Video Guidelines

Videos are a great way to add depth to your site. This section will go over the different video elements and their specifications.

All Videos

Currently, the Distribution does not support self-hosted videos. This means that videos can't be uploaded to your site. To have a video on your site, you will need to use one of the approved and supported 3rd party services that will host video:   

Guidelines by Video Type

Hero Video

A hero video is typically displayed at the top of a News item. 

  • Aspect Ratios:
    • 16:9 (Anything less than 16:9 will automatically add horizontal bars/letterboxing)
  • Recommended Video Resolutions:​
    • 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
    • 1280 x 720 (720p)
    • 854 x 480 (480p) *Minimum

Inline Video

The inline video is displayed within the body, or text, of a piece of content. It can be aligned left, center, or right, with text wrapping.

  • Aspect Ratios:
    • 16:9 (Anything less than 16:9 will automatically add horizontal bars/letterboxing)
  • Recommended Video Resolutions:​
    • 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
    • 1280 x 720 (720p)
    • 854 x 480 (480p) *Minimum

Accessibility Requirements

Videos are required to include closed captions to comply with the Federal law for accessibility. Learn more about accessibility and how to create video captions.