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    Implementing VOD SSAI

    In this topic, you will learn how to manage and create Video On Demand (VOD) server-side ad configurations in Brightcove Beacon.

    Overview

    Brightcove Beacon supports Server-Side Ad Insertion (SSAI) so you can have ads inserted into your Video On Demand assets.

    A high-level view of the process is:

    1. Create an Ad Configuration in Studio.
    2. Configure the settings of your video in the Media module.
    3. Add your VOD asset to a Brightcove Beacon playlist.
    4. Configure the settings of your video in Brightcove Beacon.

    Configuring Server-Side Ad Settings

    Here you will create an SSAI Ad Configuration to be used as your set of ads that will be displayed in your Brightcove Beacon VOD asset.

    1. Log in to Studio.
    2. In the navigation header, click ADMIN and select Server-Side Ad Settings. A list of all ad configurations will be displayed.
    3. To create a new ad configuration, click the Create Ad Configuration button.
    4. From the dropdown, select VOD as a type.
    5. Check to be sure you are seeing the Server-Side Ad Settings form.
    6. Give your ad configuration a Name.
    7. Select the Ad Server Response:
      • VAST 3.0
      • DFP (Ad Rules)
      • Smart XML
      • DFP VMAP
    8. Enter the Ad Tag (server URL).
    9. Click Save.
    10. Copy the ID of your Ad Configuration, as you will need it later to configure your VOD asset.

    Configuring your VOD asset in Studio

    In this section, you will learn how to configure your VOD asset with the necessary settings to display SSAI in Brightcove Beacon.

    1. In Studio, go to the Media module.
    2. Click the video to which you want to add SSAI.
    3. Scroll down to the Custom Fields section.
    4. Click on the Edit button.
    5. Scroll down and locate the beacon.rights.0.adConfiguration field, then paste the ID of your previously created Ad Configuration.
    6. Keep scrolling down and in the beacon.rights.0.type field write AVOD to categorize this VOD as and Advertising VOD.
    7. Go to the bottom of the Custom Fields section and click the Save button.
    8. In the top menu, click Back to Videos.
    9. Click the checkbox for your video.
    10. Click the More button from the main menu.
    11. From the drop-down menu, select Add to Playlist.
    12. Select the playlist to which you want to add your video.
    13. Click the Add button.
    14. Once your VOD asset has been added to the playlist, go to the Brightcove Beacon platform.

    Configuring your VOD asset in Brightcove Beacon

    In this section you will learn how to configure your VOD with SSAI asset in Brightcove Beacon.

    1. In the Brightcove Beacon top menu, click the Playlists tab.
    2. Select your playlist to see the videos it contains.
    3. Check to be sure you can see all the VOD assets associated with that playlist in the left table of contents.
    4. In the Brightcove Beacon top menu, click in the Movies tab.
    5. Click on your VOD asset.
    6. Click the Rights & Scheduling tab.
    7. In the Rights Type menu, select Advertising - AVOD.
    8. In the Advertisement Configuration bottom menu, select your previously created Advertisement configuration.
    9. Click the Update Event button to save your changes.
    10. Click on the Tools (wrench) button in the upper right of the screen, then clear the cache.
    11. Open your Brightcove Beacon App and click in the Page tab on which your playlist was added. (All the event names and pictures on the image are for example purposes only).
    12. Click your VOD with SSAI asset you configured.
    13. Click the Play button and you should now be able to see your video play with ads.

    Page last updated on 15 Jun 2020