IF you have questions about our YouTube network, this page should answer the most common questions people ask.
Q. How do I apply to join?
A. Click here!
Q. Why should I join Power Up TV instead of another MCN?
A. Power Up TV is based in the largest independent movie studio in California, Thunder Studios. Our facility exceeds 150,000 square feet with 20 sound stages, and our back-lot covers an additional 60,000 square feet. To put this into perspective, the YouTube Space LA building is only 41,000 square feet.
Our stages have been traditionally used to shoot everything from major motion pictures to music videos. Because PUTV is now part of Thunder Studios our creators have access to the studio resources.
We have developed an accelerator program to provide training & funding for creators who meet certain minimum requirements. This accelerator is similar to a business development course for entrepreneurs but focused on producing television shows & films.
Additionally PUTV offers the same services the top MCNs provide – dashboard tools, tech support, brand sponsorship opportunities & collaboration forums. This includes features such as Fan Funding & rentals.
Q. How do I use the Partner Dashboard? How do I accept Partnership?
A. We have a video tutorial on this.
Q. How do I monetize my videos after I join Power Up TV?
A. Here’s a quick video tutorial on the subject.
Q. You haven’t accepted my application yet. Why not?
There are three primary reasons we don’t accept channels who apply:
- Copyright strikes / Terms of Service violations.
- Obvious copyright infringement.
- Your channel has Fan Funding enabled.
Go to https://www.youtube.com/features to see if you have copyright strikes or ToS violations. If you do then you will need to make a new YouTube channel free of such issues.
If you have Fan Funding enabled, YouTube will not allow us to rollup your channel. Please disable Fan Funding by going to https://www.youtube.com/fan_funding and clicking ‘Turn off Fan Funding’.
Q. Why did you leave the Freedom network?
A. Power Up TV launched in March 2014 as a subnetwork under Freedom. We were one of the first to join the network. By November 2014 PUTV grew to over 2,000 channels and 267 million views and was one of the largest networks within Freedom. Initially, the relationship between PUTV and Freedom was mutually beneficial but over time the relationship changed due to large differences of business strategy between our companies.
When PUTV was acquired by Thunder Studios we asked Freedom if they were interested in co-producing content with us. We offered Freedom Partners the opportunity to utilize our sound stages & equipment as part of the co-production deal. Freedom declined to accept the offer, stating they did not believe Freedom Partners would be interested in shooting at our studio.
PUTV elected to end our contractual arrangement with Freedom in January 2015 and separated itself as an independent MCN.
Q. I was a Partner with you under Freedom. How do I leave Freedom to join you now?
A. Please watch this video to see how to leave the Freedom network. Once your channel is released we can process your application after you apply through our Dashboard.
If you are still with Freedom and have already applied to re-join Power Up TV via our new Dashboard fear not; after you put in your 30 day notice to Freedom and are released from their CMS we will invite you to join us. You do not need to register a new account in our Dashboard.
Q. How much revenue share do you take? How long are your contracts?
A. PUTV has three tiers of Partnership; Basic, Pro and Star.
At the Basic level we take only a 20% commission on your channel’s monthly ad revenue, leaving you with 80% of the earnings. The contract has no lock-in period and can be canceled within 30 days.
At the Pro level, we take a 30% commission and you get 70% of the earnings. This contract lasts for a one year period. The Pro tier grants access to our production facilities, accelerator program and VIP events we host. You also receive personalized support from our Talent Strategists and gain brand sponsorship opportunities. More details about this tier to come.
The Star tier is available on an invitation only basis and requires a creator to successfully complete our accelerator program. At this tier we will/may invest up to $500,000 into an original film or television series pitched by the creator for a 50% ownership stake in the production. More details about this tier will be announced at a later date.
Q. What average CPM will my videos receive if I join your YouTube network?
A. We believe in total transparency with our creators. YouTube MCNs do not control ad revenue CPMs when YouTube places the ad on your video; Google’s ad system does. This system is explained in greater detail in the following article, YouTube Ad CPMs and Networks: The Truth.
You as the creator can control what your average CPM is by properly optimizing your videos for highly searched keywords. Learn about this process by reading, How to do SEO Keyword Research for YouTube Videos.
Q. I want to make more money from my videos. Can you help?
A. Yes. If your channel generates more than 50,000 views per month our Talent Strategists can help you obtain brand sponsor deals. We can also assist with helping you optimize your merchandising opportunities.
Q. Do you only accept gaming channels?
A. Historically we focused on gaming and geek lifestyles. However we now have the resources to focus on a wider range of niche markets. We now accept channels in all categories, and will be launching dedicated website verticals for gaming, comedy, music and sports.
Q. When I join your network, you take control of my Google AdSense account right?
A. NO. This is a huge misunderstanding among many YouTube creators. When you join a MCN your channel becomes associated with the AdSense account that belongs to that network. You still own & control your own AdSense account; your YouTube channel earnings just do not go into it while you are with a network.
This means joining our network will not interfere with any other monetization opportunities you are currently taking with Google Adsense (such as website banner ads) because we never have access to your Adsense account.
Q. How long will it take for me to receive payments?
A. We understand that some networks take up to three months to issue payments to Partners and this makes it challenging for creators to plan their budget.
Early when building our dashboard we made the decision to hire an experienced engineering team to write a highly advanced algorithm that can process our Partners’ payments. The system is able to process over 170,000 channel partners in under 12 hours.
We will deliver payments to our creators via Paypal within the first week we receive the monthly payment deposit from Google.
Q. Can I become a Recruiter for your network & earn money for channels I recruit?
A. Absolutely! We have an affiliate program that pays a 15% commission. Please read this page for details.
Q. Can I become a subnetwork under Power Up TV?
A. Yes! In order to qualify as a subnetwork you will be asked to complete a training program that ensures you have the necessary skill-sets to manage a subnetwork.
All subnetworks under the Power Up TV network will be guaranteed office space at Thunder Studios & have access to our resources for supporting the Partners you manage. If you’d like to apply to become a subnetwork please fill out this form.
Do you have any other questions? Feel free to ask in our forums or comment on this post below!