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MSN & Games Mobile Browser Pre-Roll

Description: 

Short form online advertising targeted to relevant cotent channels and/or audience groups. The companion banner provides extra brand promotion. Pre-roll video plays prior to video content, companion banner is along right side of player.

Pre-Roll Best Uses: converted TV spots or short form advertising on the web targeted to relevant content channels, desired audience groups, etc.

Companion Banner Best Uses: branding extension with pre-roll video (300x250 and 300x60)

  • Companion Banner format: PNG or JPG
Spec Classification: 
In-Stream/Video
Spec Placement: 
Microsoft
Total File Size: 
Video: 75MB; Companion Banner: 40KB
Max Video File Weight: 
75MB
Video Aspect Ratio: 
16:9
Video File Type: 
Third-party pre-roll formats: MP4/H.264; First-party pre-roll formats: MP4/H.264 (preferred), WMV, MOV, MPG, MPEG and MP4 supported
Video Time Restrictions/Length: 
Video duration 30 sec max
Video Frames per Second: 
29.97fps (NTSC) 25fps (Pal)
Third Party Tracking: 
Accepted
Submission Guidelines: 
Key Creative Guidelines: 

Vast 2.0 

Third-party pre-roll formats:

  • Required Rendition Frame Size & Bit Rate: Mobile HD 1024x576 @ 1500kbps or Mobile SD 320x180@ 450kbps
  • Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 29.97fps (NTSC) 25fps (Pal)
  • Field Order: None, progressive scan only
  • Audio Format/Codec: MP3, MP4, AAC supported
  • Audio Bit Rate: 196 kbps recommended
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Bus Mode: Stereo

First-party pre-roll formats:

  • Required Rendition Frame Size & Bit Rate: HD 1280x720 @ 3000kbps 
  • Ratio: 16:9
  • Frame Rate: 29.97fps (NTSC) 25fps (Pal)
  • Field Order: None, progressive scan only
  • Audio Format/Codec: MP3, MP4, AAC supported
  • Audio Bit Rate: 196 kbps recommended
  • Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
  • Bus Mode: Stereo
Supported Countries: 
CA
ES
JP
US