1 NEWS NOW specs and deadlines

General Info & Deadlines

If requested creative materials do not meet the specifications expressed below, TVNZ will be unable to commence the campaign (Applicable for all advertising).

All HTML5 creative is to be 3rd party hosted with an adserving tag provided.

All video creative must be no louder than -18LKFS.

Standard advertising units must be received no later than 3 working days prior to the commencement of the campaign. All Rich Media Advertising (Floating Layers and Expanding Banners etc) must be approved at least 10 working days prior to commencement of the campaign, with creative received no later than 5 working days prior to campaign commencement. Note: Please contact your Account Manager for other accepted data formats.

All creative specifications are based off the IAB standards which can be viewed Here

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Medium Rectangle

  • Creative Dimensions: 300x250 px
  • File Format: GIF/JPG/PNG or 3rd Party Hosted HTML5
  • Max Initial File Load Size: 200kb
  • Sound: Audio must be user activated
  • Clickable: Yes
  • Expandable: No
  • Third party hosting must use https:// secure URLs
  • Location: Desktop & Tablet, mobile site story pages

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Half Page Ad

  • Creative Dimensions: 300x600 px
  • File Format: GIF/JPG/PNG or 3rd Party Hosted HTML5
  • Max Initial File Load Size: 200kb
  • Sound: Audio must be user activated
  • Clickable: Yes
  • Expandable: No
  • Third party hosting must use https:// secure URLs
  • Location: Right column of Desktop Home & Section pages below Popular Column. Within Story pages, but not the first ad on the page or in the right column.

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Desktop Home Page Billboard

  • Creative Dimensions: 970x250 px
  • File Format: GIF/JPG/PNG or 3rd Party Hosted HTML5
  • Max Initial File Load Size: 200kb
  • Sound: Audio must be user activated
  • Clickable: Yes
  • Expandable: No
  • Third party hosting must use https:// secure URLs
  • Location: 1 NEWS NOW Desktop Home Page

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Mobile Banner

  • Creative Dimensions: 320x50 px
  • Max Initial File Load Size: 100kb
  • File Format: GIF/JPG/PNG or 3rd Party Hosted HTML5
  • Sound: Not Allowed for this unit.
  • Clickable: Yes
  • Expandable: Optional, supports MRAID

Locations:

  • 1 NEWS NOW Mobile Site home and section pages
  • 1 NEWS NOW iPhone Application
  • 1 NEWS NOW Android Application

IAB Standard 320x50 Mobile banners are also accepted.

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Story Stream Ad

  • Text Limit: 35 characters
  • On Device Dimensions: 252x100 px. 
  • Image Dimensions: 100x100 px.
  • Max Image Size: 50k
  • File Format: GIF/JPG/PNG
  • Sound: Not allowed for this unit
  • Clickable: Yes
  • Expandable:Not allowed for this unit
  • Locations: 1 NEWS NOW Desktop site, right column on story pages

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Click-through Tagstop

An active linking URL, not exceeding 128 characters, must be provided with all creatives. Click-through URLs must not contain spaces or the ‘&’ character.

Banner ads must have the following clickTAG ActionScript 2 on a transparent button that covers the entire banner.

clickTAG ActionScript 2

on (release) {
getURL(_level0.clickTAG, ‘_blank’);
}
Multiple Click-throughs
Multiple click throughs to different URLs in a single ad,
need buttons for each item with click TAGS shown below:
on (release){
getURL(_level0.clickTAG, “_blank”);
}
Scripting for ads with multiple click TAGS
BUTTON ONE:
on (release){
getURL(_level0.clickTAG1, “_blank”);
}
BUTTON TWO:
on (release){
getURL(_level0.clickTAG2, “_blank”);
}

 

Note: Continue in the same format for further buttons. Please do not use the word ‘clickTAG’ (in upper or lower case or a combination of the two) as a layer name in a flash file. For ActionScript 3 implementation please contact us before building the creative.

News Videotop

  • News Video runs accross Desktop, Mobile, iOS and Android Mobile applications.
  • Videos can be a maximum of 15 seconds and a clickthrough URL must be provided. 
  • All video ads need approval from the Commercial Approvals Bureau; more information can be found on their website.
  • 3rd party served video must have at least one mp4 file of approximately 700kbs included.

Assets must be 3rd party hosted and have an adserving tag provided or dispatched via Adstream, Dubsat, or eBus, and a key number is required for us to retrieve the file. If you don’t have an existing account with any of the above, we can put you in touch with the appropriate contact. The audio level on Video ads across all TVNZ platforms must be -24 LKFS, i.e. Loudness compliant. 

Rich Media Adstop

Video Rectangle

  • A rectangle unit containing video must be hosted and polite loaded by a third party ad server, e.g. Eyeblaster or DoubleClick Motif etc. 
  • The Play/Stop and mute/un-mute controls must be built in.
  • The sound must be user initiated unless the video playback is triggered by the user
  • The original HTML5 file size must be no more than 200kb and the maximum file size for video is 1.5Mb. Please talk to us if you need to exceed this limit for your creative execution.

Floating Layers

The floating layer can appear over our lead image as long as the site loads first allowing the user to have a glimpse of the lead story. It may not float over other advertising campaigns.

  • Duration: Maximum 15 seconds.
  • Sound: Sound should only play while the mouse cursor is over the Floating Layer, or by user click activation.
  • Frequency Cap: To display once per unique user per day.
  • Close Button: Floating Layers must have a clearly visible click to close button, e.g. [Close X] 
  • File Size: File sizes that exceed the standard 200k file size limit, must “polite load” through a rich media adserving solution provider.

Expanding Rectangle

File sizes that exceed the standard 40k file size limit, must “polite load” through a rich media adserving solution provider. 

  • Dimensions: On expansion, approximately 500 x 250 pixels with expansion to the left. 
  • Image Display: The expansion must be initiated by user mouse over. The expanding element must close automatically once the user scrolls off. 
  • Sound: Must be user initiated by a click.
  • Close Button: Floating Layers must have a clearly visible close button, e.g. [Close X]

For additional information on polite loading file sizes and cost contact your Rich Media Solution Provider eg: Eyeblaster, Facilitate.

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