Live Broadcast PreRoll and Banner

The Live Broadcast Pre-Roll and Banner are ad opportunities which serves when there is live News or Weather broadcasts. Once the preroll has finished, the live news feed begins. There are two available 728x90 banners which are located at the top and bottom of the page. Please note that the banners are not synced with the Pre-Roll.

Live Broadcast Pre-Roll and Banners

Please allow five business days for testing and review.
File Size:
  • There is no restriction on file size. See below for submission requirements.

  • 15 seconds maximum

Tape Submissions:
  • High Definition Tape Format (preferred) accepted: D5 or HDCAM-SR in 1080/23.98psf or 720p/60 formats with stereo audio. 1080i format will not be accepted.
  • Standard Definition Tape Formats accepted: Digital Betacam, Betacam SP, Betacam SX and IMX with stereo audio.
  • Unacceptable formats such as VHS, Mini DV, DVDs or any formats not listed above will be rejected.
  • Please deliver tapes only to:
  • Robert Longwell
    ABC Digital Media
    4151 Prospect Ave
    Los Feliz Tower #320
    Los Angeles, CA 90027

File Submissions:
  • ABC Digital Media Mezzanine File Format requirements
  • It is our intent to provide the highest possible experience to the consumer for both content and advertisements. As such, we ask that all file based deliveries follow the following guidelines:

    1. HD is preferred over SD. If an HD asset is available please provide this format.
    2. SD advertisements should not be letterboxed. Because the players are all 16x9 ratio, providing a letterboxed 4x3 video will significantly reduce the size of your advertisement as it will be both letterboxed and pillarboxed in the player and/or device.
    3. Please provide the highest quality digital master QuickTime file available within the technical specifications below. If your asset does not meet the technical requirements, do not convert your file to fit the specifications. Instead return to your digital master or tape and recreate the QuickTime mezzanine file.
    4. Video must be broadcast quality and void of any visible compression artifacts.
    5. Audio must be stereo, in sync with video and void of any distortion.
    6. Files must be in QuickTime format (specs below) with all file names ending in .mov.

  • QuickTime Mezzanine File Specifications
  • High Definition QuickTime (MOV)

    • Video Dimensions: 1920x1080 or 1280x720
    • Video Display Aspect Ratio: 16x9
    • Video Pixel Aspect Ratio: Square (1.0)
    • Video Frame Rate: 23.98, 29.97 or 59.94
    • Video Scanning Method: Progressive ONLY
    • Video Codecs Accepted
    • ProRes
      ProRes (HQ)
      h264 (40mbps)
      Uncompressed 10 bit
      Uncompressed 8 bit
    • Audio: Stereo, 48khz or 44.1khz, 16bit
    • Audio Codecs Accepted:
    • Uncompressed
      AAC: 192kbps or higher
      MP3: 192kbps or higher

  • Standard Definition QuickTime (MOV)
    • Video Dimensions: 720x486
    • Video Aspect Ratio: 4x3
    • Video Pixel Aspect Ratio: D1 (0.9)
    • Video Frame Rate: 29.97
    • Video Scanning Method: Progressive (preferred) or Interlaced where noted below.
    • Video Codecs Accepted:
    • ProRes: Progressive or Lower Field dominance
      ProRes (HQ): Progressive or Lower Field dominance
      DVCPro (50mbps): Progressive or Lower Field dominance
      DV (25mbps): Progressive or Lower Field dominance
      Animation: Progressive scanning only
      h264 (10mbps): Progressive scanning only
      Uncompressed 10 bit: Progressive or Lower Field dominance
      Uncompressed 8bit: Progressive or Lower Field dominance
    • Audio: Stereo, 48khz or 44.1khz, 16bit
    • Audio Codecs Accepted:
    • Uncompressed
      AAC: 192kbps or higher
      MP3: 192kbps or higher

  • Video may click through to a sponsor's website
  • ABC reserves the right of final approval on video submissions.

This ad unit must be served in-house.

Impression (1x1) and click command tracking is accepted from the following third party vendors:

Please allow five business days for testing and review.
Asset Dimensions File Size Audio/ Video 3rd Party 1x1
Initial Secondary
gif, jpg, png, swf
728x90 40K Polite download: N/A
User-initiated: N/A

  • Note: there are two banner opportunities - one at the top of the page, one at the bottom
  • Banners will run on the website only
  • Sponsors can be sold to live news and/or live weather and will appear when a live broadcast is streaming
  • The banners are NOT synced with the pre-roll video - if multiple advertisers are scheduled, the advertiser in the pre-roll and the banner spots may not match
  • For third party served creative, only JavaScript tags will be accepted; Iframe tags are not accepted
  • Site reserves right of final approval on creative assets

These ad units must be served in-house or by an accepted third party vendor: