Xaxis’ Schlickum Sees TV As Fuel For Online Ads, Not Vice Versa

LONDON — The excitement in ad-land is all about the eventual appearance of “programmatic” advertising technology, which has already revolutionized online display and video ad sales, in to the $75 billion traditional television industry. But Caspar Schlickum doesn’t quite see it that way. While many tech vendors get excited about converting TV in to another programmatic video end point, […]

 

FCC Cable Box Reforms Make Data-Driven TV Urgent: Simulmedia’s Morgan

SEVILLE – Government regulation “FCC 16-18” may sound innocuous enough – but the implications of the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to open up set-top box hardware will be far-reaching. The rule would compel cable companies to offer their programming not just over their own boxes but through those of third-party vendors, too. One ad industry […]

 

CNNgo By The Numbers: 9.5 Million Hours Views In March

LAS VEGAS — Over the years, CNN’s online video strategy has ranged from the free to the paid, the locked-down to the open-access, to the in-between. The latest strategy sits in the latter camp, after CNN launched CNNgo – with access to its live stream plus on-demand shows – back in 2014. So how is CNNgo […]

 

Bloomberg’s Bickford Sees TV Ads Held Back By Lack Of Data

Bloomberg Media wants all its outposts to remain free. That’s going to require continued advertiser finance. So it’s no wonder the company is frustrated with the state of TV ad sales. Bloomberg TV sales head David Bickford wants to teach the old dog of telly some new tricks – namely, the kind of measurement and […]

 

NAB’s New Digital Group Must Fill Data Gaps: Cablevision’s Tatta

On the eve of a special digital-only meeting at the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, one cable operator has urged it to solve TV’s data problem. The NAB is has tabled a Digital Summit, including assembling a board to tackle the issue – namely, how to standardize measurement and reporting mechanisms for quantifying viewership […]

 

US Election Will Drive Programmatic Momentum: says DashBid, MediaMath, Rubicon Project, SpotX & Videology

VIEQUES, PR — Programmatic advertising is expected to consolidate its place at the advertising table in the campaign for the upcoming US presidential election. Ad spending in the upcoming presidential election could trump the last poll by 20%, reaching $11.4bn, with digital breaking the $1bn barrier, according to a Borrell Associates forecast. And programmatic video could […]

 

Deloitte Gets In To TV Tech Tools Game: Ledger

LAS VEGAS — These days, it seems it is no longer enough for a consulting firm to just offering consulting advice – you have to back it up with implementation, too. That’s what Deloitte is doing by partnering with three software providers to wrap up their offerings as one of its own, the so-called MarketMix for Media. […]

 

Sky’s Hopes To Retain Its Place In Ad Lifecycle With Smart Analytics

LONDON — In the digital media ecosystem, disintermediation lurks around every corner. With so much of the advertising industry in flux, it is easy for an incumbent player to be dislodged by market forces. European satellite operator, channel owner and telco Sky is fighting against that tide when it comes to next-generation advertising, launching an analytics suite for its […]

 

Banks Follow Autos To Addressable TV: Modi’s Thissen

FORT LAUDERDALE — Cars have proved that addressable TV advertising can work, now credit cards are ready to attest to its efficiency. The new concept means brands can advertise only to relevant segments of TV viewers, targeted at the household level, cutting out wasted spend. Joanna Thissen, targeted TV division at Modi Media, Group M’s division working […]

 

TV Will Start Looking Like Internet: FreeWheel’s Rothwell

FORT LAUDERDALE — They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks – but that’s exactly what is going to happen in media, as old-fashioned linear TV begins learning some of the ad targeting tactics digital advertisers have long enjoyed. That change is happening because, as TVs or TV boxes get connected to the internet and […]

 

Viant’s Xumo Makes Web Publishers TV Programmers via OTT

LAS VEGAS — Many web publishers have made a great business – and a big audience – out of online video. Now, could the last mile may be taking that video to the big screen in the living room? Xumo hopes so. The joint venture between Panasonic and MySpace’s latest owner, Viant, is a software layer for […]

 

Sky’s AdVance Connects Ad Ops Across Screens: West

LONDON — European satellite operator, channel owner and telco Sky has been pioneering the cross-over of digital media and TV ad sales these last couple of years, notably launching Sky AdSmart, its addressable TV offering, allowing advertisers to target individual households. Then, in October, the company bowed AdVance, a suite knitting together data from across its many screens […]

 

IP-Delivered Live TV Programming Accelerating in Living Room, Adobe’s Helfand

LAS VEGAS – IP delivery of live TV  programming via OTT devices is surging:  So called “TV Everywhere” consumption has moved from primarily via mobile devices to the living room.  In the last twelve months OTT device viewing has gone from under 10% to some 25% of live streamed content, says Jeremy Helfand, Vice President, Adobe […]

 

Next for SpotX: Deeper Targeting via Integration with Lotame, Krux, others

LAS VEGAS – For SpotX, a leading supply side platform for premium video publishers, the new year will bring deeper targeting via closer collaborations with data providers such Krux and Lotame, says Jeremy Straight,  SVP for Partnerships, in this interview with Beet.TV We spoke with Straight at the CES show about partnerships for SpotX and prospects […]

 

SpotX Readies Expansion to Asia

LAS VEGAS — The last couple of years were pretty big ones for digital video supply-side advertising platform and programmatic marketplace SpotX. In July 2014, the big European broadcaster RTL Group acquired a controlling interest in the company. Then, last year, the outfit rebranded from its former name, SpotXchange, as it gained traction in Europe thanks to […]

 

FreeWheel Targets Dynamic Ad Insertion for Linear TV

FreeWheel, a pioneering adtech company  that enables many of the world’s leading digital video publishers manage dynamic ad insertion, has unveiled a solution that allows insertion into linear television. The company is making available its Hybrid Linear Digital Ad-Scheduler (HyLDA), a program that enables premium video publishers to plan, optimize and manage live content using a […]

 

Innovid Raises $27.5 Million in New Round

Innovid, a video adtech company that allows marketers the ability to serve and measure interactive advertising across screens, has raised $27.5 million in new funding, the company says. New Spring Capital has become the latest investor in the company, while all previous investors, including Sequoia Capital Israel, Genesis Partners, Vintage Investment Partners, Cisco Ventures and T-Venture, participated in […]

 

The Importance Of Video Ad Measurement, By A+E’s Boykoff

FORT LAUDERDALE — Until now, effectively measuring digitally-bought video and TV ads has to discover true effectiveness has been a bit of a problem – but that’s set to change, according to US TV channel operator A+E Networks‘ digital analytics VP Lee Boykoff. “There was a mature measurement system in place for TV. As we moved into mobile […]

 

OTT Activations In Europe Are Catching Up: YuMe’s Hanks

LONDON — Smart TV sales revenue in Europe jumped 10.2% last year, according to GFU Connections for those TVs have historically been patchy, but now the market looks like picking up. “OTT has been a little behind in Europe than it has in the U.S., primarily because the activation of consumers has been a little slower,” according […]

 

Panel Debate: comScore vs. Nielsen vs. Rentrak: Finding Friction With Competing Ad Currencies

FORT LAUDERDALE — Fragmented content consumption has given rise to platforms that help advertisers and buyers aiming to put measurement back together. The only problem? They’re fragmented, too! Does any of this matter? Some marketers are becoming excited about the prospect of unifying ad measurements in to a single, holistic metric. But is that feasible? An entertaining panel convened at […]

 
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