Satellite To Streaming: DirecTV’s Van Houten Plans Ad Innovation

It was one of the pioneers of satellite-delivered television. Now DirecTV is carving a role for itself as a provider of streaming TV shows and advertising. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Matt Van Houten, SVP, Product & Business Development, DirecTV Video Advertising, explains what is coming next. Addressable OG DirecTV has been offering ad […]


Who’s At Home? Truthset Aims For More Accurate IDs

In the last few years, “identity graph” technology has emerged to help advertisers tackle the problem of conceptualizing a single consumer across multiple devices. For many in connected TV, the focus has settled on household-level identity data. But, in this video interview with Beet.TV, Scott McKinley, CEO of ad-tech firm Truthset, says today’s data isn’t […]


How To Solve CTV Ad Duplication: Viant’s Vanderhook

As much as connected TV (CTV) gives advertisers new opportunities to reach viewers, lack of control in some platforms also risks exposing viewers to too many duplicate ads. It is a problem many companies are trying to tackle. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Tim Vanderhook, CEO, Viant, puts forward his understanding of the problem […]


Convergent TV Needs Quality User Experience: Beachfront’s Rommel

In the latest programmatic move from DISH Media, advertisers can now buy national linear TV inventory through a real-time programmatic system. The move, announced by DISH Media, is in partnership with ad insertion provider SeaChange and sell-side software provider Beachfront. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Marni Rommel, VP, Business Development, Beachfront, explains his vision. […]


Tools Needed To Tackle CTV Ad Supply Constraint: LiveRamp’s Prasad

It is an expanding universe of TV, but one in which the overall volume of ads may yet be smaller than in the linear generation. As more advertisers pile into the platform, some think software is going to become increasingly key in getting the most out of the tech. In this video interview with Beet.TV, […]


Solving Measurement Starts At Home: Blockgraph’s Manningham

In a fragmented media world with various mobile viewing options, the best chance at stitching together a single viewer profile is still at home. That is according to the leader of a company helping to do exactly that. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Jason Manningham, CEO, Blockgraph, explains how household data can create identity […]


OpenAP Leans Into Demographic Data: Breedlove

It has spent the last few years developing advanced advertising solutions. Now the consortium bringing TV advertising into the future is getting ready to upgrade traditional demographics. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sean Breedlove, VP, Measurement & Analytics, OpenAP, explains the plan. Accelerate to demos “We are going to accelerate things,” Breedlove says. “We’ve […]


Tremor’s Amobee Acquisition Creates New Opportunities: CEO Druker

In the latest such acquisition to bolster its ad-tech services, Tremor International has closed the $239 million deal to buy Amobee. Amobee is a major supplier of demand-side platform (DSP) software and a rival to Tremor. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ofer Druker, CEO, Tremor International, explains how Amobee’s addition will help his company. […]


GroupM’s Gerber Is Turned Off By CTV’s ‘Continuous Play’ Problem

If a tree falls in a forest but no-one is around to hear it, did it make a sound? It is a classic philosophical poser that is now being applied to connected TV advertising. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Adam Gerber, executive director of U.S. investment strategy at GroupM, calls on publishers to stop […]


CTV Ad Buyers Deserve An Upgrade: Oracle’s De Rivera

It is a medium which promises the richness of linear TV creative with the targetability and measurement of digital. But connected TV (CTV) still has to solve pieces of the puzzle. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Janelle De Rivera, Director of Product Management, Moat Analytics, Oracle, explains why CTV ad buyers are looking for […]


Flight To Quality Means Intermediaries, Too: TransUnion’s Vermeulen

With digital audience identifiers waning in usefulness, many ad buyers are once again looking back toward “quality” media opportunities. But that quest for “quality” doesn’t just mean media – it also means middlemen. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Frans Vermeulen, VP Strategy & Market Development, TransUnion, explains why the supply chain must also clean […]


VidMob’s $110M To Accelerate ‘Creative Intelligence’

A platform helping advertisers customize and scale their video ads across digital channels is taking new investment to scale itself. VidMob, based in New York with 13 global offices in 50 countries, announced a $110 million Series D investment led by Shamrock Capital, along with ID Fund, Drive by DraftKings, eGateway and PROOF. In this […]


Experience Is Critical: Highlights From ‘Transforming CTV’

Although “connected TV” (CTV) has been rising fast, most viewers tend to just consider it all “TV”. That places an onus on parts of the CTV ad supply chain to match the TV ad viewing experience, eliminating duplicate or poorly targeted ads. Ten executives interviewed for the just-wrapped Transforming CTV: Delivering a Better Ad Experience […]


Coming To America: Seedtag’s €250M Funding Fuels Contextual Targeting Growth

On the same day Google again delayed phasing out Chrome cookies, a startup founded by two ex-Googlers raised a big funding round to provide an alternative ad targeting mechanism. Seedtag is one of several ad-tech firms whose software reads cues in content to provide “contextual targeting” attributes, considered a replacement for waning audience targeting methods. […]


Do Brands Have A Place In Web3? Ad-Tech, NFT Leaders Discuss

CANNES — Right now, the collection of technologies known as “Web3” seems a little murky to some. But, once upon a time, marketers thought the same thing about “Web 2.0”. In the Web3 panel, The Creator Economy & The Future of Video, at The Mediaocean Retreat, two executives unpicked how brands and agencies should think […]


Lean Enough To Measure-Up: EDO’s Krim Finances The Future Of Media Analytics

CANNES — The new-wave TV ad measurement provider co-founded by actor Edward Norton has taken an $80 million investment designed to expand its sales and marketing operations. EDO, which aims to correlate audience outcomes to ad exposure, took its biggest investment round to date. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Kevin Krim, president, EDO, explains […]


First-Party Is Fuel For The Future Foundation: Oracle’s McBride

CANNES — In an advertising world shook-up by privacy regulation and practices, marketers’ own data can build a “bridge” to the future. A growing number of brands are coming to that realization. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Ryan McBride, Sr. Director, Global Head of Product Strategy, Oracle Advertising, explains why it is true. Fuel […]


Addressable Is Afloat: Canoe’s Hassell

CANNES — It took a while for the infrastructure to get rolling, but now addressable TV is hitting its straps. That is the view from a growing number of executives talking about the new capability to swap out linear TV ads for targeted alternatives. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Joel Hassell, CEO, Canoe Ventures, […]


More CTV Equals Better Reach At Optimal Frequency: iSpot’s Muller Reveals NBC Findings

CANNES — It is now more than half a year since NBCUniversal joined the alternative media measurement movement by tapping new-wave measurement provider So what has been discovered so far? In this video interview with Beet.TV, Sean Muller, Founder & CEO,, lifts the lids on the main trend lines. Test and learn NBCUniversal […]


Prepare For New Privacy Law With First-Party Data: LiveRamp’s Prasad

CANNES — With GDPR, cookie deprecation and limits on mobile device identifiers, it has been a tumultuous couple of years for anyone trying to target digital advertising. But more change is on its way. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Jay Prasad, Chief strategy Officer, TV & Measurement, LiveRamp, explains why advertisers need to take […]

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