Beachfront Readies Addressable Ad Delivery with Successful Test of Vizio’s OAR Standard

Addressable advertising that lets marketers reach different households with different ads on linear TV is set to grow as technical hurdles are overcome. Video ad management platform Beachfront is at the forefront of enabling addressability as part of Project OAR, the industry consortium led by smart-TV maker Vizio. Beachfront recently completed a pilot program to […]


QR Codes Are Powering TV E-Commerce, Flowcode’s Jim Norton explains

QR must have had one of the longest gestation periods of any technology. Started in Japan in the mid-nineties, they were initially popular with the countries NTT DoCoMo mobile carrier, but then never quite took off until they were baked into the cameras of iOS and Android. Recently, however, practices like contactless ordering from restaurant […]


TV Data Initiative Aims To Solve Data Ad Targeting ‘Mess’

With a glass half-full, the era of addressable and connected television promises advertisers precision targeting to individual households and digitals-style, data-informed ad planning. Many in the industry with the scars from trying to make it happen would tell you a different story. That is why, in the last two years, we have seen a series […]


‘Hispanic Market Should Be Foundation in Marketing Plans’: Univision’s Donna Speciale

Advertisers seeking to reach a high-growth consumer group must have a strategy for the Hispanic market. With Generation Z emerging as the most multiethnic group in U.S. history and the Hispanic population forecast to expand 20% to 74.8 million people this decade, marketers can’t ignore a huge market with growing spending power. “The Hispanic market […]


Comcast Lets Fox Sell VOD Addressable Ads on Set-top Boxes

In a further sign that industry companies are coming together to help all boats rise, Fox and Comcast have done a deal through which addressable, household-targeted ads can be sold in Fox-portfolio on-demand video viewed over Comcast Xfinity boxes. The deal sees FreeWheel become the technology enabler for Fox channels including its AVOD service Tubi […]


With Facebook & Instagram: ‘We’re Driving Commerce Through Our Content’: NBCUniversal’s Evan Moore

With e-commerce sales expanding faster than the advertising market, the integration of content and commerce has become a bigger priority for media companies. The pandemic sped up this convergence as consumers shunned brick-and-mortar stores and spent more time shopping from home. NBCUniversal, which today is hosting its One21 event to showcase its One Platform that […]


‘We’re Unifying into an Omnichannel Ad Platform’: Mediaocean’s Aaron Goldman

Mediaocean is transforming its advertising software suite for the age of convergence, pulling together its products into a single platform. The move follows the recent integration with 4C, which Mediaocean acquired last year to expand into social media, e-commerce and connected TV advertising. “We are unifying all our products into an omnichannel advertising platform,” Aaron […]


‘We’re Trying To Be a Unifier’ for Linear, Digital Ads: Comcast Technology Solution’s Richard Nunn

DENVER – As television advertising becomes more addressable and its creative becomes more personalized for households, the volume of commercials is expected to grow dramatically in the next few years. That growth will make automation of ad management a necessity for marketers, agencies and media channels. Amid the demand for streamlined work flows, Comcast Technology […]


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 […]

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