Twitter is aiming to support broadcasters on its video livestreaming platform Periscope with a new VIP program. The microblogging service is offering its top users "care packages", more visibility and discovery on the app, and opportunities to collaborate with Periscope and other VIPs, all of which the Periscope team announced in a blog post.
With livestreaming becoming increasingly competitive, it makes sense that Twitter would try to foster a professional community on its platform. It follows several other bids to fight off stagnating user growth, including.
Not all VIP are created equal. The bronze, silver and gold tiers of VIP membership are tied to a number of user metrics, rather than being paid for. Essentially, each tier is tied to the number of followers, average views and broadcasts you make. At the base level, you'll need at least 10,000 followers and 200 viewers per clip on average. For the full criteria for each tier, check out the Periscope website.
"The VIP Program was designed for broadcasters who've invested in our platform and continue to share great live experiences on Periscope," the company said.