Samba’s Navin Sees TV ACR Evolving, Strikes 605 Deal

SAN FRANCISCO – Samba.tv, the company whose software reports TV viewing behavior from millions of American devices, says it has to change tack to cope with changing privacy expectations. Launched in 2008 and backed by investors including Mark Cuban, the outfit works by having software embedded on the chipsets of millions of viewing devices which […]

 

Samba TV’s Axwave Acquisition Adds Automatic TV Ad Detection

Its software was already embedded on nearly 200 million TV-viewing devices, helping advertisers and broadcasters know what viewers are watching. Now Samba TV is acquiring more technology to boost the viewing insights. The San Francisco-based firm is using part of its earlier Series B fundraising to acquire Axwave, whose automated content recognition (ACR) uses microphone-based […]

 

Identity Resolution Big Focus for Samba TV

Television is ready to step in to the future to embrace the new audience targeting opportunities in front of it. But, to do so, TV is going to need to learn some new tricks – chiefly, how to identify viewers in order to stop serving them repetitive ads. That is according to one executive whose […]

 

Samba.tv Lands Investment from Liberty, Plans Global Expansion

When you just took $7.5mn from one of the world’s leading pay-TV operators, you can afford to be bullish. In this video interview with Beet.TV, a founder whose company helps deliver one of the new-wave methods of measuring TV audiences says one of those in the crop of techniques is “over-hyped”. Samba TV CEO Ashin […]