I have been contacted by several "networks" offering me a "partnership" with them, I investigate each message, all of which were sent from channels that were trying to appear as either the official channel or as a subchannel for the network.
I have recieved two from "TGN", here's both messages in full:
I received that yesterday.
I checked with their "TGN recruiters page" both are not on that list.
I also received one from Zoomin.tv:
Zoomin.TV doesn't even apprear to be a gaming network or anything of the sort, it's a Dutch video sharing site.
Real networks will keep a record of anyone who they contact with offers, it will always be possible to verify this by contacting the real network.
There's two types of "fake" networks, the type as shown in the TGN messages where they appear as being from a large network, and the ones like zoomin.tv where they attempt to trick you into believing them.
Some of these are are credible than other, the first TGN message had a gmail address listed as well as a very strange Skype name, the second TGN message had the name he used as a skype name and his first name followed by @tgn.tv.
Their objective is to take money from you, they want a cut of your adense money, they will usually entice you by saying that you will get MORE than you would via adsense, this is simply not true, big networks such as machinima and the real TGN.tv will take a cut of your adense money, meaning you will make less than by partnering directly with YouTube, however the networks will grant you monetization licenses for all games out there.
Why would they send you an invitation, but still require you to fill out a normal application?
Don't trust anything that aren't sent from the official channels, and always attempt to verify their story before replying back.
You can always apply on one of the official websites or by partnering with YouTube directly.