Xandr Media’s Brown On Incremental Outcomes Boost Across TV Screens

AT&T’s Xandr Media unit is showing advertisers the incremental impact on business outcomes from the combination of both big- and small-screen television viewing, given the preferences of younger viewers. “From a TV perspective, younger audiences have left. The deeper ratings decline is within kind of the younger set and they’re just watching digital video, they’re […]

Regardless Of The Source, Unwatched Video Isn’t Viable: IRIS.TV’s Harrison

Amid the “battle that we’re seeing play out right now” among major media companies for streaming video revenue, one thing is certain. It’s hard to monetize video that doesn’t get watched, according to IRIS.TV’s Daniel Harrison. “You’ve got a lot going on, but ultimately each of these companies needs to figure out a strategy that […]

Hearst Television Integrates With FreeWheel Monetization And Revenue Management Platform

Hearst Television’s Hearst Anyscreen OTT offering is adding scale through an integration with FreeWheel’s Monetization and Revenue Management platform. It’s a first step toward also enhancing the value of its local broadcast inventory. “They’ll be putting demand into our marketplace and doing audience extension to find their audiences on other premium content in service of […]

Connected TV Is Huge, Now Connect The Dots: Nielsen’s Ferguson

Connected TV has gained massive consumer penetration. Now comes the monetization part. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Eric Ferguson, Nielsen VP media analytics, reveals the sheer scale at which over-the-top TV devices have gained US traction: “238 million Americans in a given month have access to a Connected TV device.” “That’s almost 80% of all […]

Why Scale Matters For OTT Ads: Tru Optik’s Wiesenfeld

Compared with the outgoing medium of linear, analog TV, internet-connected over-the-top (OTT) transmission seems to offer unrivalled opportunity for advertisers to target and measure their ads, and to attribute those ads through to business lifts. But that opportunity could be squandered if marketers don’t use technology which has full sight of the addressable market. That […]

FreeWheel Unifies A+E’s Ad Decisioning

A 1980s TV commercial for the combined shampoo-and-conditioner Wash & Go made famous the catchphrase: “Take two bottles in to the shower?!” Now ad-tech firm FreeWheel is effectively uniting the “shampoo” and “conditioner” of TV ad sales – creating a unified product in which A+E Networks can manage two different kinds of ads. Comcast-owned FreeWheel has […]

For MVPDs, Third-Party Video Can Drive Broadband Profit: Searchlight’s Glatt

As subscription video-on-demand services have gained enormous up-take with consumers, traditional cable companies feel threatened enough to launch their own takes on the online bundle. But what if, for a cable provider, video wasn’t the thing worth paying for at all? What if market evolution suggests MVPDs should open their platforms to the new competition, […]

Are Transparency Woes Coming To TV?: Webbula’s Egeth

While the world of online ad targeting was suffering from fraud and transparency concerns, television held its head up high. If digital was being exposed to dark data tactics, good ‘ol TV seemed altogether cleaner. But what happens when TV becomes digital, when even linear TV ads start getting targeting using data obtained from virtual warehouses […]

Gamut Branching Out To National OTT Inventory Under Williamson

With its roots in local print, radio and television advertising, Cox’s Gamut has been branching out in recent years via partnerships with national TV networks for their OTT inventory. “So now we have an opportunity to be able to help local buyers kind of round out their entire local market video spend, get incremental reach […]

Xandr Media Finds More Buyers Leveraging Addressable TV for Reach and Frequency

During next month’s TV Upfront, AT&T’s Xandr Media will unveil “a big upgrade” for television advertising, a main thrust of which will be the use of ads addressable to devices households to frequency cap and manufacture reach. The company will present at it’s first “Xandr Front” event on May 14. “There is a need to […]

Pharma Marketers Target Niche TV Audiences via Programmatic

Trying to find needles in haystacks is an apt metaphor for marketers of rare-disease pharmaceuticals when the only choice is low-value, mass-market television. But advanced TV targeting has brought such companies to “an inflection point,” says Butler/Till’s Scott Ensign. The VP of Digital Media at the Rochester NY agency explains how things have changed and […]

NBCUniversal’s Reidy On Big Screen Migration, AdSmart Venture With Sky

While video content fragmentation is great for viewers, it can be “a little overwhelming” for advertisers. One of the ways that NBCUniversal hopes to make it easier—on a global scale—is its new AdSmart offering with Sky, which was recently acquired by NBCU parent Comcast. “One of the newer and exciting announcements for us is Sky […]

Beet Retreat San Juan, December 4-6: Four Unique Sponsorships

The Beet Retreat, one of the industry’s most talked about gatherings of high-level media executives, will take place in Puerto Rico at the El San Juan Hotel December 4-6, 2019. The event will involve three days of high-level panels, group conversations, one-on-one video interviews and extraordinary networking events and interactions. Part industry enclave and part […]

SpotX And clypd Integrate Platforms With Discovery, Fox Among First Partners

SpotX and clypd are integrating their platforms to enable media owners to manage audience-targeting campaigns across linear television, digital video and OTT using common audience targets. “The workflow capabilities are not to be understated. This is often a huge pain point for media owners,” says SpotX CRO Sean Buckley. “And also as we get into […]

Amobee’s Schleider: Connected TV Filling Linear Addressable Gap

Amobee was the first advertising technology video platform to integrate with Tru Optik about two years ago. Addressable targeting across connected TV and a single opt-out across all devices were two motivating factors, according to Amobee’s Aleck Schleider. “We saw early on the continued growth of connected TV and OTT supply and obviously it continues […]

Discovery Exploring Direct-To-Consumer Subscription Options: SVP Baker

With the global rights to some 30 years of its programming, Discovery is pretty confident about its ability to withstand competition from advertising-free, direct-to-consumer streaming services. But that’s not to say the company has ruled out its own such offerings. “We do think that we have a couple of really interesting categories that would play […]

Mithera’s Feldman Backs Tru Optik To Ride OTT Wave

It may not have imagined numbers this big when it started out in Stamford, CT, six years ago, but Tru Optik – the tech vendor which helps ad buyers target and measure ads through connected TV platforms, now has technology tentacles in 80 million US homes. That scale has just brought another investment round, totalling […]

Credit Score Giant TransUnion Making Moves in Media Sector, Matt Spiegel explains

In 2019, more audiences and more regulators than ever before are concerned about how consumer data is being pieced together from various sources to track and target potential customers. That comes after Facebook, suffering its own Cambridge Analytica scandal, last year shut Partner Categories, the program which it allowed advertisers to target ads using customer […]