2017-08-31 Release

New Insertion Policy UI and API functionality to target insertion policies against tags.

Note: Please contact your Account Manager if you want to use the new Insertion Policy functionality.

New Insertion Policy Functionality Available in Pulse UI

Previously, you had to configure a unique insertion policy for each combination of category, device container, and content play length, which allowed for no flexibility and could result in many duplicate insertion policies. Any changes you wanted to make had to be separately entered for each combination.

Now, you can create an insertion policy and target it against tags, which are not necessarily tied to your category tree (for example, you can target a user group), so that it can be used on any content and override the default category based ad insertion policy. The new functionality provides a simple way to overview and manage your insertion policies and reduces the amount of insertion policies you need to configure across your category tree.
  • The tags specified in the insertion policy need to match at least one tag coming in the ad request to Pulse.
  • You can rank the tag based insertion policies, so when more than one insertion policy matches the tag targeting coming in the ad request, then the insertion policy with the highest rank gets selected.
  • If there are no matching tags, the old category based ad insertion policy acts as the default.

To access Insertion Policies in the Pulse UI, select Settings - Insertion Policy from the menu bar:

Insertion policy access

By default, you can create up to 50 insertion policies for your Pulse account and up to 20 tags per one insertion policy. Contact your Account Manager if you need to change these values.

Note: Insertion policies without any specified tags are currently not taken into consideration by the Pulse Distribution Engine.

New Insertion Policy API

New REST API endpoints are available to interact with Ooyala Pulse. The Share API provides you with endpoints to manipulate your category settings, but it did not have endpoints for manipulating insertion policies. The new REST API, called the Insertion Policy API, complements the new Insertion Policy functionality in the Pulse UI and enables you to:
  • retrieve an insertion policy template,
  • create and update insertion policies,
  • update the rank of an insertion policy,
  • and get information about insertion policies.
Note: Insertion policies without any specified tags are currently not taken into consideration by the Pulse Distribution Engine.

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