Today, PewDiePie announced he would officially be streaming exclusively on DLive in a new partnership with the company to make live content for their site. While the terms of the deal were not made public, we do know that Felix Kjellberg will start his broadcasts on Sunday, April 14th. Here's a few quotes from the press release.
"DLive is a place where instead of competing against each other, it benefits creators to support one another. With no platform cuts, we incentivize everyone to create the highest quality content for viewers," said Wilson Wei, Co-Founder of Lino Network, "PewDiePie has always been a fierce advocate for the value that creators bring with their hard work, time, and effort, and he believes in DLive's vision. Our livestreaming platform has the potential to forever change how creators are represented in this industry, and we're proud to have PewDiePie help us lead this charge.""I'm excited to start live streaming again regularly! DLive is great for me because I'm treated like a real partner, just like all of the other streamers on DLive's unique platform," said Felix Kjellberg.
Some people were quick to assume it meant PewDiePie would stop broadcasting on YouTube. While that may be the case for live videos, he isn't going to shut his channel down anytime soon. In fact, don't be surprised if you start seeing an uptake in content as he will cut some of his broadcasts up for Best Of videos and clip montage videos. Snagging PewDiePie is a smart move for DLiive, even with all the controversy tied to him, as this is a bit of a delayed response to Twitch picking up people like Markiplier and JackSepticEye to broadcast exclusively on their platform. The company needs dedicated people making content on the regular, and this is a major boost in the arm to their goals.