Create a video ad serving template (VAST) ad schedule in Wowza Video

For client-side ad insertion, create a VAST ad schedule.

To create a VAST ad schedule:

  1. Select + New schedule.
  2. Select Video Ad Serving Template.
  3. Assign a descriptive name to the schedule like standard preroll, skippable preroll + overlay midroll, or pre, mid, and post-roll. The name should describe the schedule.
  4. Select either + Add pre-roll ad+ Add mid-roll ad, or + Add post-roll ad depending on when you want the ads to run. 
  5. From the dropdown, select the ad tag you intend to use, define the Type if two options are available, and Position if available, then click Create ad schedule.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5, as needed.

Note: Pre-roll is available to work with live streams. For videos, you can also add text/image overlays mid-roll. All ad schedule options work with videos (VOD).

If you choose the midroll position, you can define the relative time when the ad will display. This will typically be a text/image overlay tag if it is a non-linear ad and a mid-roll if it is a linear ad. You can also, especially for longer feature videos, add multiple mid-rolls. For example, you could add videos for 20%, 40%, 60%, and 80%. 

You can remove an unwanted tag from the schedule at any time, or, in the case of mid-rolls, edit the type and and position.

The new ad schedule will appear in your list of ad schedules. Next, attach the schedule to a player and save it. This ensures that ads display any time a video or live stream displays in this player.