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 […]


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 […]


RTL’s Nölke’s Keeps Ad-Tech Simple After SpotX, Clypd Investments

LONDON — We are working in an age where technology seems to make everything possible – from uncovering the ad views that never happened, to producing the ultimate, all-encompassing metric for advertising experienced across screen types. But is the industry too busy debating the potential, complex future measurement systems to notice that they are already here? “I […]


Kantar, Nielsen Face Off To Upgrade UK TV Measurement

LONDON — The organization charged with measuring UK TV viewing for channels’ advertisers, Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), used to be critized for its traditionalist approach to the task – a 5,1oo-household panel method supposed to represent country-wide viewing in a multi-media age. But BARB is reinventing itself. The organisation already measures consumers’ digital viewing of core broadcasters’ shows, […]


Clypd Will Take SpotX Alliance To Open Market In 2016: CEO Summers

LONDON — They both received investment from the big German TV group RTL, now video ad tech companies Clypd and SpotX are set to solidify their partnership even further under the same stable. Already this year, the pair told Beet.TV they would team up, after RTL’s $144m investment in to SpotX in 2014 and $19.4m in Clypd this […]


Netherlands Leads Europe For Programmatic Video: IHS Study

COLOGNE — When it comes to technology adoption, conventional wisdom goes that the UK, France and Germany – in that order – tend to take on new practices ahead of the continent’s pack. But that belief has been up-ended by an IHS research report which shows another country leads the way. “The top market is the […]


EU TV Embracing Data Faster Than US: Videology’s Jamboretz

Traditionally, US customers adopt digital technology faster than those elsewhere around the world. But, when it comes to embracing new, data-driven approaches to selling video advertising, European broadcasters have got out of the gate first. “The interaction between TV and digital distribution channels is actually way more linked up than we’ve been seeing in the […]


Xaxis’ Schlickum: ‘Europe Has Adopted RTB More Carefully Than US’

COLOGNE — “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed,” wrote sci-fi novelist William Gibson. And that’s exactly the landscape for so-called programmatic and real-time automated ad bidding techniques. “The way publishers have engaged with the programmatic space in Europe has been much more careful – they’ve thought about it much more,” […]