Inscape’s Jodie McAfee: Automatic Content Recognition Yields Household-Level Data At Scale

If you think the closer you are to a television screen the better the picture is, the same principle applies to the automatic content recognition (ACR) approach taken by Inscape. Formerly known as Cognitive Media Networks before its acquisition by consumer electronics provider Vizio, Inscape is closer to the TV picture than a set-top box. […]


Charting The Future of TV Advertising With Vertere Group’s Tim Hanlon

As Tim Hanlon surveys the advanced television landscape, he sees “a quickening in the pace” of all things actionable. “Literally just six to 12 months ago, you couldn’t have an intelligent conversation about how television and data truly work together,” says the Founder & CEO of The Vertere Group. Things like attribution from set-top box […]


Canoe’s Chris Pizzurro: More Than 100 Networks On Board For VOD Dynamic Ad Insertion

In its early existence, Canoe paddled against a stiff technological current in its quest to deliver interactive television ads. Since its pivot in the last five years to dynamic ad insertion for video-on-demand, the current has been flowing strongly in its direction. “We’re happy to say that it’s a thriving business,” says Chris Pizzurro, Canoe’s […]


OpenAP Audience Buying Consortium ‘A Tipping Point’: comScore’s Cathy Hetzel

Matching data sets for video advertising audience targeting is nothing new to comScore, particularly with Rentrak under its wing. Now with “100 percent market share” of all U.S. video-on-demand transactions, the company is encouraged by what partnerships like the nascent OpenAP consortium represent. Earlier this year, after Fox, Turner and Viacom announced the formation of […]


Turner’s Howard Shimmel On Audience Buying And The OpenAP Road Map

With all of the change happening in the television world, it’s nice to have professional sports in your portfolio. It’s one of few things “that’s keeping the old traditional ecosystem healthy,” says Turner Broadcasting’s Howard Shimmel. But it’s also nice to stay ahead of the audience targeting curve by using data science to analyze viewing […]


Videology’s Tony Yi On Fending Off Apple And The FANG Digital Giants

The barbarians of the digital age are at the gates of traditional television. The question is, can the traditional TV industry work together enough to keep out the likes of Apple and FANG (Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google)? That’s the advanced TV battlefield as sketched out by Tony Yi, who is GM Strategic Commercial/Business Development at […]


DoubleClick Video Stack Soars On Google’s Cloud: Sterling

Amazon may have cornered mindshare for cloud services these last few years. But, all the while, Google has been making some heavy investments in its cloud infrastructure, too. Lately, that infrastructure seems to have been bearing fruit, with many of Google’s hardware products trading off AI features that depend on Google Cloud. But devices are […]


NBCUniversal Deepens Snapchat Relationship With Digital Content Studio Venture

Snapchat’s joint venture with NBCUniversal on a new digital content studio is a sign that the media giant is “digging in deeper” with the popular imaging messaging application. “The joint venture is really sort of the next step in the evolution of the relationship with them,” says Aaron Radin, NBCU’s SVP of Partnerships & Portfolio […]


Advanced TV Targeting Can Produce ‘Value Differential’ For Advertisers: GroupM’s Lyle Schwartz

Media companies working together on advanced television audience targeting is “a nice first step.” What needs to happen faster is measurement of content on different devices—not of the devices themselves, says Lyle Schwartz. The President of Investment for GroupM North America acknowledges that advertisers know more about TV households than ever before. “The plethora of […]


4C Insights’ Anupam Gupta: ‘What We’re Trying To Get To Is Cross Channels’

The fall of 2017 has been a big season of integrations for data science and media technology provider 4C Insights. First came its link to Mediaocean on the buy-side and shortly thereafter NBCUniversal on the sell-side. With NBCU making its television inventory available via application programming interfaces, “it was pretty natural for us to come […]


NBCUniversal’s Aaron Radin: Self-Serve Deal With 4C ‘Juxtaposes’ Linear TV And Social Media Ad Inventory

NBCUniversal’s self-service programmatic buying offering powered by 4C achieves a few milestones in the linear television world. Among the biggest is that advertisers will be using the same buying console that they already use to target audiences on major social media platforms ripe with video ad inventory. The deal with 4C “allows us to juxtapose […]


Google’s Peros Brings ‘Open’ Approach To TV Ad Sales

Even as it continues trying to sooth concerns in the disrupted newspaper industry, Google this week showed its intentions in the emerging field of digital TV ad sales. At its Partner Leadership Summit, Google announced a host of new TV advertising products inside DoubleClick for Publishers. in this video interview with Beet.TV, Google’s Shane Peros brought […]


Combined With Linear, Fox’s Addressable Trial With Comcast And Hulu Is A ‘Cross-Platform Solution’: Noah Levine

Fox Networks Group has a new addressable advertising trial offering for targeting households that watch video-on-demand content using Comcast Cable’s set-top boxes, as well as in streaming content on Hulu. And while the 10 million households involved represent a small portion of overall cable TV addressability, combining that incremental reach with Fox’s linear properties tells […]


Nielsen Enables Easier Measurement Of Netflix Consumption: Abcarian

Not that Netflix is open to advertisers yet – but, if it ever is, those advertisers may credit 2017 as the year when the building blocks of third-party Netflix measurement were put in place. Nielsen just switched on measurement for 13,000 streaming Netflix shows using TV-style ratings based on age and gender – the same […]