Fireside Chat: The Future of Advanced TV Relies on Understanding Audiences

What has advanced TV’s journey been to this point and where is it headed? A panel of industry leaders moderated by Forrester principal analyst Jim Nail explored both of these questions. Despite industry predictions that advanced TV would have long ago hit its inflection point, it has still yet to truly peak. “There’s a lot […]

 

Teamwork & Standards Needed For Advanced TV Scale: FreeWheel’s Clark

The technology isn’t the hard bit, the hard bit is getting everyone to use common standards. That is the growing refrain from advocates of advanced television advertising techniques like addressable targetability and frequency capping. They are witnessing a burgeoning set of technical capabilities, and a growing footprint of audiences with the devices to take advantage […]

 

Future TV Ads Are Converging: Amobee, FreeWheel, Zenith Execs Discuss

What is the future of TV advertising, now that buyers can deliver targeted campaigns to connected television devices, as well as to traditional linear audiences? That is what a panel of industry executives gathered to discuss at Beet Retreat In The City: Amobee – Philip Smolin, chief strategy officer FreeWheel – Joy Baer, president, FreeWheel […]

 

FreeWheel’s Rothwell Champions Ad-ID For Beating Fragmentation

FreeWheel and its premium-video advocacy group are putting their weight behind an initiative for the industry to adopt Ad-ID, in a bid to solve problems caused by media fragmentation. In this video interview with Beet.TV, James Rothwell, VP of global agency, brand and industry relations at Comcast Advertising, says the industry needs a universal ad ID to […]

 

Advanced TV Is Bringing Back Local Advertising: FreeWheel’s Wallach

Advanced TV doesn’t only concern the myriad streaming apps that are competing for customers’ attention. The industry’s shifts are changing the way traditional formats, like local television advertising, operate as well. According to Brian Wallach, svp and CRO of advanced TV at FreeWheel, which is owned by Comcast, local TV used to be the black […]

 

New TV Value Chain Must Play As A Team To Reach Scale: FreeWheel’s Baer

In a confusing sea of a hundred “point solutions”, you could forgive a client for ending up asking “what’s the point?” Case in point – the emerging world of connected TV offers huge potential for precision targeting, even marrying up that process with traditional linear TV buying. One of the leading technology suppliers helping deliver […]

 

Advanced Advertising on Linear TV Coming Into Focus, FreeWheel’s Dave Clark

While systems for advance targeting ads to individuals and groups have been well established  for digital video, these solutions are becoming increasingly attainable for linear television programming.  This emerging sector will be on of the main topics of a half-day Beet.TV event on October 22 hosted by Publicis Media and sponsored by FreeWheel and LiveRamp.  […]

 

FreeWheel’s Discovery Deal, Explained By GM Marcus

NBCUniversal parent Comcast acquired FreeWheel in 2014, but that affiliation doesn’t appear to have affect FreeWheel’s ability to strike deals with other broadcasters. In a deal announced today, Discovery Inc, which already was a FreeWheel customer, says it will now take on FreeWheel’s “unified decisioning platform to enable holistic advertising management for Discovery’s full roster […]

 

Audience Means Outcome: FreeWheel’s Wallach

As TV advertisers start demanding to buy ads from which they can expect real business outcomes like sales, how can vendors in the chain best deliver? Attribution technology is rising in prominence, as programmers seek ways to show agencies the effectiveness of new-wave, data-fuelled advanced TV ads. But an executive at the center of the […]

 

Inscape’s McAfee: OAR Consortium Offers Flexibility To Scale Addressable TV

CANNES—A direct relationship with owners of television advertising inventory is one of the core premises behind Project OAR, which hopes to develop an open standard for addressable ads on connected TV’s. “As long as there’s someone in the middle, there are levels of complication that just won’t make this work,” says Jodie McAfee, SVP of […]

 

FreeWheel’s Marcus: How Smart TV’s Complement Cable Box Viewing Data

When you co-mingle television-viewing data from set-top cable boxes with data from smart TV’s, you get closer to tracking fragmented consumption. But what complicates measurement of IP-delivered video content is an understanding of what IP-connected devices are actually associated with people in a given household. That’s a person-level frontier that FreeWheel plans to tackle, according […]

 

Tracking Incremental Reach Expands With ACR Data: FreeWheel’s Wallach

FreeWheel’s already formidable footprint in tracking video viewing across screens got a boost when it began to factor in smart-TV data from Inscape. And with TVSquared as a partner, campaign attribution and optimization can happen much sooner than has traditionally been the case. “From a measurement perspective and understanding viewership and consumption, we are partnering […]

 

Vevo’s McGurn: After Shift In Distribution, Video Ad Inventory Expected To Sell Out In UpFront

About a year after sunsetting its own apps in favor of distribution via YouTube and virtual MVPD’s, Vevo expects to sell out “a nine-figure body” of music video advertising inventory in the UpFront. It’s part of Vevo’s plan for “returning music television to the living room,” says Kevin McGurn, President of Sales & Distribution. In […]

 

Identity Resolution Needed To Enable Data-Driven TV: FreeWheel’s Manningham

Coming in to view, the new world of using audience data to precision-target connected TV advertisements depends on a solid understanding of who those consumers really are. But do marketers have what they need to succeed in this new world? “Identity is really at the center of data-driven TV,” says Jason Manningham, General Manager of […]

 

Comcast Advertising’s Greenwald On The Power Of TV And Local Targeting

At the recent LUMA Partners Digital Media East conference, Beet.TV caught up with Kevin Greenwald, Sr. Director of Strategic Initiatives at Comcast Advertising. He talked about what Comcast Advertising is excited about as a champion/partner to Comcast Spotlight, FreeWheel and NCC Media in the rapidly changing TV space. He sees tremendous opportunity in the power […]

 

Hearst Television Integrates With FreeWheel Monetization And Revenue Management Platform

Hearst Television’s Hearst Anyscreen OTT offering is adding scale through an integration with FreeWheel’s Monetization and Revenue Management platform. It’s a first step toward also enhancing the value of its local broadcast inventory. “They’ll be putting demand into our marketplace and doing audience extension to find their audiences on other premium content in service of […]

 

FreeWheel Unifies A+E’s Ad Decisioning

A 1980s TV commercial for the combined shampoo-and-conditioner Wash & Go made famous the catchphrase: “Take two bottles in to the shower?!” Now ad-tech firm FreeWheel is effectively uniting the “shampoo” and “conditioner” of TV ad sales – creating a unified product in which A+E Networks can manage two different kinds of ads. Comcast-owned FreeWheel has […]

 

Omnicom’s Steuer Wants More ‘Democratized’ Set-Top, ACR Data

Omnicom Media Group’s Jonathan Steuer is encouraged by the emergence of solutions that “co-mingle” set-top box and automatic content recognition viewing data, the most recent example of which is FreeWheel Media working with Inscape. At the recent FreeWheel NOWFRONT event in Manhattan, Steuer, who is Chief Research Officer, welcomed the “consistent effort across almost all […]

 

Data Plus Math Will Measure FreeWheel Inventory In-Flight To Gauge Business Outcomes

FreeWheel is bringing in-flight advertising campaign attribution optimization across traditional television, OTT and digital video via a partnership with Data Plus Math. “When we work with FreeWheel, we’re really measuring FreeWheel’s inventory,” says John Hoctor, Co-Founder & CEO of Data Plus Math. What Data Plus Math brings to Comcast’s FreeWheel is “a fast, automated and […]

 

Three Steps To NBC’s ‘Single Decision Brain’: FreeWheel’s Rooke

When Digiday reported recently how Comcast-owned NBCUniversal was beginning to use FreeWheel, its ad-tech software stablemate, to schedule linear TV ads, it set industry tongues wagging. That sort of integration requires extensive infrastructure development. But bigger things are coming, says James Rooke, FreeWheel GM, publishers, who explains the workings in this video interview with Beet.TV. […]

 
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