How Do I Add Pay-Per-View Ads To My Videos with Dacast?


It is super easy! As long as you already have your ad network, and are on a paid account with Dacast, it is as easy as 1-2-3.

Simply enable the pay-per-view advertising feature on the engagement page of your VOD section, then once you have done so, just click on the New Ad button and it will help you generate a URL.

You just need to copy and paste the URL of your ad in your Dacast account and thats it.

This paywall section of your Dacast account gives you access to the main tools you need to monetize video content.

Some of the paywall functions include:

  • Access to your saved pay-per-view/subscriptions/promo codes presets (section Presets of your Paywall
  • Creation of price groups and promo codes (section Groups of your Paywall)
  • Access to your Pay Per Views and Subscriptions balance lines (section Transactions of your Paywall)
  • Access to your balance (section Withdrawals of your Paywall)
  • Customization of your paywall using paywall themes (section Theming of your Paywall)
  • Payment requests and managing your payment settings (sections Settings of your Paywall)

Types of Monetization Available with Dacast

There are three methods of monetization offered by Dacast: SVOD, TVOD, and AVOD.

SVOD is a subscription-based method that allows viewers to have unlimited access to a video library for as long as their subscription lasts. Subscriptions are typically weekly, monthly, or quarterly.

TVOD is most commonly known as pay-per-view. As the name suggests, viewers pay for what they want to watch.

AVOD refers to ad-based monetization. You have the option to serve ads on your content. Ads are funded by your advertisers, so rather than paying out of pocket, your viewers pay for the content with a minute or so of their time.

Check out this tutorial for more info.

If you have more questions relating to video monetization tools and the Dacast paywall, please check out our FAQs dedicated to Dacasts paywall

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Category: Video Monetization
Jose Guevara

Jose is a part of the Dacast Customer Onboarding team and started working with the company in 2016. He has vast experience in customer service/engagement and live streaming support.