Video

Video Bar Sponsorship

The Video Bar Sponsorship is presented as an branded Thumbnail within the Video Bar on the Homepage or Channel pages. The sponsored Thumbnail appears in the far right position (7th on Home and Franchise Channel, 4th on News Channel). Included within the Thumbnail is space for advertiser's image and a call to action.

Upon clicking on the Thumbnail the guest is taken to a player page. The Advertiser's video content may play for up to two minutes and a 300x250 companion unit may also serve on this page with the video.

Video Bar Sponsorship

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

Duration:
  • 120 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


  • 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 three business days for testing and review.
Asset Dimensions File Size Audio/ Video 3rd Party 1x1
Initial Secondary
Thumbnail *
gif, jpg
94x53
Image space
N/A Polite download: N/A
User-initiated: N/A
N Y
94x43
Call to Action
N/A Polite download: N/A
User-initiated: N/A
N Y
94x10
Ad Slug
N/A Polite download: N/A
User-initiated: N/A
N Y
Medium Rectangle
gif, jpg, png, swf
300x250 40K Polite download: N/A
User-initiated: N/A
N Y
Video
digital file: flv
600x338
minimum for digital file
N/A Polite download: N/A
User-initiated: N/A
N Y

* The Tumbnail is developed in-house and will be built using this template


  • IMPORTANT: Any expand or floating creative must break out of i-Frames
  • For third party served creative, only JavaScript tags will be accepted; Iframe tags are not accepted
  • Video duration: 2 minutes maximum
  • No expandable rich media allowed within 300x250
  • OTV reserves the right of final approval on video submissions

The Medium Rectangle may be served in-house or by an accepted third party vendor:

The Thumbnail and Video ad units must be served in-house.

Hardcoded URLs are not allowed.