CBS Interactive Hosted Video In Stream Ad With Companion


Timeline

  • 3-5 business days traffic and testing lead-time from the receipt of the final asset
  • Deliverables to CBS Interactive

    • • Video Commercial – ProRes .MOV
      • 3rd Party Tracking Tags (if applicable).
      • Video: 1 × 1 trackers and click commands
      • Max standard video commercial length is :60s

  • Size

    SD
    • • 720 x 480
      • 4:3 or 16:9 pixel aspect ratio
      • No black bars
      • 3:2 display aspect ratio is not accepted
      • No letterboxing or pillarboxing
      • Bitrate: Greater than 2mbps.
      • Main Profile @ Main Level (MP@ML)
      • 4:2:2 Color Space
  • HD
    • • 1280 x 720 or 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
      • 1440 x 1080 (4:3)
      • No black bars
      • Constant Bitrate (CBR) 15-30 Mbps
      • Main Profile @ Main Level (MP@ML)
      • 4:2:2 Color Space

  • File Formats

    • • Quicktime movie (.mov)
      • MPEG-4 (.mp4) format only

  • Audio

    • • 2 channels only
      • PCM (preferred) or AAC codec
      • 192 kbps minimum
      • 16 or 24 bit only
      • 48 kHz sample rate
      • Audio is required

  • Frame Rate

    • • 23.98, 25, or 29.97 based on native frame rate
      • Remove any pull-down added for broadcast
      • Constant frame rate only
      • Please make content progressive using adaptive de-interlace with no frame blending.

  • Codec

    • • Apple ProRes 422 HQ codec preferred
      • H.264 codec
      • Interlaced video is not accepted

  • Max File Size

  • • 10 GB

  • Leaders/Slates

  • • Video must be submitted without leaders (i.e slates, countdowns).

  • General Notes

  • • Please note we cannot accept two :15 second spots from the same or different brand(s) to form a :30 second commercial. Each brand’s advertisement should stand alone and represent one commercial.

  • Metrics Available

  • • Metrics provided to advertisers: Impressions, Clicks, Completion Rate, Time Spent Viewing and CTR.