Configuring Ad Skipping

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You can set an amount of time that you want your viewers to watch an ad before being allowed to skip it. When this skip offset is configured, a countdown will appear in the player and the 'skip' button will become active when the time has passed. This skip cancels the ad playback and does not fire any ad complete trackers.

PLEASE NOTE: that this option is configurable for VAST and FreeWheel only and not Google IMA.

Ad skipping can be set using the dashboard's Ad Schedules feature.

ad schedule skip settings

When Using Ad Schedules

To specify skip settings in an ad schedule, navigate to the ad break you'd like to edit.

Underneath the ad waterfall settings, you'll see options for turning skipping "on", as well as for specifying the number of seconds you'd like your viewers to wait before they can skip the ad.

To ensure changes are applied to your schedule (and propagate to already-embedded (live) schedules, be sure to save your schedule.


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