Scaling-Up Advanced TV: Inscape, OpenAP Execs On Coming Together

2019 appears to have marked the year when TV providers and their technology vendors have come to a critical realization – that individual innovation on advertiser offerings is great but, without commonality across the industry, the opportunity will necessarily be limited. That is why we have begun to see a range of collaborations, consortia and […]

 

TV Companies Uniting Against Duopoly: OpenAP’s Levy

Getting US TV companies together and on the same page to come together in their shared interest may sound like herding cats. But, in 2019, David Levy found the door relatively easy to push on. The CEO of OpenAP, a consortium through which several broadcast companies are teaming to make it easier for advertisers to […]

 

OpenAP Grows Up: Next Step Is To Become A Marketplace, New CEO Levy Says

OpenAP no longer just wants broadcasters to use the same language in their sales pitch to advertisers. Now it also wants to do the selling, too. Under its first iteration, the two-year-old consortium is the means through which Fox, Viacom, NBC Universal and Univision have harmonized how they define audience segments that are used by […]

 

For Turner’s Levy, Viewers And Traditional TV Ecosystem Are Top Priorities

For most of the three decades that David Levy has been with Turner, it’s been advertising first, distribution second and consumer experience third. “We’ve now flipped that over the last couple of years and consumer experience is number one, distribution second and advertising third,” Levy says. As he looks ahead to CES 2019, he talks […]

 

true[X] Doesn’t Serve Fox Alone, explains COO David Levy

It may have been bought by 21st Century Fox a year ago, but video ad tech platform true[X] is taking pains to say that doesn’t mean it serves just one studio master. “true[X] is still an independent organization – we still service ABC, CBS, Viacom,” says true[X] COO and C0founder David Levy, in this video interview with Beet.TV. The company’s […]

 

How Choice Enhances Ad Engagement: true[X]’s Levy

CANNES — TV ads aren’t as effective as they could be online because viewers instinctively want to be able to exert choices over otherwise passive content. That’s according to an ad exec whose company enables that functionality. “We have incredible budgets for television commercials. What we haven’t really seen is incredible production budgets for digital […]