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joeflateau
Level 7

Ad Framework... not playing my ads?

I have DFP set up, and use the following code to request ads from it:


m.ad_iface = Roku_Ads()
url_transfer = CreateObject("roUrlTransfer")
custom_criteria = "sport=" + episode.sport_title.Replace("'", "") + "&category=" + episode.category_name + "&device=roku&device_category=ott"
m.ad_iface.setAdUrl("http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?sz=640x480&iu=" + m.dfp_ad_tag + "&impl=s&gdfp_req=1&env=vp&output=xml_vast3&unviewed_position_start=1&cust_params=" + url_transfer.Escape(custom_criteria) + "&correlator=ROKU_ADS_TIMESTAMP")
adPods = m.ad_iface.getAds()
print m.ad_iface.getAdUrl()
should_play_content = m.ad_iface.showAds(adPods)


If I curl that url, i get a valid vast3 response with my ad... but when I actually run the code, i get an ad that is not mine. It's a PBS promo... what's going on here?
Company: SIDEARM Sports
Apps: The American Digital Network, OVC Digital Network
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: Ad Framework... not playing my ads?

Sounds like it's playing a Roku ad. Have you called setAdPrefs() to set "useRokuAdsAsFallback" to false (by default, it'll failover to playing a Roku ad if the VAST doesn't return an ad). That'd be the first thing I'd try to see if it's failing for some reason.
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joeflateau
Level 7

Re: Ad Framework... not playing my ads?

Okay, that fixed the fallback, but i'm still not sure why my preroll isn't rolling.
Company: SIDEARM Sports
Apps: The American Digital Network, OVC Digital Network
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