HBHS, were you able to find a way to monetize your channel? We are in the same boat and looking for how to do it. We have all the content, just not the technical knowledge of how to do it.
I hosted my .json and submitted for ingestion by Direct Publisher, so I await the holiday transition like everyone else. Ads don't start to play until you hit near 4,000 subscribers or further otherwise it's just a video channel with your content. I have NOT received a payout from Roku for ads as of yet, I used to charge for the channel when I uploaded the .pkg so that was only .99 for each purchase that took a few months to see. I had a run in with a developer this morning after I posted a lengthy process how to upload the json and to obtain a free video host. So I won't be posting that again, instead I will just post one link to my homepage that has the steps on my Github or personal website. At the moment I am an early stage of updating to a newer version of Concrete 5, so my host is very busy at the moment.