HTML Package Ad Copy

An HTML Package ad copy allows you to schedule a self-contained HTML file that displays HTML5 content.

Broadsign stores the package’s extracted files on the local system. As a result, you do not have to worry about network issues, or latency, during content playback.

For general information about ad copies, see Ad Copies.

Note: As of Broadsign Core v11.1, we support Chromium version 51, branch 2704.
Note: If you are updating to Broadsign Core v11.1.0 from v10.3.0-v11.0.0, and use Chromium, you will need to create a new configuration profile for v11.1.0.

To add an HTML package ad copy, use one of the following methods:

    • Go to the Schedules ribbon and select the arrow on the “Ad Copy” icon. Then, from the drop-down menu, select HTML Package.

Add an HTML package ad copy from the Schedules ribbon

    • From the resource tabs on the left, select “Ad Copies”. Then, right-click anywhere in the work area. From the contextual menu, select New, then select HTML Package Content.

Add an HTML package ad copy from the contextual menu

By default, the Add HTML Package Wizard contains the following pages:

    • Welcome: Name the HTML package ad copy.
    • HTML Package Settings: Browse to locate and select the .zip file of your HTML package. Include the relative path to the root of the .zip archive.

The HTML Package Settings page of the Add HTML Package wizard


Sample directory structure:

package.zip
| - bin (folder)
| - src (folder)
| - img (folder)
| - logs (folder)
| - html (folder)
  - | - index.html
  - | - foo.html
  - | - bar.html


Sample path:

html/index.html
Note: Once the Broadsign player has extracted the files, you can access them on the local system and make changes as needed.

To edit an HTML package ad copy, use the same method used for standard ad copies. See Edit Ad Copy Properties.

After you have uploaded HTML package ad copies to your network, you can then move on to other basic steps: