Frequently Asked Questions About ThunderTV YouTube Network

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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 ThunderTV instead of another MCN?

A. ThunderTV 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. Now our creators have access to the studio resources.

We have developed an accelerator program called Club Thunder 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 ThunderTV offers the same services the top MCNs provide – dashboard tools, tech support, brand sponsorship opportunities & collaboration forums. This includes features such as Fan Funding & video 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 ThunderTV?

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:

  1. Copyright strikes / Terms of Service violations.
  2. Obvious copyright infringement.
  3. 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’.

Please disable Fan Funding before applying to join Power Up TV.

 

 

Q. How much revenue share do you take? How long are your contracts?

A. ThunderTV 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. This tier is entered by applying through our dashboard at http://dashboard.thundertv.com/net/ThunderTVAffiliates .

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 accept gaming channels?

A. Yes, our Power Up TV subnetwork is focused on gamers. We also have Thunder Records for musicians and song-writers.

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 30 days 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 ThunderTV? 

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 ThunderTV 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!

  • OneLastRidePaul
  • Television Show

    Hi ThunderTv, I have some questions:
    1. How about the payment threshold?
    2. When is the monthly payment deposit from Google?
    3. What is the support email of thunderTv? I and my friends have sent some email to your network but never recieved anything.
    Thanks!

  • FeRaL-_- Complex

    how long does it take to be unpartnered

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