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BadgerBoy
Level 7

When to Monetize?

So my channel went live on 3/29/2016/ It now has 2100 accounts installed.

Is there a way to see how many views my channel has received?

I'm trying to figure out if it would pay for me to monetize the channel.

instanttvchannel.com requires an upgrade to place ads before or after videos.

Can I make it a subscription channel for say 99 cents? If so, how?
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SolveLLC
Level 7

Re: When to Monetize?

In our experience charging a monthly isn't going to generate very much money. With 2100 installs, you're not going to make much with ad views either. The vast majority installed, looked at it and never returned.
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MaddyGTV
Level 7

Re: When to Monetize?

If you're using ITVC, you can track your channel with Google Analytics.

The data isn't 100% accurate (because Google wasn't necessarily built for Roku) but it's accurate enough
to give you a decent idea of what's going on with your channel. (Expect 5 - 10% variation).

You'll be able to track visits, page views, length of visit, videos being watched, country's tuning in.

It's VERY handy information to have.

As for monetizing, you want to really look at Channel Launches - NOT number of subscribers.

If you're doing 100,000 or more video views a month, that's when you should consider it.
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bdsearle
Level 7

Re: When to Monetize?

What if you are not using ITVC? Can you still use Google Analytics or is there something better to use?
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