On August 31st, creators across YouTube received notifications from the video site. Some of your videos have been deemed unfriendly for advertisers, the notifications read, and monetization has therefore been disabled on those videos.
For the first time, Facebook is piloting ads within Live video streams. The social network, which has said that monetization opportunities are imminent as it continues to build a contingency of high-profile broadcasters, is currently testing mid-roll ads that appear inside of streams.
According to a document obtained by The Wall Street Journal, Facebook is shelling out a total of $2.2 million dollars to creators who regularly host streams over the course of five-and-a-half months, from April through September.