• @stickmanmeyhem@lemmy.world
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    882 months ago

    No platform pays nearly as well as YouTube does on average. If they upload to other platforms, and you watch the content on those other platforms, they’re going to make significantly less money than if you watch on YouTube. Even if there’s increased reach from uploading to multiple platforms, the creator will almost certainly make less—so there’s less than no incentive for them to upload elsewhere.

    • @NateNate60@lemmy.world
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      592 months ago

      I believe Nebula pays fantastically well, at least according to Sam from Wendover Productions. This is attributed to the fact that Nebula charges a subscription and half the subscription fees are divvied up to the channels according to watch time.

      However, he owns a significant portion of Nebula so he’s not a disinterested information source.

      • @SquiffSquiff@lemmy.world
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        32 months ago

        My annual subscription to Nebula expired last month. I didn’t renew. They seemed to have a mix of exactly what you get on YouTube and some peculiar TV documentaries that weren’t quite good enough to make brand name TV channels

        • @NateNate60@lemmy.world
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          I don’t think that from a purely “rational consumer” perspective Nebula is worth the $30 per year demanded. But to me, it’s like a Patreon subscription. I can support my favourite creators and I get some nice perks in return, like offline video downloads and advertising and sponsor-free programming. These perks are not worth $30 a year to me. But I will continue to support them anyway.

      • @Scubus@sh.itjust.works
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        22 months ago

        I’m broke, so if they exclusively upload to nebula, they aren’t getting anything from my view because it doesn’t happen.

        Uploading to both though seems like a good idea

        • @NateNate60@lemmy.world
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          62 months ago

          There are original series on Nebula that cost a lot to make so I understand that they need to recoup the investment on those.

          But most videos are released on both platforms. The Nebula versions usually have extended cuts and are free of adverts and sponsors, but the programming is otherwise the same.

      • @lud@lemm.ee
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        152 months ago

        Yeah, Vimeo completely pivoted to basically being a white label video platform for business websites.

    • @FriendBesto@lemmy.ml
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      42 months ago

      Also, YouTube is a removed to run, hardware wise, they must have farms upon farms of servers everywhere, on top of CND infrastructure. Do not envy their bandwidth bill. Few out there can or could compete, even if they wanted to.

  • Politically Incorrect
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    2 months ago

    99% of the times when something like this happens it’s about money, so just follow the money…

  • One reason could be difference in how much the other platforms pay vs YouTube. Uploading multiple places also requires more effort and coordination, might not be worth it from their perspective…

    • Multiple major YouTubers would need to migrate simultaneously and make the new platform the only place to access their content before the viewers necessary for monetary gain move. And that is not likely to happen.

  • Adrien_0715
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    102 months ago

    Not enough people to watch. But even on Youtube, only shorts can get views better than the regular videos. Most people don’t search for content and they don’t like ads.

    • Jeena
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      52 months ago

      Even if you try to search for content otside of youtube, it’s very difficult to find.

  • Melkath
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    02 months ago

    What platforms?

    For months, on the YouTube app, 95% of my videos play for 5 seconds, then skip 10 seconds, then play the rest of the video.

    It is ABSOLUTELY INFURIATING.