The last couple of years has seen a veritable Cambrian explosion of alternative TV currency and measurement systems – but the emerging evolution needs a helping hand before it settles down.

That is the view of many industry executives who welcome the recent creation of a Joint Industry Committee (JIC) to iron-out ecosystem differences.

In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sean Muller, Founder & CEO,, explains why he welcomes such collaboration.

The importance of collaboration

Muller explains that measurement has been using big data for years, while currency has not. Measurement now supports exact ad ratings, while currency only supports 15-minute averages.

Moreover, current measurement includes verification, while legacy systems rely on self-reported network post logs.

Additionally, modern measurement can be connected to advanced audiences and business outcomes, while currency remains an analog system that needs to catch up.

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Beyond legacy

If that illustrates the problem, Muller says he can see a solultion.

He suggests that the advertising industry needs to come together to create new standards for currency.

Muller believes that a collaborative approach will help the industry move forward and align with the advances that have occurred in measurement over the past decade.

The shift to new standards will not be without challenges, as the industry must continue to operate using both new and old methods during this transitional period. However, Muller believes that this effort is necessary, stating that “anyone that’s not proactively doing it is going to be left in a not so good situation.”

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