As in previous years, anyone can do a community broadcast if:
- they base it only on DOTATV and their own self-made content
- they are strictly non-commercial in nature.
Nothing is new about this and Valve has imposed no broadcast delay on these non-commercial community casts. These rules apply worldwide without distinction.
What is new this year is that Valve has also allowed a limited number of video platforms to create custom casts through casters who are under agreement with the video platforms. These are commercial casts and therefore not permitted under Valve’s community stream policy.
For these commercial casts a 15 minute streaming delay is being imposed. The video platforms who employ commercial casters all agreed to this delay in their license agreements, and it should not have come as a surprise to them.