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 […]

 

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, […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Searchlight’s Glatt Explains The Momentum Behind MediaMath

Amid a raft of mergers and acquisitions in advertising, media and related technology, being independent and objective while delivering scale have their advantages. A case in point is MediaMath, the 11-year-old company whose demand-side platform is used by advertisers and agencies. Last July, MediaMath raised $225 million from Searchlight Capital Partners, bringing its total funding […]

 

Audience Growth Coincides With Hulu’s Expanded Programmatic Offerings

As Hulu’s audience has continued to grow, the company has been building up its sales efforts and offerings for programmatic advertising transactions. “So now that we have that kind of scale we want to make sure that we’re maximizing it from an advertising perspective,” says Anthony Laurenzo. Hulu has had programmatic capabilities since 2014 but […]

 

Comscore Offers New Metrics, ‘Personas’ For Targeting: EVP Psacharopoulos

Buying television inventory programmatically continues to grow along with TV content choices. Comscore is responding by augmenting its audience-targeting offerings, including various personas, according to EVP Anthony Psacharopoulos. “I definitely think we’re coming of age, if you will. We’re hitting that critical mass where yes there used to be scarce inventory. But especially with consumer […]

 

MediaMath’s Zawadzki: Bridging The Future Of Advanced Advertising

In the age of connected television, Connect All Fronts is MediaMath’s way to draw a focus on “a vision of the future” and its perceived role of uniting brands and consumers. Connect All Fronts is the name of the conference MediaMath, founded in 2007 as an early programmatic pioneer, recently hosted to connect the various […]

 

Live TV Plus Programmatic Is Sling TV’s Sweet Spot: DISH Media’s Arrix

With nothing but more streaming competitors on the horizon, DISH Media’s Sling TV is nonetheless buoyed by consumer behavior. “The Sling TV audience basically consists of cord nevers and cord cutters. And that is only going to grow going forward. I think the consumer behavior stats that we see are most compelling for us,” says […]

 

Coming This Year – Programmatic Linear TV: MediaMath’s Fisher

The collection of modern, automated ad trading practices known as “programmatic” may seem to sit with natively digital media. But, little by little, other platforms are getting lit up with these new tricks, too. That’s why the man who heads MediaMath’s video operations expects programmatic to hit TV in a much bigger way. “I think […]