Video

Shortform Preroll

The Shortform Preroll is a video player ad which serves before video content across the OTV desktop websites as well as the News, Weather and Alarm Clock mobile apps. The video preroll can be 15 seconds and click thru to a sponsor site in browsers that support Flash and on the iPad and iPhone News apps.

PreRoll

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

Duration:
  • 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)
      DVCProHD
      Animation
      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


  • Click thru is supported in browsers that support Flash and on the iPad and iPhone News apps
  • Video may click through to a sponsor's website
  • ABC reserves the right of final approval on video submissions.

No 4th party serving is allowed. This ad unit must be served by VAST tag from an accepted third party vendor:

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


Please allow seven business days for testing and review.

Longform VAST support:

Desktop Mobile Tablet Connected Devices
Internet Explorer 8.0+ (Windows only)
Mozilla Firefox 8.0+
Google Chrome 17+
Safari 5.0+
WATCH ABC app on the following:

iPhone, iPod Touch - iOS 5.0+
WATCH ABC app on the following:

iPad, iPad Mini - iOS 5.0+
Android tablet - OS 4.0+
Kindle Fire
N/A



VAST Version Support: 2.0, 3.0

Video Asset Specs

Each VAST tag should include the following two video renditions:

Low Resolution Rendition:

  • Dimensions: 1280x720
  • Format: MPEG4 (MP4)
  • Duration: 15, 30 seconds (one duration per tag)
  • Optimal Bitrate: 1700kbps
  • Frame rate: 23.98 or 29.97 frames/second

High Resolution Rendition:

  • Dimensions: 1920x1080
  • Format: MPEG4 (MP4), QuickTime (MOV)
  • Duration: 15, 30 seconds (one duration per tag)
  • Optimal Bitrate: 15000kbps
  • Frame rate: 23.98 or 29.97 frames/second

VAST Tracking Acceptance

  • Impression
  • Quartile: 25%, 50%, 75%, 100%
  • Clicks

Additional VAST Specs

  • Companion units must be specified in the "StaticResource" area (NOT the HTMLResource or IframeResource)
  • Please see VAST-XML-Acceptance.docx for specific details regarding what VAST metrics are handled by the ABC FEP

  • Site reserves right of final approval on creative assets
  • All targeting & capping will only be applied by ABC
    • This includes, but is not limited to: geo targeting, frequency capping, interval capping, max goal capping, time targeting, and demo targeting
    • The IP address may be blocked or displayed in a way that the vendor cannot determine the origin
    • Any targeting capping applied on the vendor end can prevent the ad from displaying, create discrepancies, and can break the player. Due to this, vendors will not apply targeting/capping in their system. ABC will apply all necessary targeting/capping to ensure correct delivery
  • Flighting will be controlled by ABC
    • VAST tags will remain live for the duration of the advertiser's flight. If an ad needs to be taken down for a period of time ABC will be responsible for executing this request
  • ABC reserves the right to pull any ads from their properties. This can be due to violating any of the above bullet points, poor ad quality, inappropriate content, creating a poor user experience
  • ABC can revoke the "Approved Vendor" status at any time and can refuse to serve tags from a specific vendor

No 4th party serving is allowed. This ad unit must be served by VAST tag from an accepted third party vendor:

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



  • Site reserves the right of final approval on creative assets.
  • All ad content must comply with The Walt Disney Company's "WDIG Ad Guidelines".
  • The advertising content must be clearly identifiable as an advertisement, as opposed to a link within site content. Advertisers must be clearly identified by name in at least one frame of the advertising content.
  • Ad units that have a white or partially white background must be bound by a visible one (1) pixel non-white box built into the graphic. Creative must still meet size specifications with border.
  • All advertisers must have a privacy policy, no more than (one) 1 click from the linking page to the Ad unit.
  • Ad units must have a linking URL that resolves to an active page.
  • All Flash and third party creative must open a new window.
  • Placeholder or non-final ad content will not be considered as "proxies" for final creative.