CBS Wants Data to “Speak to Each Other,” Research Head Subramanyam

Lack of innovation isn’t a problem when it comes to advanced television and cross-screen measurement, because there’s lots of it out there, according to Radha Subramanyam. But the Chief Research & Analytics Officer at CBS wonders about the ultimate goal. “I think there’s a ton of innovation, inventions, a lot of granular data in the […]

 
 

BrightLine’s DataCast: Targeted Ads Across The OTT Landscape

Long known for its dynamic ad capabilities, BrightLine decided to add “a data side to the equation” with its DataCast offering in early 2018. The platform was built from scratch to account for core differences between Internet and mobile approaches that do not effectively port to TV, and many premium content providers have since signed […]

 
 

Havas’ Kanefsky: TV Buyers Want Impact, Great Content And More Ratings Points

With all the talk about more precise audience targeting for linear TV, some basic things can get overlooked. For veteran buy-siders like Jason Kanefsky, who’s witnessing his 30th Upfront, those things include basic supply and demand dynamics. So while “we’re taking a lot of first steps in lots of different directions,” sometimes there’s progress in […]

 
 

With Context A Key Sales Driver, Digital Media Needs A ‘Deep Dive’: Nielsen Catalina’s Feigenson

Matching media exposures to sales data shows that while creative and reach are the first two main drivers of purchases, respectively, context is a solid third. Which means that within the digital realm, there’s much work to be done understanding all the contextual permutations. These were key takeaways from observations shared by Nielsen Catalina Solutions […]

 
 

CBS All Access Subscribers Younger, Better Targeted: Debevoise

LAS VEGAS — Three months after launching its direct-to-consumer subscription internet TV service, the $5.99-a-month CBS All Access, CBS is finding age an early differentiator from its core TV audience business. “It’s a small base and growing,” CBS Interactive GM and SVP Marc Debevoise tells Beet.TV in this video interview at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las […]