Roku to Acquire Nielsen’s Advanced TV in a “Transformational” Moment for Television Advertising

SAN JOSE, CA – In a major development in the maturity of national TV advertising addressability, Roku will acquire the advanced TV operations of Nielsen as part of a strategic partnership, the two companies announced today. The deal brings a robust offering of ACR (automatic content recognition) from Nielsen to an existing ACR operation at […]

 

Magnite to Acquire SpotX from RTL Group for $1.17 Billion: Michael Barrett on Why This is the Time for AdTech

In a major merger in the adtech and advanced TV industry space, Magnite has acquired SpotX from RTL, the European broadcast giant, for $1.17 billion in cash and stock, the companies announced this morning. Later in the morning, Beet.TV did this video interview with Magnite CEO Michael Barrett about the deal and what it means […]

 

Alphonso Aims To Improve CTV Experience As LG Takes A Majority Stake

Most of the major smart TV platforms, in the last couple of years, have emerged as serious plays in supplying data that can report on actual viewer behavior when it comes to shows, ads, games, anything that happens on the screen. And now LG is levelling-up its own capabilities, by making an investment to take […]

 

Dispatch from Puerto Rico: Poor Kids Can’t Zoom

SAN JUAN, PR – Online learning can be a useful solution for children whose schools are closed. But not for those living in poverty, where there is often little Internet connectivity. For the Boys and Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico, which serves primarily the island’s poor, some 80 percent of club members don’t have suitable […]

 

Samsung Ads Combines Linear & Streaming Ad Outcome Measurement

For ad buyers, it suddenly feels like the season of gifts, as yet another connected TV operator launches a measurement suite it says is designed to prove the effectiveness of the channel. Samsung Ads, a platform for placing ads using Samsung smart TVs, has announced Samsung Measurement, designed to show the combined impact of both […]

 

The New Local: Mediaocean’s Kane Aims To Automate Ad Sales

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown momentum back toward local media planning and buying that had begun to look like a poor relation to national. So Mediaocean, whose software helps advertisers automate their operations, is launching new tools to bring further efficiencies to what it says is still a highly manual process. In this video interview […]

 

With AutoScheduler, FreeWheel Begins Powering Linear TV Ads: NBCU’s McConville

If you needed any more proof that digital video was merging with traditional TV, look no further than the latest announcement from Comcast. Last week, it announced that its FreeWheel ad serving tech unit had begun unifying its technology set, with a first stage meaning NBCUniversal now using FreeWheen’s dynamic ad decisioning capability to drive […]

 

The Barrier Is Lower & Fragmented: Finecast’s Harcus On Buying Addressable TV

LONDON – In the emerging world of addressable TV advertising, the dichotomy for buyers appears to be this – the technology makes buying TV cheaper than ever, yet channel fragmentation means doing so remains burdensome. Addressability allows ad buyers to target ads at particular groups of viewers – sometimes even individual households – thanks to […]

 

TV Can Catapult D2C Brands: Comcast Advertising’s Rothwell

TV commercials may often seem like they are full of ads for traditional mainstay brands. But TV is now a medium that can drive results even for upstarts, according to a new piece of research. The Halo Effect, a report from VAB and Comcast Advertising’s Effectv, examined direct-to-consumer (D2C) and 50 other brands to discover […]

 

Zero-Party, Total Insight: CEO Drews On HyphaMetrics’ New Panel Approach

With so many media measurement solutions in the marketplace, how could there possibly be room for another? Because few of them manage to bring together a consumer’s entire consumption in a unified system, according to Joanna Drews. Drews is the CEO and co-founder of HyphaMetrics, a new measurement solution provider she says will offer a […]

 

Nielsen Nears Addressable TV Launch After Tru Optik Partnership, Hindlian Says

Nielsen is almost ready for a full commercial launch of the targeted-buying solution it has been beta-testing with several TV networks, after striking a data partnership with newly-acquired Tru Optik. Nielsen recently began working with seven US TV networks to beta-test addressable advertising technology for linear TV. Then Univision joined A+E Networks, AMC Networks, ViacomCBS, […]

 

‘The OTT Election’: SpotX’s Welch On Connected Campaigning

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. election campaigners have upped their spend on TV ads through over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) channels by 900% since April, according to one platform through which they are buying. SpotX says the elections for president, House Of Representatives and Senate is a watershed for the channels. Previous elections have been […]

 

Marketers Are Ready for Pilots of Addressable Ads: Discovery’s Sam Garfield

Addressable advertising is becoming a reality as providers of TV programming work with cable and satellite TV companies to develop standards for audience measurement and media attribution. With improved targeting of audiences, advertisers can expect to see quantifiable results including business outcomes in the next few years. Discovery Communications, whose network brands include Discovery Channel, […]

 

IBM Bringing AI to Programmatic Ecosystem with New Partnerships

Advertising stands to be rebooted by advances in artificial intelligence – but the industry must re-learn practices to embrace the power of machine learning. That’s the view of Jeremy Hlavacek, chief revenue officer of IBM Watson Advertising. The division of IBM leverages the company’s Watson intelligence engine on advertising use cases. In this video interview with […]

 

Samsung Opens up its DSP with Self-Serve Platform

Samsung Ads, the advanced TV advertising unit of the consumer electronics giant, recently launched a self-serve demand-side platform to give advertisers and their agencies more flexibility in their media buying. Samsung DSP gives programmatic buyers access to proprietary data, audiences and inventory for 45 million U.S. households, letting manage reach and frequency for video campaigns […]

 

Reflecting on his Mexican Heritage, Marc Pritchard’s Commitment to Equality is Personal

Marc’s father was Mexican, adopted by a man named Pritchard, giving Marc a caucasian identity. This provided him with opportunities not impacted by discrimination. His father was an activist among migrant Mexican farm workers in Colorado. Marc said the profound effects of seeing how migrant farmer workers lived has had a lifelong impact on him, […]

 

Fragmentation Drives Urgency for Improved Media Metrics: CIMM’s Jane Clarke

Marketers are calling for improved cross-channel measurement of advertising to avoid wasteful media spending and to improve the consumer experience with their brands. As seen with the recent demand by Marc Pritchard, chief brand officer of consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble, that media channels become more transparent to advertisers in the next year, improved […]

 

Video, Augmented Reality Are Key to Engaging Gen Z: Snap’s Peter Naylor

Snapchat got its start as a mobile app for sending photo messages that disappeared after 24 hours, and has since evolved to become a news and entertainment hub that’s popular with young adults and teens. Parent company Snap is building out its video programming to give people more reasons to linger in the app, and […]

 

‘Programmatic Properly’: ITV’s ‘Planet V’ Addressable Platform On Offer To Agencies

LONDON – Almost a year after it was announced, the addressable advertising platform from the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster is about to go fully live. In November 2019, ITV announced Planet V, a platform enabling data-driven buying, optimization and monitoring of ads on ITV Hub, the multi-platform app through which viewers can watch catch-up and live […]

 

Omnichannel Media Underpins Identity-Driven Future: TransUnion’s Matt Spiegel

CHICAGO – Consumers have more ways to consume media than ever before, challenging advertisers to track the effectiveness of their marketing efforts. The growth of the omnichannel universe is driving a shift toward audience-based measurement, and TransUnion is working to be at the forefront of that development. The company, which is best known as a […]

 
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