Multi-channel network (MCN) operations manual

Transfer channels between content owners

These features are only available to partners who use YouTube Studio Content Manager.

MCNs can transfer channels between content owners. Before you start: Make sure that the content owner receiving the channel has the roll-up tool enabled.

  1. Log in to the content owner that will receive the transferred channel.
  2. In the top right, select the account icon > Creator Studio.
  3. In the left menu, select Channels.
  4. At the top of the page, click Invite.
  5. Enter the channel’s username.
  6. Select Confirm.

The channel will be moved from the first content owner to the receiving content owner. The channel needs to accept an invitation in their Creator Studio dashboard to join the receiving content owner.

Channels may want to download or record revenue data before the transfer. Learn more about changes to reporting after transferring channel ownership.

Details for monetizing channels

Removing your channel from a MCN

Channels that have previously signed YouTube Partner Program terms should continue monetizing automatically after release from the network. They can confirm their monetization status in their account features page.

Switching MCNs

Channels that sign to a new MCN will need to link to the new MCN within 48 hours. If more than 48 hours passes between the time a channel unlinks from one MCN to join another MCN, then all monetization will be turned off. To get access to monetization features again, channels will need to go through the channel review process again.

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