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 is not included in the sync.

Before you connect to a content source

Before you connect to a content source, make sure you've followed the steps detailed below.

  • Ensure that each content partner in your MRSS feed has been created and is active. Learn more
  • Within the MRSS feed, ensure that each piece of content that should have an owner has the following: <dfpvideo:owner name=”ContentPartnerName”/>, where ContentPartnerName is the verbatim name of the partner from the DFP UI.
  • When the source is connected, make sure that Source: Owner is mapped to all of the DFP key-values: ContentPartnerName.

Every response to the MRSS feed request must have a valid content-type set in order for DFP Video to accept the feed.

To connect to a content source:

  1. Sign in to DoubleClick for Publishers.
  2. Click Video and then Content sources and then New source.
  3. Enter a source name. This name is for your own internal use and does not appear externally.
  4. Select the content source Type.
  5. Enter your credentials for the selected type:

    DFP requires your credentials in order to sync with the content source and ingest content metadata.

  6. Select your sync rule, which determines how often DFP performs a sync with your content source:
    • Automatic: Refresh all content once every 24 hours, and refresh the newest content in the feed every few minutes for content that has a <lastModifiedDate> later than the time of the previous new content sync.
    • Manual: Refresh only when "Sync" is clicked from your content sources. Learn more
  7. Click Save.
  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 how to manage content metadata.

Repeat the steps above for any additional sources.

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