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johneagles
Level 7

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

I added MULLET. Clicked on Queensryche. First commercial was a Geico ad. Second commercial was the same Geico ad. Third commercial was for a product that I don't remember. I was then directed back to the band selection screen. I've never posted on these forums, but I went out of my way to create an account simply to tell you that your product is garbage. I will make it a point to never add anything from 8octave in the future.
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thetick
Level 12

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

"8ctave HD" wrote:

We'd love to hear your thoughts, Roku Heroes. If ads HAVE to happen, when would YOU like them shown?


It really does even matter since once commercials are added, 8ctave HD will be removed from my channel list. It's just that simple. I would consider paying a small fee for no commercials.
TheTick (aka "Moose Twit" affectionately called by chht)
Roku 3 for Pokémon TV / YouTube / Animal Planet GO / HBO GO. Chromecast for most other media because Roku Mirroring sucks , how many clicks in Wndows 10 (about a dozen) to Miracast on Roku vs 2 with Chromecast.
Verizon FIOS TV and Internet Service
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OddScott
Level 11

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

It really does even matter since once commercials are added, 8ctave HD will be removed from my channel list. It's just that simple. I would consider paying a small fee for no commercials.


I'm pretty sure that commercials have been in 8ctave HD since March or April (8 months ago). Most viewers don't seem to mind, the channel is currently #14 out of 53 in the News & Weather category and has a 4/981 rating.
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

Is 4/981 good or bad?
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OddScott
Level 11

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

4/981 = 4 stars average out of 981 reviews according to the Channel Store. The 4 stars seems to be slightly above average (fwiw, Netflix & Amazon are both 4-star channels) and the 981 reviews seems to be pretty good for a channel that's been available for less than a year and isn't on the new player configuration web page.
www.InstantTvChannel.com - Build a Roku channel in 5 minutes!
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destruk
Level 10

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

ah, stars, ok.... Smiley Wink Well done guys!
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betterfilms
Level 7

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

how about just good old fashioned sponsored by inbetween videos? sponsors are making a comeback, remember soap operas? they were called soap operas because they were sponsored by soap companies
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thetick
Level 12

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

"betterfilms" wrote:
how about just good old fashioned sponsored by inbetween videos? sponsors are making a comeback, remember soap operas? they were called soap operas because they were sponsored by soap companies


Gee I thought they were called soap operas, because they were so trashy you had to wash mouth out with soap after watching them.
TheTick (aka "Moose Twit" affectionately called by chht)
Roku 3 for Pokémon TV / YouTube / Animal Planet GO / HBO GO. Chromecast for most other media because Roku Mirroring sucks , how many clicks in Wndows 10 (about a dozen) to Miracast on Roku vs 2 with Chromecast.
Verizon FIOS TV and Internet Service
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BlackFlagTV
Level 7

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

I guess it's a common mistake on the web, trying to make money out of advertising. Online ads generate a fraction of a fraction of a penny. Real money is in the real world, period. Run ads on your channel for physical goods YOU have for sale. Money will come from those goods.

sv
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RokuJoel
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Make REAL $$$ with your Roku Channel!

I'm putting the kabosh on this thread, the title is kinda spammy and the discussion isn't really relevant to programming techniques, which is the primary purpose of this forum.

Feel free to monetize your channels with Pre/Mid/Post roll ads, there are several companies that have built profitable businesses on our platform using that model.

- Joel
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