IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS

NEW DESTINATIONS

Stadia Media is now displaying advertisements in stunning HD on their huge screens. Your content will now look beautiful and crisp from any seat.

Trackside NZ are also joining the ranks providing full HD capability for TVCs. Adstream are proud to announce Trackside NZ HD as one of our latest HD destinations.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

DESTINATION NAME CHANGE

Colonial Shopping Centres has rebranded and now go by the name of Novion Property Group.
This destination group still includes the following Centres:
• Chadstone Shopping Center
• Chatswood Chase
• Myer Centre Brisbane

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

TV BROADCAST DEADLINES FOR CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR

Please download the deadlines for material running over the Christmas and New Year period below –

Click here for AU & NZ TV Deadlines
Click here for Radio Deadlines
Click here for Cinema Deadlines
Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

STVDIO / WORLD MOVIES CHANGES

The World Movies Channel on Foxtel will be accepting HD TVC deliveries on November 3.

To accommodate this change we need to split apart the destination: STVDIO / World Movies. SBS has also requested this change to be able to apply a unique House ID to materials sent to STUDIO or WORLD MOVIES HD/SD. STVDIO has been rebranded to STUDIO.

There will be 3 channels including revised rates:
WORLD MOVIES HD – HD Rates $150
WORLD MOVIES – Release Dub – $50 (30% saving)
STUDIO – Release Dub – $50 (30% saving)

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

REGULATORY DESTINATIONS CHANGES

CAD/FACTS has been re-named FreeTV CAD, as FACTS no longer exists.
Clients can send their HD master for delivery to Regulatory bodies at the SD price and without the need for a downconversion.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

NEW ZEALAND LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND BROADCAST DEADLINES

The New Zealand Labour Day public holiday is on October 27, which means we need to receive your TV material a little earlier.

To view the deadlines, please click here

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

AUSTRALIA LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND BROADCAST DEADLINES

The Australia Labour Day public holiday (NSW, QLD, ACT & SA only) is on October 6, which means we need to receive your TV, Radio and Cinema material a little earlier.

To view the deadlines for Australia, please click here
To view the deadlines for New Zealand, please click here

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries.

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

ADVERTISE IN WESTFIELD SHOPPING CENTRES

We’re thrilled to announce our new destinations with Scentre Group BrandSpace, owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand.

We are now enabling your latest campaign to be screened across their shopping centres. This presents an unbeatable opportunity for clients wishing to reach Australia’s retail heartland; its media offering is national and diverse ranging from magazines to large format digital signage, connecting with shoppers while they shop.

Sending your latest video ads couldn’t be easier – Adstream ensures your ads meet BrandSpaces’s technical specifications before running them in your chosen centres.

To deliver your content to BrandSpace, simply log into the Adstream site, pick your preferred destinations and we’ll take care of the rest.
This new destination will be available from Monday 25 August.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns or queries.

+ Sydney: sydproduction@adstream.com.au
+ Melbourne: csmelb@adstream.com.au

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)

QUICKPRINT UPGRADE NOW AVAILABLE

Adstream is pleased to announce the long awaited Quickprint upgrade.

The hero of this release is the Fetch Publisher Booking Data functionality. We’ve introduced this new innovative feature that will deliver accuracy and efficiencies through its unique publisher booking data auto-population.

Currently operational with Fairfax Media Limited AU publications you simply choose the publication, enter the booking ID and the rest of the booked data auto-populates the Quickprint fields.

To watch the demonstration video please, click here.

Quickprint 5.6.1 supports:

• Adobe Creative Cloud 2014
• Quark 10
• Windows 8
• OS X Mavericks

This upgrade also hosts a load of improvements in:

• Transparency flattening
• Font outlining
• Proofing and proxy notation

To access Adstream’s latest Quickprint upgrade, click here, then enter your site code details and password to authenticate Quickprint.

Please be sure to read the system requirements before attempting to install this upgrade.

If you have any enquiries please email our Print Support team at:
Australia – support@quickcut.com.au
New Zealand – support@adstream.co.nz

SCHEDULED ADSTREAM OUTAGE

Adstream is planning a system upgrade next Friday 18 July from 11pm AEST until 5pm AEST Saturday 19 July. During this time we will be completely offline.

If you have media booked for Saturday 19th, Sunday 20th or Monday 21st, please have all orders placed by 12pm AEST (2pm NZT) and all material relating to those orders to Adstream no later than 5pm AEST (7pm NZT) on Friday 18 July.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any concerns or queries.

+ Sydney: sydproduction@adstream.com.au
+ Melbourne: csmelb@adstream.com.au
+ New Zealand: nzproduction@adstream.com.au  

+p: 1300 423 787 (Australia)
+p: 0800 237 873 (New Zealand)

THE POWER OF HD AT WIN TV


You can now send your TVCs to WIN TV in High Definition. Which means you can harness the amazing detail, brilliant colour and superior sound of HD.

Starts Wednesday 18 June
Thanks to Australia’s first HD TVC despatch network, you can use true HD on WIN’s HD channel ‘GEM’. Please bear in mind that WIN Wollongong will be named WIN TV from now on. So if you only have an SD master, please select WIN TV.

HD TVCs Preferred
For maximum picture fidelity, we strongly recommend you send your TVCs in HD to all broadcasters who accept HD TVCs to maintain the highest transmission quality.

If you have any queries, call us on 1300 423 787

MAJOR UPDATE TO MTV CHANNELS

From 1 July, MTV Channels will be managed by Multi Channel Networks.

From that date, please send material to the destination Multi Channel Networks Foxtel.
This change affects the following channels:


MTV
MTV Classic
MTV Hits
• Nick Jr.
• Nickelodeon

Ignite Media Brands Foxtel Change
Ignite Media Brands Foxtel will be managing media for the MTV channels until 30 June. From 1 July it will cease to be a destination on Adstream.

For material airing over June and July, please order your spots to both Ignite Media Brands Foxtel and Multi Channel Networks Foxtel destinations.

Spots can be ordered to the destination Multi Channel Networks Foxtel from Wednesday 18 June.



Please contact MCN directly for more information on:

+ p: (02) 9209 6317
+ e: Email MCN

SCHEDULED DISCOVERY NETWORK OUTAGE- IMPORTANT BROADCASTER DEADLINES

Discovery Network has alerted Adstream to a planned outage this coming weekend, commencing at 10pm AEST Friday 30 May, for the entire weekend.

If you have media booked for this coming weekend on Discovery, please have both orders and material to Adstream by 12pm AEST on Friday 30 May. An overnight order will suffice and Adstream will ensure delivery by Discovery’s deadline of 10pm AEST.

If you are unable to get orders or material to us by the 12pm deadline, a red hot order will need to be placed to ensure delivery.

Please do not hesitate to contact either our Sydney or Melbourne offices should you need any further information.

+ Sydney: sydproduction@adstream.com.au
+ Melbourne: csmelb@adstream.com.au

Or call 1300 423 787 if you have any enquiries.

QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND DEADLINES

Please note the following Queens Birthday public holiday dates:
WA and NZ – Monday 2 June.
All states of Australia (excluding WA) – Monday 9 June.

To ensure your material is in on time, please download the Broadcast deadlines from the links below.

For TV deadlines, click here
For Radio deadlines, click here

EASTER LONG WEEKEND AND ANZAC DAY DEADLINES

To ensure your material is in on time, please download the Broadcast deadlines from the links below:

For TV Easter and ANZAC Day deadlines, click here

For Radio Easter and ANZAC Day deadlines, click here

For Cinema Easter and ANZAC Day deadlines, click here

BROADCASTER DEADLINES FOR VIC, SA, ACT & TAS LONG WEEKEND

Please note that Monday 10 March is a public holiday for VIC, SA, ACT and TAS.

TV
Please be advised that all broadcast material airing over the long weekend should be on station by 12pm AEDST on Thursday 6 March. If you cannot make this deadline, you will need to notify each broadcaster.

Cinema
Val Morgan bookings and material on air Monday 10 March to be placed and delivered to Adstream by 12pm AEDST Wednesday 5 March. Material that arrives after this time will be processed the following business day.

Radio
Please be advised that all radio spots for broadcast up until 12pm AEDST Tuesday 11 March should be processed by 3pm AEDST Friday 7 March to ensure you do not miss any airtime deadlines.

If you have a late despatch on Friday 7 March, contact radio@adstream.com.au so they can liaison with the affected stations.

TV and Radio will be operating during normal business hours on Monday 10 March.

FEBRUARY BROADCAST CHANGES

Destination Change: Nine Adelaide & Perth now accessed via Nine (NPC)
As requested by the Nine Network, the Nine Adelaide and Perth destination has been merged with Nine (NPC).

This change means you select the 9 (NPC) destination for material airing on any of Nine’s Adelaide or Perth Channels – 9, GO! and GEM.

Plus, you can choose to send HD for air on the GEM Channel for Nine Perth and Nine Adelaide. Remember, you only need to select 9 (NPC) HD if you have an HD master for air on any of Nine’s Metro channels: 9, GO! and GEM.

New Destination: 360 Entertainment
You can now send TVC material to 360 Entertainment to integrate into your apps and programs. 360 Entertainment can be found on the Online Destinations group on Adstream.

Specification Update: 16:9 TITLE SAFE
Free TV and NZ Broadcasters have advised that TVCs in Australia and New Zealand can have titles that are 16:9 Title Safe. This means you have more screen real estate to display your essential information such as T&Cs, logos and supers.

Specification Update: NZ Audio Change
TVCs for air in New Zealand can now have audio that peaks at -2dB as measured by a True Peak Metre. This means you are able to mix audio with a wider dynamic range and is the same for Australian broadcasts.

BROADCASTER DEADLINES FOR WAITANGI DAY

Please note that Thursday 6 February 2013 is the Waitangi Day public holiday in New Zealand.

The broadcasters have advised that normal NZ deadlines apply. Ie. Material must be on station 3 working days prior to broadcast. If you cannot make this deadline, you will need to notify each broadcaster.

That means all material must be delivered to the station by 3pm AEDST on Monday 3 February.

LONG WEEKEND BROADCASTER DEADLINES FOR AUSTRALIA DAY AND AUCKLAND ANNIVERSARY DAY (NZ)

Australian TV
TV material on air Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January broadcasters require bookings in Adstream to be visible by 12 noon on Friday 24 January and material to be on station by 11am (AEDST) Saturday morning.



Exceptions:
7BCM – Material on air Sunday 26, Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January to be placed and delivered to Adstream by 5pm (AEDST) Wednesday 22 January.

Cinema
Val Morgan bookings and material on air Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 January to be placed and delivered to Adstream by 12 noon (AEDST) on Wednesday 22 January. Material that arrives after this time will be processed the following business day.

Radio
Radio material on air Saturday 25, Sunday 26, Monday 27 and up until 12 noon (AEDST) Tuesday 28 January to be placed and delivered to Adstream by 6pm (AEDST) Friday 24 January.

New Zealand TV
Normal NZ deadlines apply. Ie. material must be on station 2 working days prior to broadcast. If you cannot make this deadline, you will need to notify each broadcaster.

DEADLINES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

Please download the deadlines for material running over the Christmas and New Year period below -

Click here for the TV Deadlines
Click here for the Radio Deadlines
Click here for the Cinema Deadlines

To view all our hours of operation and contact details, click here

PHONE OUTAGE

Please note that we are currently experiencing a nation-wide phone outage. Until our phones are back up and running, please contact us using the email addresses located here.

LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND DEADLINES

Please find the deadlines for the upcoming Labour Day long weekend in NSW, QLD, ACT and SA below –
Click here for TV deadlines
Click here for Radio deadlines

Val Morgan Cinema material due on Monday 7th October must have the Adstream booking and native files delivered by 12 noon on Wednesday 2nd of October. Material that arrives after this time will be processed the following business day.

Material deadlines for most print publications published in these state will be brought forward one working day, we advise you to contact the relevant publications for exact information.

LABOUR DAY LONG WEEKEND DEADLINES FOR NEW ZEALAND

Click here to download the deadlines for the upcoming Labour Day long weekend in New Zealand.

PLANNED SYSTEM OUTAGE

As part of our ongoing commitment to ensuring a secure online environment for your advertising assets, we have scheduled a security upgrade across our Broadcast and Print products. As a result, Adstream will be offline on Saturday 27 July from 9am to 10pm AEST (inclusive).

TV
To ensure no airtime is missed, please remember to observe the 5pm AEST deadline the Friday prior for receipt of all material.

For Broadcast enquiries, please contact us on the details below –
+ Business Hours (8.30am-8pm Mon-Fri): 1300 4 Adstream
+ After Hours: 0414 947 777

Radio
To ensure no airtime is missed, please have your radio orders in by 5.30pm AEST the Friday prior.

For Radio enquiries, please contact us on the details below –
+ E: radio@adstream.com.au
+ T: 02 9467 7577

Print
Please ensure compliance with all material deadlines the Friday prior as no material will be delivered on Saturday.

For Print enquiries, please contact us on the details below –
+ Quickcut: 1300 768 988
+ Quicksend: 02 9818 7454

ADVERTISERS FLOCK TO HIGH-DEFINITION

The amount of high-definition television commercials has continued to grow by 20% each month since mid-2012, according to Adstream… click here to view the whole article.

UPCOMING PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

Click on the links below to download the TV and Radio deadlines for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday and Western Australia Day –
TV Deadlines
Radio Deadlines

EASTER LONG WEEKEND AND ANZAC DAY DEADLINES

To ensure your material is in on time, please download the Broadcast deadlines from the links below :

For TV Easter deadlines, click here
For Radio Easter deadlines, click here
For TV ANZAC Day deadlines, click here

Cinema material due at Val Morgan for the Easter long weekend must have the Adstream booking and all native files provided by 12 noon on Tuesday 26 March. Material that arrives after this time will be processed for delivery after the long weekend.

Val Morgan Cinema material on air Thursday 25 April must have the Adstream booking and native files delivered by 12 noon on Wednesday 17 of April. Material that arrives after this time will be processed the following business day.

Please note that all Radio material on air Thursday 25 and Friday 26 April must be despatched by 3pm AEDST Wednesday 24 April 2013.

Broadcast, Print and Digital support will operate as per normal during this period.

QUICKCUT SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE

Adstream will be performing scheduled maintenance to GRADS (Publisher Database) this weekend.

Updates to specs submitted by 3pm Friday 15 February will be completed by COB the same day. Please note that no updates will be actioned on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February.

A short period of outage will occur on the evening of Saturday 16 February. The outage will prevent Quickcut products from synchronising for a short period, but normal service will resume on the morning of Monday 18 February.

BROADCASTER DEADLINES FOR WAITANGI DAY IN NZ

Please note that Wednesday 6 February 2013 is the Waitangi Day public holiday in New Zealand.

The broadcasters have advised that normal NZ deadlines apply. Ie. Material must be on station 2 working days prior to broadcast. If you cannot make this deadline, you will need to notify each broadcaster.

That means all material must be delivered to the station by 3pm AEDST on Monday 4 February.

LONG WEEKEND BROADCASTER DEADLINES FOR AUSTRALIA DAY AND ANNIVERSARY DAY (NZ)

Australian Stations
For TV material on air Tuesday 29 January 2013, broadcasters require bookings in Adstream to be visible by 12 noon on Friday 25 January and material to be on station by 11am (AEDST) Saturday morning.

Exceptions:
SBS – for material airing Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January, SBS require bookings in Adstream to be visible by 5pm Thursday 24 January and material to be on station by 12 noon (AEDST) Friday 25 January.

The Playroom and SC10 – require material airing Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January to be on station by 2pm (AEDST) Friday 25 January.

Ten – require material airing Saturday 26, Sunday 27, Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 January to be on station by 5pm (AEDST) Thursday 24 January.

New Zealand Stations
Normal NZ deadlines apply. Ie. material must be on station 2 working days prior to broadcast. If you cannot make this deadline, you will need to notify each broadcaster.

TVNZ MATERIAL ON AIR THIS WEEKEND

Due to system upgrades at TVNZ, all material on air this weekend must be delivered to Adstream no later than 1pm AEDST on Friday 18 January 2013.

For further information, click here

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR TRADING AND CONTACT DETAILS

Click here for all details

Please note that Cinema services will be unavailable from Tuesday 25 December to Tuesday 1 January 2013 (inclusive).

NEW TVC LOUDNESS REQUIREMENTS

Effective 1 January 2013, all TVCs must be -24 LKFS, ie. OP-59 compliant. For more information, click here

BOOKING IDS MANDATORY FOR FAIRFAX MEDIA PYRMONT AND THE MELBOURNE AGE

Effective 1 January 2013, all advertising material delivered to Fairfax publications must contain a valid booking ID. Fairfax have advised that advertisements with invalid booking IDs will not be processed, & possibly not be published. Therefore, inputting invalid booking IDs or ‘N.A.’ will no longer be acceptable for Fairfax booking IDs. For further information, click on the applicable link below -
Quickcut LITE/PRO Users
Quicksend Users

TV AND RADIO DEADLINES FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR

Please download the deadlines for material running over the Christmas and New Year period below -

Click here for the TV Deadlines
Click here for the Radio Deadlines

HELP SUPPORT BEYONDBLUE

Get behind beyondblue’s ‘Our Goal is 1 Million’ campaign, inviting Australians to support beyondblue on Facebook and help raise awareness of depression and anxiety and give stigma the boot. Over 1 million Australians are living with depression.

Shout out to our team in Melbourne for helping out with the ad edit for the campaign due to launch at this Friday night’s beyondblue Cup between the Hawks and Geelong.

Like beyondblue on Facebook and you could win a signed and framed Hawks or Geelong footy jumper (comp closes 19 August 2012).

Click here to be in it to win it, with the added incentive of making a difference to the lives of people with depression and anxiety.

CHANNEL 9 DARWIN DELIVERY CHANGES

Nine Network have just advised that as of Tuesday 29 May 2012, all commercials to be broadcast on Channel 9 Darwin (NTD-8) should instead be delivered to the National Nine Network Playout Centre (NPC) in Sydney.

From Tuesday onwards, the NTD-8 destination will appear as a channel in the NPC dropdown menu.

Transfer of all spots delivered to NTD-8 over the last 12 months will be managed by NPC.

QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKENDJUNE 2012

For a full list of TV and Radio material deadlines during this period, please click here

NEW TV DESTINATIONS

Setanta Sport is a new Pay TV destination that can be accessed via Adstream. Setanta Sports is a specialist football channel that will exclusively broadcast the UEFA Euro Championships this year. Note Captions will not be broadcast on Setanta Sport.

Pluk NZ is a commercial monitoring and reporting service available in New Zealand. TVCs can now be delivered to Pluk NZ via adstream. Please note that monitoring and reporting services need to be arranged directly with Pluk. A new freeview channel in New Zealand, Choice TV, is also now available as a destination within adstream4. For an updated list of broadcast centres, click here

NEW NZ DESTINATIONS: PLUK NZ AND CHOICE TV

Pluk NZ is a commercial monitoring and reporting service available in New Zealand. TVCs can now be delivered to Pluk NZ via adstream. Please note that monitoring and reporting services need to be arranged directly with Pluk.

A new freeview channel in New Zealand, Choice TV, is now available as a destination within adstream4. For an updated list of broadcast centres, click here

NEW NZ TV DESTINATION: CHOICE TV

A new freeview channel in New Zealand, Choice TV, is now available as a destination within adstream4. For an updated list of Broadcast Centres, click here

ANZAC DAY PUBLIC HOLIDAY DEADLINES

Deadlines for all Broadcast material on air Wednesday 25 April – Friday 27 April (inclusive) are available here

EASTER LONG WEEKEND DEADLINES

The long weekend is fast approaching. To ensure your material is on time, please download our Broadcast deadlines from the links below -

For TV deadlines, click here
For Radio deadlines, click here

Broadcast and Print support will operate as per normal during this period.

PETER MILLER ON GROWTH IN THE AD INDUSTRY



NINE NETWORK DELIVERY CHANGES

The Nine Network has advised adstream that as of Monday 6 January 2012, all deliveries to QTQ9, TCN9 and GTV9 are to be sent to the new destination of ‘Nine National Playout Centre’.

If you require assistance when placing an order, please contact our Client Service team on 1300 4 adstream.

CHRISTMAS IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, MAKE SURE YOUR TV AND RADIO MATERIAL IS IN ON TIME

Please download the deadlines for material running over the Christmas and New Year period below -

For TV deadlines, click here
For Radio deadlines, click here

ITALENTCAST MAKES CASTING A BREEZE

Available on your computer and as an iPhone app, Adstream is pleased to announce the launch of iTalentCast (iTC).

iTalentCast is a unique online auditioning and casting tool, complemented by an iPhone app, that allows talent to audition for roles from virtually anywhere and industry professionals to easily watch auditions from any device with web browser access.

“Time is money, as they say, and iTalentCast gives those in the casting business a real advantage,” Adstream Managing Director, Peter Miller, said.

Industry professionals can post jobs by entering a performance brief and sample script. The system then filters through the talent to find those that match the posting and notifies them via email or SMS. Actors and performers respond to postings by recording and uploading their audition via the app or website for review by the person who posted the job.

The system enables agencies and advertisers to shortlist their favourites, add comments and even share auditions with directors, clients and creatives.

Once the talent is cast, their agent can be contacted and the booking made.

“It’s often difficult getting time in diaries for everyone to be in the same place at the same time, so being able to cast a job from your desk is an incredible benefit for people who are time poor,” Miller said.

“iTC is also a win for the talent who often have to drop everything to rush across town for an audition. With the application on their iPhones, they can audition for a job from anywhere in the world.”

iTalentCast from adstream. Casting opportunities your way.

To view the demonstration video, click here

For enquiries, please contact Grace or Murray on 1300 4 adstream.

NEW RADIO REQUIREMENTS

As of July 1, Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) directed radio stations to only accept wav 48000 16 bit audio files. MP3 files will not be accepted. Stations will also not accept any audio files via email.

For further information about sending your radio ads via adstream, please contact Liz Millo on 02 9467 7577

TEN NETWORK DEADLINES FRIDAY 6TH MAY

TEN Network will be having a planned power outage this Friday.

As a result, material running on TEN Network must be received by 3pm on Friday.

What do you need to do? Orders should be placed first thing Friday morning so that TEN Network can see them. Material submitted after 3pm needs to be done via our Express or Red Hot services to ensure that they get to the stations on time.

If you have any questions, call 1300 4 adstream (237 873).

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