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Overlaying of YouTube video with local advertising

#1 Post by Capetonian » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:34 pm

I sent this link to friend in CPT who watched it and said it was overlaid with local content adverts. He watched it on his computer via the link below.

I am surprised that an ISP (Telkomsa in this case) can do this - technically of course it's possible - without an 'opt-in' and usually a discount in exchange for the adverts. Any comments?

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Re: Overlaying of YouTube video with local advertising

#2 Post by ian16th » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:07 pm

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It would be helpful if your friend gave some details of just how he 'watched' the Youtube video.

I use Telkom as my ISP and with a Windoze/7 PC, and Firefox for my browser, I have watched it directly on this site, and directly from the Youtube site.

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I do use the Adblocker 'NoAds'.
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#3 Post by Capetonian » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:12 pm

All I know is he uses Telkom as ISP, laptop, W10, and IE running on his home Wifi.
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Re: Overlaying of YouTube video with local advertising

#4 Post by OFSO » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:50 pm

Not sure of what 'overlaying' means but on the rare occasion I watch the Tube, Spanish adverts are sometimes inserted.

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Re: Overlaying of YouTube video with local advertising

#5 Post by Capetonian » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:55 pm

I'm may not have used the right term. Perhaps 'interrupted by' would have been better.
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#6 Post by Alisoncc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:49 pm

Most probably nothing to do with ISP. Google use IP address embedded in Get request to determine ad content. Every time a request for an element of a site page is made, in order to fulfil the request, the server needs to know where to send the data package, hence IP address of requester is always present.

For example if IP address emanates from The Ex's Amorgos area then they would most likely get avderts relating to the island and in Greek. Canadians in Quebec might get adverts in French, etc.
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