Advertising Support

CBSSports.com College Network sites use DART for Publishers (DFP) for all of their ad serving needs. DFP is a comprehensive hosted ad serving platform that is the leader in the industry. Our ad operations staff has ten years experience managing both small locally-targeted ad campaings as well as large national campaigns including accounts such as Coca Cola, Disney, Microsoft, Wendys and Mercedes.

CBSSports.com College Network Online Ad Specs

Click Thru URL and Alternative Text
A linking URL (click thru) must be submitted for each ad creative. Alternative text is optional (45 character limit).

Animation
All standard placements, with the exception of the Sponsor Ad, may be animated with no looping restrictions. Sponsor Ads should be static.

Flash Instructions
Advertiser must provide both Flash and .gif versions of creative that is subject to CBSSports.com College Network creative approval.

CBSSports.com College Network will implement a plug-in sniffer script - users without the Flash plug-in will be served the advertiser provided .gif alternate.

Click Thru with Flash
To track when a user clicks within a flash, a ClickTag variable MUST be embedded in the .fla file. please follow the example and instruction below.

http://www.macromedia.com/resources/richmedia/tracking/

Add an invisible button making the entire area of the banners clickable. Attach the following object action to the button:

on (release) {
getURL (_level0.clickTAG, "_blank");
}

Example: Adding a clickTAG to ActionScript 2.0

Create a button on your Flash movile and use getURL () to specify the clickTAG:

on (release) {
getURL (_level0.clickTAG, "_blank");
}

Example: Adding a clickTAG to ActionScript 3.0

If you use the example below, change 'Link_1' to the instance name of your clickTAG button

Link_1.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, function(event: MouseEvent): void {
var sURL: String;
if ((sURL = root.loaderInfo.parameters.clickTAG)) {
navigateToURL(new URLRequest(sURL), "_blank");
}
}
)

Pushdown Ad
-Please right-click and select "Save Target As" or "Save Link As" to download this zipped Flash template file: CBSSports.com College Network Pushdown Ad Flash Template
-970x66 collapsed, 970x418 expanded
-Max file size 60k
-Must be a single .swf file plus a 970x66 .jpg or .gif backup for operating systems that do not support Flash
-Click URL
-Fonts and .fla file required for any troubleshooting if .swf is not coded properly
-Flash background should not be transparent
-For sites with 970x66 top ad placement where the pushdown will run, instead of a single .swf file please provide two .swf files, one 970x66 and one 970x418, in order for a pushdown on mouseover to be built. Please be sure the clickTAG variable is coded per Flash specs.
-For sites with a 970x66 top ad placement where the pushdown will run where an auto expanding or on click pushdown is desired, please provide one base 970x66 .gif or .jpg file, one base 970x66 .swf file, one auto expand 970x418 .swf file or one user expand 970x418 .swf file. The .swf file assets must contain actionscript to expand and collapse the ad. Example:

import flash.external.ExternalInterface;

var objKey:String = root.loaderInfo.parameters.objKey;
expandBtn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, function():void{
ExternalInterface.call("cbsiPushdownV3", objKey);
});

actionscript to collapse the ad:
import flash.external.ExternalInterface;

var objKey:String = root.loaderInfo.parameters.objKey;
expandBtn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, function():void{
ExternalInterface.call("cbsiPushupV3", objKey);
});

The .swf files should also use clickTAG for clickthrough url.
Example:
var clickTAG:String = root.loaderInfo.parameters.clickTAG;
exitBtn.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, function():void{
if(clickTAG.substr(0,5)=="http:"){
navigateToURL(new URLRequest(clickTAG), "_blank");
}
});

Notes:
In the latest version of the Flash developer tool, Flash CS 5.5, Flash 10.2 is the default SWF file type. Make sure that your developer saves files as Flash 10.1 or lower, not the default Flash 10.2.

  • Flash version 10 or below
  • Expand and collapse states for takeovers should be contained within the single .swf file
  • Additional timers should not be added to the flash file
  • No pushdown animation is required
  • Actionscript version - 1, 2 or 3

THIRD PARTY AD TAGS
DART for Advertisers (DFA): Please provide internal redirect tags
All Others: Please provide javascript version of tags as opposed to iframes

RICH MEDIA
CBSSports.com College Network accepts several types of rich media, including Unicast, Enliven, Point.Roll, and Eyeblaster technologies. All rich media must be tested and approved by CBSSports.com College Network before the start of a campaign.

General Guidelines for Rich Media

  • Ads must launch a new browser window when clicked
  • All banners with audio, pulldown menus or video streaming must be user initiated
  • All ads are subject to CBSSports.com College Network approval

TRAFFIC INSTRUCTIONS
Standard file formats are subject to a 48 hour turnaround time, pending successful testing. All rich media banner materials must be received at least five business days prior to the start date for testing, approval and implementation.

Standard Ad Placements

Ad TypeDimensionsFile SizeFile Type
Leaderboard728x9040K.gif, .jpg, .swf
Super Leader970x6640K.gif, .jpg, .swf
Skyscraper160x60040K.gif, .jpg, .swf
Story Ad300x25040K.gif, .jpg, .swf
Popups300x25040K.gif, .jpg
Pushdown970x66, 970x41860K.swf
Interstitial640x48050KFlash:

1. Can be Third Party Rich Media tag (Please reference Click Thru with Flash instructions and Rich Media accepted types. Instruct your tag provider that the unit needs to be built as an interstitial with all appropriate functionality.)

2. Or can be a SWF Flash file just like a regular flash ad banner: (Please reference Click Thru with Flash instructions and Rich Media accepted types) Static backup graphic required : JPEG, GIF, or PNG Optional "Close X" button to appear in upper right corner of the ad: static jpeg, gif, or png file approximately 30x30 pixels and 5K.

Preroll Video640x36050MB max .mov file
1280x720 resolution
Bit rate of at least 10 mb per second

If VAST tag:
file should be in .mp4 format with max bit rate of 1000kb
and weight no larger than 3mb per 30 seconds.

Preroll Companion 300x6040k.jpg, .gif or .swf
Postroll Video640x36050MB max.mov file
24 or 30 frames per second
Compress with a H264 codec
50MB max
Half Page300x60040kgif, jpg, .swf
iPad Apps1024x66
180x150
15k MaxGraphic formats supported: .gif, .jpg, .png
Third party pixel trackers are supported.
Javascript tags are supported.
iPhone Apps320x5015k MaxGraphic formats supported: .gif, .jpg, .png
Third party pixel trackers are supported.
Javascript tags are supported.
Android Apps320x5015k MaxGraphic formats supported: .gif, .jpg, .png
Third party pixel trackers are supported.
Javascript tags are supported.
Mobile Web320x5015k MaxGraphic formats supported: .gif, .jpg, .png
Third party pixel trackers are supported.
Javascript tags are supported.
Mobile Web300x25040k MaxGraphic formats supported: .gif, .jpg, .png
Third party pixel trackers are supported.
Javascript tags are supported.
Mobile Web70x4215k MaxExclusive sponsor placement.
Graphic formats supported: .gif, .jpg, .png
Third party pixel trackers are supported.
Javascript tags are supported.
Skin1600x1000 with
the inner area
for site content
being 1000 pixels wide
75k max Graphic formats supported: .jpg or .gif