What is multi-channel network on YouTube? Multi-Channel Networks (“MCNs” or “networks”) are third-party service providers that affiliate with multiple YouTube channels to offer services that may include audience development, content programming, creator collaborations, digital rights management, monetization, and/or sales.
How do I create a multi-channel network on YouTube?
- Basic MCN guidelines.
- Set up your content owner as an MCN.
- Link channels to your Content Manager.
- Troubleshoot channel invitation issues.
- Turn on monetization for MCN-managed channels.
- Set channel-level permissions.
- Choose default ad format settings.
Do YouTube MCNs still exist? (later WarnerMedia) acquired all the shares in Machinima in 2016 before shutting it down in January 2019. However, MCNs still survive and thrive. They just tend to be smaller and often more niche-based nowadays. BroadbandTV still exists in the guise of BBTV, however.
Why do YouTubers join a network? By joining one, YouTubers enjoy several benefits, in addition to having the MCN as their intermediary on the platform. Each MCN offers a set of distinct advantages. Overall, content creators can count on support and consulting, managing their channel, and dealing with copyrights on YouTube, among other benefits.