PewDiePie, the top-subscribed independent video maker on YouTube will leave blockchain video platform Dlive to stream exclusively on YouTube.
On May 4, YouTube officially announced the news, with PewDiePie claiming that the agreement was a “natural fit.” In April 2019, PewDiePie had signed a partnership with blockchain-based content sharing platform Dlive.
PewDiePie said that he decided to stream via DLive because he was treated “like a real partner,” noting that Dlive has zero reward cuts:
On May 5, PewDiePie’s YouTube channel hit its 10-year anniversary, amassing more 25 billion total views and 104 million subscribers:
PewDiePie outlined that the decision was driven by his live streaming focus in 2020:
“YouTube has been my home for over a decade now and live streaming on the platform feels like a natural fit as I continue to look for new ways to create content and interact with fans worldwide […] Live streaming is something I’m focusing a lot on in 2020 and beyond, so to be able to partner with YouTube and be at the forefront of new product features is special and exciting for the future.”