In June, Periscope released Super Hearts, which are hearts you use to help your most loved telecasters. The framework might have been a bit confusing, so here is the way it works: You pay for Super Hearts with “coins.” The coins cost genuine cash (1050 coins costs $0.99, for example). The Super Hearts are then converted into “stars.” If the supporter is listed in the Super Broadcaster program, those stars are then changed over once again into money. That sounds incredible, except some of the cash was lost to exchange currency and different expenses. Presently, Periscope is changing this, so Super Broadcasters can get more of what you give them.
Periscope recently announced that it will compensate all Super Heart profit to Super Broadcasters aside from a $1 administrative charge. The expense, Periscope says, is for operation and payment handling costs. Periscope is also offering extra holiday rewards as motivation to donate over the next two months.
If Super Broadcasters win over a million stars every month, they’ll get a $100 reward; if they gain more than three million stars, they’ll get a $250 additional for a sum of $350. The only condition is that the Super Broadcaster must gain those stars in either November or December, meaning he or she can’t add a current mark towards the aggregate.
The Super Hearts program is just one of the incentives Periscope is using to bait more broadcasters to its stage. It contends with YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch for views. Some of these opponents offer comparable advantages—Twitch offers tips by means of cheer emotes, and YouTube Live watchers can pay additional for Super Chats. It’s not clear yet whether Periscope will remain competitive with its rivals, but this is certainly one approach that has worked for others.
A report from Streamlabs found that Twitter’s Periscope saw an 80% rise in watchers in the third quarter of 2017. Twitter declined to disclose how many supporters have embraced Super Hearts, or the dollar measure of deals to date.
“While we can’t provide numbers, we have seen interest from a variety of creators, and the community involved continues to grow,” a spokesperson said. The new payouts are live as of now.