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Push Our Video Player or Outstream Unit Through a 1×1 DFP Pixel Tag

We’ve been listening to our publishers and one of the features that many requested was a possibility to push our video player or outstream unit through DFP. More specifically, through a 1×1 DFP pixel tag.

One of the main advantages of doing this would be the possibility to push BridTV video player to multiple sites and web properties via single DFP ad campaign. You also have other benefits like the powerful targeting options of DFP and setting up frequencies etc.

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Having in mind the complexities behind serving such a unit through DFP, we had to do some considerable changes to our players to support this feature. The main hurdle being that DFP serves their units through their own iframes which creates an obstacle for the player to bust out of it.

Here’s a quick guide on how to set up a BridTV outstream unit to be ready for serving in DFP through a 1×1 pixel:

  1. Login into Brid CMS and select your site.
  2. Click on the Outstream Units section and create an ad unit that you plan on using for this.
  3. Grab embed code for your unit and make sure that the Serve outstream through DFP checkbox is enabled.
    Grab embed code for your unit .
  4. Now go to DFP and create a new line item 1×1 in size.
  5. When adding a creative in DFP, choose third party or custom.
    When adding a creative in DFP, choose third party or custom.
  6. Populate the custom creative with the ad unit code from Brid CMS. It should look something like this.
    Populate the custom creative with the ad unit code from Brid CMS
  7. An important thing to note on this same screen is to make sure that the “Serve into a SafeFrame” option is left unchecked! This option is very important to be disabled because if it isn’t disabled, our player will not be able to bust out of DFP’s iframe which it creates when it renders on a web page.
    Serve into a SafeFrame
  8. Save your creative and line item and grab your 1×1 GPT tag from DFP and paste it to your site.
  9. Done!

Follow the above steps to push a BridTV video player through a 1×1 pixel in DFP. If for any reason you have trouble setting this up or have any other questions, make sure to submit a ticket and our support team will help you asap.

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