Connect to a content source

Video features might not be enabled for your network. To learn more, contact your account manager.

To target ads to video content, the first step is to set up a content source in DFP.

Video content must be "active" in your content management system in order to sync with DFP. Inactive content isn't included in the sync.

  1. Make sure you meet these conditions before trying to connect to a content source.

  2. On the Video tab, select Sources.

  3. Click New source.

  4. Enter a Source name. The name is for your own internal use and doesn't appear elsewhere.

  5. Select a source Type from the drop-down menu. Source types currently include YouTube, Brightcove, Ooyala, and MRSS feed.

  6. Enter your credentials for the content source. DFP requires your credentials in order to sync with the content source and ingest content metadata.
    • Brightcove: API token

    • Ooyala: API key and API secret

    • YouTube (if available for your network): username

    • MRSS feed: URL (required) points to a feed of all videos, and delta URL (optional) points to a feed of recently updated or added videos.

  7. Click Connect.
  8. The next screen shows up to 25 videos as a sample of the content from the source you selected. Verify that the list contains the correct videos, then click Continue.

If it takes a moment for your content to load, you can navigate away from the sources page. Return any time to check the status of your content.

If the content ingestion is successful, the next screen allows you to map your content metadata to DFP targeting criteria. Learn more about mapping.

Repeat the steps above for any additional sources.

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