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 […]


TV Advertising Will Benefit from Interoperable Viewership Metrics: Fox’s Darren Sherriff

NEW YORK – Technology developers that are creating the infrastructure for digital television are finding ways for their platforms to work together. Darren Sherriff, vice president of advertising technology solutions at Fox Corporation, would like to see similar collaboration with companies that help to measure viewership of programming and advertising. “We’re starting to see a […]


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 […]


Investments in Ad Ecosystem Will Get Results: VAB’s Sean Cunningham

NEW YORK – Investments in advertising technology will help marketers and media companies become better at reaching audiences more effectively, says Sean Cunningham, president and chief executive of trade group VAB. These investments will be evident, even if the timeline is slower than some people expect. “My members are investing in dozens of enabling companies […]


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 […]


Streaming Video, Linear TV Complement Each Other for Best Reach: Comcast’s James Rooke

NEW YORK – The sudden jump in viewership for streaming video sped up a longer-term shift away from linear television. Amid these changes, both channels have a role in helping advertisers to reach consumers most effectively. “There’s a bit of a false narrative in the market at the moment that’s getting pushed in terms of […]


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. […]


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 […]


Consumer Identifiers Are Key to Holistic View of TV Audiences: Paramount’s Travis Scoles

NEW YORK – Advertisers face a variety of challenges in figuring out the best ways to reach consumers who not only view television programming on several connected devices, but also have more tools to guard their privacy. This fragmented media environment drives a need for a holistic solution for marketers and media buyers. “The biggest […]


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 […]


Partnership With Fox Stations Supports Advanced Ads: Comscore’s Carol Hinnant

NEW YORK – Comscore this week said it had struck a deal with Fox Television Stations to provide local TV broadcaster with audience data to support its growth in advanced advertising. Marketers will be able to improve their ad targeting based on more granular consumer data from Comscore. “They [Fox] spent some time really digging […]


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 […]