouTube Partner Program (YPP). While our goal remains to keep the YPP open to as many channels as possible, we recognize we need more safeguards in place to protect creator revenue across the YouTube ecosystem.|
|Under the new eligibility requirements announced today, your YouTube channel, INCOTECH, is no longer eligible for monetization because it doesn’t meet the new threshold of 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers. As a result, your channel will lose access to all monetization tools and features associated with the YouTube Partner Program on February 20, 2018 unless you surpass this threshold in the next 30 days. Accordingly, this email serves as 30 days notice that your YouTube Partner Program terms are terminated.|
|One of YouTube’s core values is to provide anyone the opportunity to earn money from a thriving channel. Creators who haven’t yet reached this new threshold can continue to benefit from our Creator Academy, our Help Center, and all the resources on the Creator Site to grow their channels. Once your channel reaches the new threshold, it will be reviewed to make sure it adheres to our policies and guidelines, and if so, monetization will be re-enabled.|