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YouTube tries bundling ads together for a better viewing experience

November 25, 2018 / Trevor Mogg

YouTube is aiming to create a more enjoyable viewing experience by bundling ads together to reduce the number of interruptions viewers have to deal with while watching a video.So while it could mean increasing the number of videos it shows before and during a video, doubling them up at least means fewer interruptions. For example, instead of four ads presented as one preroll and three breaks during the main video, the new system results in two preroll ads and only one break (comprising two ads playing back to back).YouTube is calling the new preroll package an “ad pod,” and viewers can skip directly to the main content “if it’s not the right ad for them.”Khushbu Rathi, YouTube’s product manager for video ads, said in a recent blog post that the company’s own research suggests viewers are “quite sensitive to the frequency of ad breaks, especially during longer viewing sessions.”If you’re one of the streaming site’s 1.8 bi...