Monetize your content

Make money with Define Media's GiGaSoft platform and the TellYourStory network
You own the rights to all content you upload and store on the GiGaSoft platform. Define Media does not attach adverts directly to your videos or take any commissions or receive any of your viewer payment transactions that are completed via our platform and players. You use your own merchant account for Credit/Debit card payments, bank transfer or other checkout services to capitalise on your existing payment systems without major development and implementation costs.

In-video calls to action for e-Commerce
Engage your viewers and make your videos interactive without leaving the video player and convert viewers to customers by applying conditional in-video ‘call to action’ forms and button components at ‘pause’, ‘replay’, ‘mid-roll’ or ‘post-roll’. 

Pay-Per-View (PPV/PPD)

Pay-per-view (PPV) or Pay-per-download (PPD)
Our pay-per-view monetization system is completely self-serviced with customisable features to create revenue generating premium content using multiple pricing rates. The system is flexible and ready to monetize both your live broadcasts and on-demand content. You are in full control of the pricing scheme for your content and for how long to charge. All orders are administered within the players whilst transactions are managed by you through your merchant account.

Direct feeds to subscribers

Monetize your content using direct feeds
Sell your content and send direct feeds or distribute to specific user accounts or sector groups. Exchange video feeds between accounts and charge recipients for your content or charge distributors for publishing their videos on your sites. Your feed recipients or partners may embed or add your video feeds to their playlists, but they cannot resell, share or distribute your content with their own partners. Video on-demand, live broadcasts and webcasts together with accompanying documents can be combined within the same playlists, enabling you to turn entire libraries of content into subscription channels that viewers can access through a single point of purchase and transaction.

Subscription RSS and RSS Ads

Monetize your playlists content via subscription RSS feeds and RSS feed adverts
Whenever you create the embedded playlist channel applets for your website, our system provides the option for you simply to tick a box and notify our integrated RSS feed creator to produce a unique RSS feed URL for your channel. This gives you total control in deciding which of your videos are to be monetized and which playlists you want included to avoid publishing private or premium content to a public RSS feed. 

Subscription RSS or contextual adverts
RSS feeds enable publishers to syndicate data automatically. Contextual adverts relating to the playlist content and the RSS feed channel will achieve a higher rate of success, therefore, keep your playlist content relevant and up to date. Consider giving your viewers a choice between subscription RSS with an option to pay for the feed ad-free and viewing adverts within in the RSS feed. Knowing your audience will help determine the most effective model for you to monetize your playlists content from the channel RSS feed.

VAST/VPAID & HTML5 mobile Ads

Integrated VAST/VPAID Standard plus HTML5 Mobile Advertising
Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) latest standards - VAST3 and VMAP1. GiGaSoft platform and media player is ready for your Ads, providing a comprehensive integrated advertising solution with support for virtually all Ad Servers and Ad Networks on the market. You have the ultimate freedom and flexibility to partner with any provider to source ad tags from universal Ad serving networks across Flash and HTML5 environments. All you need is simply to supply the VAST/VPAID tags to start serving video adverts. We support a large variety of ad units including: mobile pre-roll, linear pre-, mid- & post- roll video ads; interactive VPAID ads and companion ads on desktops, smartphones and tablets. 

Integration with Google IMA

Google Interactive Media Ads (IMA) - integration with DoubleClick and AdSense
GiGaSoft media player integration with Google Interactive Media Ads (IMA) means you can serve DoubleClick in-stream ads in your players in either Flash or HTML5. Google IMA empowers your marketing with DART (Dynamic Advertising Reporting & Targeting) to better execute the most complex advertising campaigns and generate greater impact and brand awareness. Linear pre-, mid- and post-roll videos (e.g. TrueView), non-linear text overlays (and other AdSense formats), and HTML companions served up by Google will boost audience viewing experience and boost your ad revenues.

Ads Integration

Supported Ad Clients

GiGaSoft media player has built-in support for the two leading video ad frameworks: VAST/VPAID and Google IMA.  VAST/VPAID are Ads served by a VAST-compliant video ad server (VAST 3.0 and Mobile Ads). This is the default and most widely used method. Google IMA ads are in-video ads served by Google's Dart For Publishers (DFP), supported through the Interactive Media Ads (IMA) SDK version 3.

  • The player supports a large number of ad servers and networks - any server producing VAST will work.  For IMA, both DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP) and the Google AdSense network are supported. Static VAST XML tag setup allows you to run video ads without using an adserver.   
  • For HTML5 advertising, ad servers must support Cross-Domain File Loading through a CORS header. This refers to security restrictions associated with the Adobe Flash plugin and JavaScript in HTML5 browsers/devices. You need to check that your ad server supports this in order to serve ads to mobile devices.

 

Ad Client and Description

 

VAST/VPAID:  Ads served by a VAST-compliant video ad server. For a sampling of these servers, please see the Supported Ad Servers section below. This is the default and most widely used method. It is worth noting that VPAID 1 ads are currently only supported via the use of Adobe's Flash plugin (not supported in latest versions). VPAID 2 ads will only work when the player is rendering in HTML5 mode.

 

Google IMA:  Google's Interactive Media Ads (IMA) SDK version 3 provides support for serving ads via Google's proprietary platforms along with other third-party ad servers.

 

VMAP: VAST or Google IMA Ads served by a VAST-compliant video ad server can be scheduled throughout video playback in a VMAP tag. See Scheduling Ads with VMAP.

 

Freewheel:  FreeWheel's HTML5 Ad Manager SDK provides support for serving ads via FreeWheel's proprietary ad server via configuration in their MRM Platform. Serving ads via FreeWheel requires an existing relationship with FreeWheel and is largely separate in implementation from VAST/IMA.

 


Supported Ad Creatives

Format 

HTML5 Mode

Linear   MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID(JS), MP3, AAC, HLS
Skippable Linear   MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS),MP3, AAC, HLS
Ad Pods   MP4, MOV, WEBM, VPAID (JS) MP3, AAC
Non-linear   VPAID (JS), GIF, JPG, PNG
Companions   GIF, JPG, PNG, HTML, IFRAME




Different options can be implemented including:
Pre-roll, non-linear banner image overlay, companion ads, ad break schedules (placing ads in specific points of the video timeline), arrays (playing more than one video advert in a pre-roll or ad break, for example, play 2 video ads at offset: x), setup for skipping ads, click-through URL (when watching the ad, viewer can click on the player or banner to go to a specified website), running static adverts without using an ad server, using more than one different ad servers (called  waterfalling), if one tag has no ads, look in the next tag and so on, ad message (adding a message such as: ‘Sponsor message or  video starts in 00:00’), tracking Ad impressions, clicks, etc.

  • The player supports a non-linear method of displaying ad banners as an overlay on video content. This means that advertisements can appear in-line without disrupting playback.
  • Ad Skipping (using the skipoffset in VAST 3.0 tag) allows you to set an amount of time viewers can watch an advert before being allowed to skip it. When this skip offset is configured, a countdown will appear in the player and become active when the time has passed. This skip cancels the ad playback and does not fire any ad complete trackers.
  • Ad Scheduling enables you to place ads at specific points in your main video timeline.  The schedule block contains one or more ad breaks. Each ad break specifies a point on the timeline of the main content at which an ad must be inserted.
  • Ad Tag Waterfalling (VAST supported) – Since many advertising tags do not have a 100% fill rate, a technique known as "waterfalling" is typically used in order to maximize revenue. Once the player detects that an ad is not returned in a given VAST tag, it cascades to another tag and attempts to play a different ad from that tag. This process will essentially go down a list and try multiple ad tags until an ad response is returned. If no ad is returned from any of the listed tags, main video content playback with begin. Setting up a waterfall in the player configuration is accomplished by providing the player with an array of ads instead of a single ad. The array can be used anywhere where a tag is set.

 


Supported Ad Servers
Here are some of the supported ad servers that work with our GiGaSoft multi-format media player.

As with all cross-origin files, Cross-Domain File Loading must be taken into account for both Flash and HTML5 (CORS). Make sure to check this if you intend to serve ads between domains.

For IMA, DoubleClick for Publishers (DFP), Ad Exchange for Video, the AdSense for Video (AFV) network, along with third-party ad servers are supported. See the IMA SDK Documentation for more info.

For FreeWheel, only FreeWheel's proprietary ad server is supported.

24/7 Real Media
Adman
Adap.tv
AerServ
Adrise
AdTech
AdForm
AdJuggler
AdoTube
Brightroll
DoubleClick
Emediate
Eyewonder
Innovid
Lightningcast
LiveRail
MediaMind
Microsoft
Mov.ad
Oasis

OpenX
Smart Ad Server
Smartclip
SpotXchange
TidalTV
Telemetry
VideoPlaza
YuMe
Zedo
Zoomin.in