If it's true (and not a photoshop ad to promote the network), I'd wager it has far, far more to do with the video length, audience location and retention rates, and whatever niche market the channel likely falls into than anything the MCN has done for them.Some YouTuber online has been trying to justify their decision to join an MCN. They recently posted a video showing almost $1000 on just 350k views for the month.
I wish I was able to think ahead for an ad break. My long videos are unpredictable. Sucks to be me!During filming or recording, you should be thinking ahead and preparing the audience for an ad break rather than just plunking one down at the 7 minute mark (or whatever).
As an investment. I've created, managed, owned, and flipped many channels throughout my life. Anything from less than 100 subs to channels like Buzzvines where it's now well past 500K+, but the current owners aren't really growing it anymore. If you know what you're doing with YT, you can make 6 figures with only a few hours of work per week. Unfortunately I've gotten too greedy many times and decided to think short-term instead of long-term.Why were you trying to buy channels?