YouTube opens monetisation to MENA users

Egypt, KSA,UAE account holders allowed revenue generation through partner programme

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YouTube opens monetisation to MENA users Some MENA account holders will be able to monetise their YouTube content. (Getty Images)
By  Stephen McBride Published  March 20, 2013

Online video community YouTube announced today that it has opened its YouTube Partner Programme in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and UAE.

Any YouTube user in Egypt, KSA and UAE with a YouTube account that uploads original content can become a partner simply by clicking and following the monetisation tab from their account, which gives them an array of features including the ability to generate revenue out of their channel upload views, improve their skills and build their audience. The YouTube Partner Programme offers many features to help the YouTube content creator strengthen their YouTube page. The programmes are varied and tailored to meet the need of the users.

“YouTube has seen dramatic increases in Egypt," said Haisam Yehia, Strategic Partners development manager, Middle East and North Africa. 

"Opening up the YouTube Partner Programme in Egypt is a great step to help content creators develop their skills and provide original local content – content that can be appreciated locally and across the globe.”

As well as the ability to reach a worldwide audience through the partner programme, YouTube is highlighting the ability to monetise content as the key benefit. Revenue is generated by the number of views of a video. In order to help content creators improve skills and creativity, the programme provides a host of development courses, analytical tools and community resources.

YouTube stressed that the programme remains flexible and does not restrict the upload and distribution of content. It also opens users to a partner network including access to mentors and collaborators.

To join the YouTube Partner Programme, applicants need to have a YouTube account and demonstrate that they upload their own content that complies with the Terms of Service and Community Guidelines and that they have previously monetised at least one video.

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1822 days ago
Vinod Mehra

Great NEWs. this will extend impetus to video bloggers in UAE

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