Old 9th September 2017, 11:08   #1
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Issue with Ads 9th September 2017

Hi, Are everyone elses Ads playing OK?

Not had any aired on my station since yesterday evening and the stats are showing as zero listeners on the Radio Manager page.
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Old 9th September 2017, 14:34   #2
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still down
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Old 10th September 2017, 05:39   #3
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For what I've seen, there has been a 24-hr 'silence' on the ads.

Now they play fine on my end, seen them in the logs (grep populated).
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Old 11th September 2017, 13:47   #4
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Check your reports.. every month we find days with no ads running. Weekends usually have less ads playing.

The recent problem we're finding is the availability of ads to fill the 2 minute space created for ads. Shoutcast just doesn't have enough ads to fill those spaces. You'll hear at most two 30sec ads and then have a a full minute of their "elevator" music to fill in.. annoying

I really hope Shoutcast has a plan to address this. It doesn't make sense to require broadcasters to insert two 2 minute advert spaces every hour if they only have ad inventory to fill 1 minute

This observation is based on US listeners - it may be different for other countries.
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Old 11th September 2017, 22:42   #5
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At the moment I have a Fill-ratio of less than 5%

It was over 90% before 9th september when monetization stopped at all for about one day. And when monetization came back my fill ratio dropped down this much.

Is it the same for you?
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Old 16th September 2017, 05:12   #6
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My fill ratio is 45 low, 95 high, averaging at 77%. It also depends on the country your listeners are from. USA endpoints get a lot more allocations (and populated groups) than any other country.

To be honest, the exact formula for ads placement escapes my understanding, so after testing different strategies, scheduling them every 15 minutes (4 'Tanda' spaces per hour), ensured a balance between monetization and program/music disruption. Works OK for me.

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