Hi all - I am integrating some preroll into our direct publisher feed, and I'm only seeing one of our ads show up every 6 videos or so. Is there any way to adjust that frequency? I'm also seeing some Roku-filled ads, which doesn't make sense because our ad server will always return something.
I don't think you can mandate the frequency or volume, as it's likely just due to unsold inventory. Even network TV & cable has it on occasion, they just fill it with 'free' or 'added value' spots, or PSA's. But I think it just means the ad buyers are only willing to pay a limited amount per day, and the ad servers spread it out to not go over.
As for the Roku ads, I'll check this weekend but I thought I saw something in T&C somewhere saying something about if you use your own ad server you authorize Roku to fill 20% of inventory or something. Don't quote me on that, but I thought I read that somewhere.
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