Desktop Over The Page (OTP)

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Launching from a standard 300x250 Medium Rectangle or 970x250 Billboard*, the Desktop Over The Page (OTP) is a floating ad unit supporting a range of sizes. OTP must include a lights out dimming effect covering the background content, must minimise after 10 seconds, and is frequency capped to 2 impressions per user. An OTP (with the rectangle) can only be 3rd party served.
*Billboard offering via Sizmek only.



Third Party Served Specs

  • Accepted 3rd Parties: Sizmek, DoubleClick
  • Rectangle Dimensions: 300x250
  • Billboard Dimensions: 970x250 (Sizmek only)
  • OTP dimensions (any of following): 1030x600 / 685x325 / 500x500
  • Accepted Format: JPG/PNG/GIF/SVG & HTML5, CSS2-CSS3, Javascript, Mp4 (Video)
  • Max initial file size: 80kb (Image, HTML5, JS, CSS, Sprite sheets) + 70kb (Ad Verification Scripts) + 100kb (Cached/Approved Shared Libraries located here)
  • Max subload: 2mb
  • Max user-initiated animation/video/sound file size: 10mb
  • Animation Duration: 15 seconds (recommended) > 30 seconds max
  • Video Frame Rate: 24fps
  • SSL Requirements: All assets must be SSL compliant - securely served (https://)

Format Availability

Areas Approved to run Notes
Nine O&O homepages Yes
Nine O&O articles No
Nine O&O galleries No
MSN homepages No

Important Information

  • The use of third party monitoring or blocking must adhere to Nine's Brand Safety Policy.
  • All concepts/storyboards must be submitted at least 10 working days before the campaign live date.
  • Sound must be muted by default with a visible mute/unmute button.
  • A close button must be present for the duration of the OTP with minimum dimensions 50px x 20px and display the word "Close" and an X symbol. It should be in the top right hand corner and stand out from the ad unit.
  • OTP must be positioned at the centre of the page, flush underneath the site navigation bar, and must include a lights out dimming effect covering the background content.
  • Animation MUST take place in the subload of the ad. Looping is permitted after first animation has played through. For performance reasons, max 15 second animation is recommended, but up to 30 seconds is allowed. Keep in mind the OTP must minimise after 10 seconds, so animation longer than must be user-initiated.
  • The OTP must be frequency capped depending on the buyout period: 
    • Full day buyout- 2 impressions per user. Once between 00:00 and 11:59 (AM) and another between 12:00 and 23:59 (PM) - please provide 2 tags.
    • Half day buyout - Once per user.
    • Multi-day buyout - 2 impressions per user per lifetime. No more than one expansion within 24 hours.
  • All frequency capping must be implemented by the 3rd party vendor. 
  • A minimum of 70% opacity is allowed in the OTP area. Permission for full transparency can be obtained on a case by case basis. Please contact your sales rep with any mockups/storyboards.
  • All images and content are appropriate to the general audience nature of the page.
  • The ad cannot not alter the Nine Digital brand, or alters the page layout, navigation, design or content.
  • The ad cannot try to launch in a new browser window (pop up/pop under) or shake the browser window.
  • Minimise the CPU load for the user as much as possible - ads causing excessive load will be rejected.
  • All creatives are subject to Nine Digital approval we reserve the right to request changes for brand equity/user experience reasons. 

Acceptance Policy

    • Nine Digital may at its absolute discretion refuse to publish any advertisement on the Nine Digital network. 
    • Nine Digital reserves the right to reject / remove any rich media ad that does not meet its creative specifications, contravenes internal guidelines or adversely affects network website performance, other ad placements or user experience.
    • Nine Digital reserves the right to remove or request the removal / revision of any creative that is deemed unsuitable or in conflict with our content, audience, commercial objectives or IP, including (but not limited to) requesting the removal of any competitor branding from advertisements.

    Timelines & Delivery

    • All 3rd party creative should be delivered to Nine Digital via 3rd party ad serving tags.
    • All material must be delivered at least five (5) working days prior to campaign launch to ensure technical compatibility and internal concept approval. 
    • If creative is late an estimated % of impressions equivalent to the forecasted daily inventory level will be cancelled from the total impressions booked.
    • Reach out to the third party vendors listed above for full technical documentation, build guides etc.


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