The Mac Observer

Skip navigational links

You're viewing an article in TMO's historic archive vault. Here, we've preserved the comments and how the site looked along with the article. Use this link to view the article on our current site:
YouTube Launches In-video Ad Program

YouTube Launches In-video Ad Program

by , 9:20 AM EDT, August 22nd, 2007

YouTube entered the commercial age on Wednesday by adding in-video advertisements to some of the offerings on its Web site. Instead of the lead-in videos that other sites use, however, YouTube will offer semi-transparent overlays that appear at the bottom of videos, according to MediaPost.

The overlays will fill the bottom 20 percent of the video player window, and will appear for about ten seconds after a video begins playing. Users can click the overlays to see full ads, and will be returned to the original video they were watching once the ad finishes running. If users don't click the ads, they fade away.

The ads won't appear on all videos, but they will be available for both commercial and user-generated content.

Recent Headlines - Updated October 20th

Mon,9:02 AM
Dropbox Releases iOS Update 3.5, Includes Touch ID
Sun,11:54 AM
MGG 524: Cool Stuff Found & Yosemite Notes
Sat,10:30 AM
3 More Tips for Making Better Slide Show Presentations in Apple’s Keynote
Fri,5:50 PM
Eek! How Did I Ever Live With an iPhone 5s?
5:15 PM
Apple Posts Full Video for October Media Event
4:15 PM
Sales Prospects for Apple’s iPad Air 2 Look Good
3:12 PM
The Dream Desk Giveaway
2:17 PM
An Ode To Chairman Honeycrisp
2:00 PM
Seidio Tetra for iPhone 6: a Rigid, Gorgeous Metal Bumper Case
1:43 PM
TMO Daily Observations: 2014-10-17
1:32 PM
GigSky Is Apple SIM For Everyone
11:20 AM
Apple’s New iPad Air 2 Available for Online Order
  • __________
  • Buy Stuff, Support TMO!
  • Podcast: Mac Geek Gab
  • Podcast: Apple Weekly Report
  • TMO on Twitter!