UK’s BSkyB Investing in U.S. Digital Media and AdTech

SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this year, UK satellite TV and telco giant BSkyB set up an outpost in Silicon Valley, hoping to invest in technology companies that might give it an edge in digital media. Having already invested in video aggregator Pluto.TV, mobile native ad tech’s Sharethrough and VR video upstart Jaunt, business development VP Hilary Perchard says he […]

 

Unbundle TV Or Suffer: BSkyB’s Perchard

SAN FRANCISCO — CBS may just be beginning to unbundle its TV service but, in the UK, dominant pay TV service BSkyB has been offering over-the-top interview device viewing for some time to both its existing subscribers and a new wave of non-subscribers. The company’s separate NowTV brand offers Sky movie, sport and entertainment subscription channels on […]

 

No More Ratecards? Sky’s West On Addressable Ad Pricing

LONDON — If every TV ad campaign can be individually targeted, what good is fixed ad pricing anymore? UK satellite and telco provider BSkyB, which this year launched its AdSmart addressable ad initiative, envisages a spectrum of prices for different advertisers. “The conversation has moved on from being a commoditized rate that is transparent for […]

 

BSkyB Plans Bigger Footprint For ‘AdSmart’ Addressable TV

LONDON — British satellite TV and telco operator BSkyB hopes its AdSmart technology – one of the world’s largest real-world deployments of addressable TV – will soon extend to more TV channels and more countries. Launched in January after lengthy gestation, AdSmart sees different ads served to different viewers by storing alternate ads on their respective […]

 

UK’s BSkyB Sees A Third Of Subscribers Watch Mobile

The UK may not have a joint “TV Everywhere” initiative like that in the US – but subscription satellite TV and broadband operator  BSkyB is seeing mobile viewing boom despite (or perhaps because) of that. “We are seeing … a third of our customer base using ‘TV everywhere’ every month,” says BSkyB‘s business developer VP Hilary […]

 

Addressable TV’s Roll-Out Will Be Uneven: Nielsen’s Seth

SAN FRANCISCO — Programmatically-driven addressable TV advertising in the digital age is “not a pipe dream” – but it will be realized in some countries sooner than others, says media measurer Nielsen’s EVP of global media products, Amit Seth. Seth tells Beet.TV the opportunity is being approached by both cable operators at their back-end and […]