Dynamic Ad Choice Coming To Programmers: “This Technology’s” Sherwin

Dynamic ad insertion – through which, video channel owners can swap in and out ads as content reaches viewers – is a growing phenomenon. Just before Christmas, one such technology provider, Elemental Technologies, scored a $14.5 million investment for the prospect. “What’s really driving a lot of DAI (dynamic ad insertion) – at least in […]

 

TV Can Be As Accountable As Digital: INVISION’s Miller

Advertisers reared on a generation of scientific online targeting and measurement may pour scorn, nowadays, on the relatively imprecise medium of TV – but new television techniques with a digital flavor may change that, says an ad tech exec. “Buying television has always been about buying audiences – but the measurement hasn’t been there,” David Miller, […]

 

Video Is For Everyone: Kaltura’s Tsur

In a big year for video technology vendor Kaltura, the company acquired Tvinci, an outfit that helps content owners create over-the-top TV experiences. But more customers than just TV companies want to use video nowadays. “Visual experiences are becoming part of our lives, transforming the way we learn, entertain, work,” Kaltura president and co-founder Michal Tsur says […]

 

Beamly Wants To ‘Super-Charge’ Ads After Pivot ‘Step Change’

The social TV app formerly known as “Zeebox” has ambitions to offer advertisers new experiences, after rebranding to “Beamly” earlier this year. First launched in 2011, Zeebox helped viewers learn and talk about shows during live broadcast. But it expanded to VOD and a greater female focus this year in its pivot. “When a drama […]

 

Second Screens Yield Vital Data for TV Networks

The next hurdle for second screen marketing lies in measuring consumer sentiment towards a TV show, says Alan Wolk, Chairman of Second Screen Society, in an interview with Beet.TV. That can be done by tapping into the treasure trove of data available via mobile phones that consumers use to interact with a show. “How do […]

 

Addressable Tools Will Drive Programmatic TV, Videology’s Scott Ferber

Programmatic TV will be driven first by addressable tools, says Scott Ferber, Chairman and CEO of video advertising technology platform Videology, in an interview with Beet.TV. “The first step where programmatic and addressable will converge in the TV space is on the data side…understanding who is on the other end of the set-top box,” he says, […]

 

AdTech Banker Kawaja: Video Ad Platforms Need To Differentiate

If you are tired of trying to distinguish one “end-to-end, full-service video targeting and decisioning” vendor from another, imagine how people from outside the digital video industry must feel. LUMA partners CEO Terence Kawaja says 2015 will see ongoing video tech momentum after the “inflection year” of 2014: “We’ve just seen 28 transactions across the video Lumascape, […]

 

Nielsen-Adobe Deal on Track for 2015 Digital Ratings

As consumer interest in watching authenticated TV rises, the ad business will look for better ways to measure video across screens, says Jeremy Helfand, VP Adobe Primetime at Adobe, in this interview with Beet.TV. About 10% of all authenticated TV content is viewed through an OTT device, underscoring the need for measurement and functionality. “Being […]

 

WPP’s Modi to Deliver “Addressable” TV Ads Programmatically with Videology

Modi, the recently launched advanced TV unit of WPP’s GroupM, is working with video adtech company Videology to deliver television advertising to specific cable and satellite users in real-time, using programmatic ad decisioning technology, explains Jamie Power, Senior Partner at Modi, in this interview with Beet.TV This new scenario will allow the agency to sell […]

 

Ad Buyers Can Target Cox Viewers In 2015 With AudienceXpress

The sale of TV advertising is about to go a lot more “programmatic” early in 2015, when advertisers via Magna Global start buying slots in Cox Media programming via a new platform. Powered by planning, buying and reporting optimization platform AudienceXpess, the new system will help Magna Global agency clients advertise on Cox Media cable […]

 

Connect The Dots To Pay-By-Outcome Ads: Simulmedia’s Morgan

So far in the history of advertising, marketers have had to satisfy themselves with measuring the effectiveness of their spending against relatively soft outcome metrics, like clicks, views or consumers’ propensity to buy. But now some marketers are beginning to demand publishers and networks charge them only when ads have generated an actual sale. “The […]

 

Mondelēz’s Bough Aims To Be A Data Player

One of the industry’s celebrated digital marketing chiefs says using his company’s own data about consumer behavior will become key to future campaign management. “Data will become more and more important to every single piece of media that we buy,” Mondelēz International global media and consumer engagement VP B. Bonin Bough tells Beet.TV in this video interview. […]

 

Dijit And Viggle Make Reminder-And-Reward TV ‘Circle’

SAN FRANCISCO — Viggle has set about enabling a virtuous “circle” of TV discovery and reward after acquiring Dijit in January. Dijit’s NextGuide product lets broadcasters place a “reminder” button on their pages so that viewers can receive notifications of upcoming shows. Viggle, a check-in app that gives users rewards for watching shows, acquired the […]

 

Canoe Catches A Wave After VOD Ad Pivot

SAN FRANCISCO — Once conceived as an ambitious cable industry effort to insert ads in interactive TV, Canoe Ventures says it is now making headway after pivoting from its original goal. The venture flipped three years ago to help TV content owners benefit from ad sales in their own content when it is hosted on cable operators’ […]

 

Simple.TV Enables ‘TV Everywhere’ For Broadcast

SAN FRANCISCO — After launching to let viewers consume live and recorded US broadcast TV on a multitude of devices in 2011, Simple.TV will soon launch in the UK. CEO Mark Ely tells Beet.TV: “A lot of there most watched, most popular content is available through the major networks. We are the TV Everywhere solution for […]

 

LG Sets WebOS To Work On Simplifying Smart TVs

SAN FRANCISCO — It was the operating system that nobody loved. When LG Electronics acquired webOS from HP in 2013, it bought a technically sound OS that had struggled to make headway during the mobile platform wars. Now the electronics group is hoping webOS can finally flourish by simplifying the smart TV experience, with the […]

 

GroupM Seeks ‘Coalitions’ To Boost Branded Video Scale

SAN FRANCISCO — Ad group WPP is already making video and TV shows on behalf of advertisers, through its GroupM Entertainment division. But it wants to bring distribution platforms together to take its content to larger audiences. “The big aggregators have advantages, whether they’re Yahoo, AOL, Google or YouTube,” says the division’s CEO Peter Tortocici. “They […]

 

Black Arrow Wants Cable Co’s To Monetize All Screens

SAN FRANCISCO —  BlackArrow SVP Chris Hock says the company helps pay-TV operators make money from their content, no matter what screen it is served on. The San Jose, CA, firm’s technology is used by traditional cable operators in up to 32 million US homes, Hock says. The outfit’s product suites include software for campaigns, […]

 

Scripps Sets Out To Softly Sync Its Divided Channels

SAN FRANCISCO — Lifestyle TV company Scripps Networks Interactive is already doing plenty in digital media – now it wants to better marry those activities with its core TV strategy. “Ninety-five percent of our revenue comes from linear – and yet we have a gargantuan digital side,” the company’s senior advisor Channing Dawson tells Beet.TV. […]

 

Data Mining Can Cure TV Fragmentation: ThinkAnalytics’ Martin

SAN FRANCISCO — Can crunching gigabytes of data help TV companies give viewers more of what they want? Christy Martin, chief technology advisor at search and recommendation firm ThinkAnalytics, thinks so. “There’s tons of opportunity that’s still untapped,” she tells Beet.TV. “With all the fragmentation that’s out there – for programmers making sure that their content […]

 
1 2