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Nintendo details how recent YouTube changes affect Nintendo Creators Program members

Posted on February 19, 2018 by (@tylerlelliott) in General Nintendo, News

Following changes made to YouTube in January, Nintendo has laid out how these changes will reshape the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) in an email sent out to NCP members. Specifically, eligibility requirements have been reworked. Current channels involved with NCP who do not meet the new requirements will be deactivated from the program. See the updates in full below:

Thank you for using the Nintendo Creators Program. In January, changes were made to the YouTube service. This email will explain how this will impact the Nintendo Creators Program.

As YouTube informed the creators, the YouTube Partners Program requirements were changed: New channels require 4,000 hours of watchtime within the past 12 months and 1,000 subscribers in order to be eligible for monetization. It was also announced that, for existing channels, the same requirements will be applied from Feb. 20, 2018. After Feb. 20, channels that do not reach the requirements will no longer be able to earn money on YouTube.

The Nintendo Creators Program requires agreement to and participation in the YouTube Partner Program, so if channels do not meet the above eligibility requirements, they will not be able to monetize on the Nintendo Creators Program from their videos.

Further, please be aware that if you already have your channel registered to the Nintendo Creators Program, those channels that do not meet the requirements will be deactivated from the Program by YouTube.

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