FreeWheel Partnering w/ Sky to Grow Addressable TV Ads Across Europe

LONDON — Leading UK satcaster, telco and channel operator Sky has used FreeWheel for the last few years, to manage its digital video ad inventory. Now it will deploy the company’s platforms more widely, as it begins to consolidate its operations across Europe. The former BSkyB of the UK completed a £7bn merger with its sister companies in […]

 
 

Customer Experience Comes Before Ad Monetization For Belgium’s Proximus

COLOGNE — Many operators out there are busy launching initiatives to super-target digital TV viewers. But, when you’re a telco with paying subscribers, you’d better be sure you don’t do anything that annoys your paying customers, says a Belgian quad-play provider. “As a telco, we see our users not only as an audience, we see […]

 
 

Automation Can Be Inefficient: FreeWheel’s Rooke

COLOGNE — Programmatic ad-trading technology has been used to automate and refine the process of buying and selling online display ads. Now it is also making in-roads to online video. Next, many hope it will similarly revolutionise TV advertising. But is programmatic automation really all it’s cracked up to be? “When people talk about programmatic and they […]

 
 

Common Measurement Is A Smokescreen: FreeWheel’s Heller

COLOGNE — These days, a plethora of advertising technologies gives brands analytical insight in to a whole array of campaign data points. As the tech burgeons, many advertisers, scratching their head at all the results, speculate about combining those data in to a single score. But that would not be the right way to go […]

 
 

StickyAds Sticks With FreeWheel For Video Ad Supply

COLOGNE — European video ad tech vendor StickyAds is hailing its recently-announced tie-up with video-buying platform FreeWheel as signifying US growth for the company. FreeWheel has launched its Preferred Partners Initiative, a programme which will enable deeper integration of third-party supply-side ad platforms. Details of the deeper integrations were not available in FreeWheel’s announcement. “We share the same […]

 
 

Operators & Programmers Working Closer: FreeWheel’s Bremond

COLOGNE — Traditionally, in many markets, they have been distinct entities in the TV access world. But now broadcast access operators and the programmers whose content they depend on are working more closely together in the programmatic advertising future. “In the US in the also quarter, about 20% of the volume we were trafficking on our platform […]

 
 

SpotX CEO Sees TV Opportunity In FreeWheel Integration

COLOGNE — Recently-rebranded online video advertising platform SpotX reckons it will get more access to premium broadcasters and publishers from a new partnership with its peer FreeWheel. FreeWheel has opened its Preferred Partners Initiative for supply-side platforms (SSPs). That builds on its existing partner integrations by allowing its customers to tap in to new sources of advertising supply. StickyADS.tv and […]

 
 

Research: Digital Video Growing On Live, Long-Form Demand

The old adage used to be that digital video had to be short, that viewers wouldn’t sit and watch it in long sessions. That may have been true on the desktop – but video ad tech company FreeWheel’s latest quarterly market report shows new devices are now driving online video ever more toward long-form and live […]

 
 

FreeWheel Targets Ads to Set-top Boxes via Canoe Collaboration

A host of ad tech platforms is helping marketers break down the boundaries between buying TV ads, VOD ads, digital video ads and all the other flavors of moving-image ads. That’s the topic that seems set to dominate the upcoming DMEXCO digital marketing expo in Cologne. Speaking with Beet.TV in this video interview, FreeWheel marketplaces GM James Rooke channels […]

 
 

Videology Partners In Programmatic TV ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’: Gaskamp

AUSTIN — Videology sees its recently-inked integration deal Comcast-owned ad tech platform FreeWheel as “bridging the gap” until true programmatic TV advertising might finally be enabled. Last month, the pair announced video ad tech vendor Videology would plug in to FreeWheel to help advertisers buy video inventory programmatically on publisher sites through its FourFronts program, an extension of its private marketplace. […]

 
 

FreeWheel Plugs In Videology Ahead Of Upfronts: Rothwell

AUSTIN — Comcast-owned ad tech platform FreeWheel is plugging video ad tech peer Videology in to its platform, to help advertisers buy programmatically through its FourFronts program, an extension of its private marketplace. FourFronts enables marketers and agencies to reserve video inventory with publishers via FreeWheel. “We see it as very important with the upfront season coming up for […]

 
 

Authenticated Online Viewing Is Booming: FreeWheel’s Rooke

FORT LAUDERDALE — Online video viewing that requires consumers log in is growing, now that TV Everywhere services have popularized the notion. That is according to video ad tech platform FreeWheel, which expects to observe growth in its upcoming Q4 video monetization report. FreeWheel’s business solutions GM James Rooke expects “continued growth in viewing taking place behind the authentication […]

 
 

Live Viewing Over Connected TV’s up 200%: FreeWheel’s Rooke

FORT LAUDERDALE — Viewers love TV, but they love watching TV on multiple device screens even more, says a video ad tech vendor targeting benefits form the consumer shift. “Consumers see TV as TV – an episode of Family Guy is an episode of Family Guy, regardless of where you watch it,” says video ad […]

 
 

FreeWheel Aims To Empower And Protect Advertisers, Publishers

NAPA, CA — Comcast-owned video ad server FreeWheel cut its recent partnership with TubeMogul to protect but empower both sides of the advertising chain, says FreeWheel business solutions GM James Rooke. The partnership sees advertisers use their own audience data to buy video ads via TubeMogul, whilst TubeMogul lets publishers do deals using that data – but sensitivities […]

 
 

Comcast Acquisition is Powering FreeWheel’s Global Expansion

COLOGNE — Video ad management platform FreeWheel is looking to international and ecosystem growth following its recent acquisition by cable operator Comcast. “We’re powering ad decisioning and management for 90% of broadcast community in the US,” FreeWheel’s global solutions and corporate development SVP Frans Vermeulen tells Beet.TV in this panel discussion with LUMA Partners founder and CEO Terence Kawaja, […]

 
 

Comcast Closes Deal on FreeWheel Acquisition, report

Comcast has finalized its acquisition of digital video ad services company FreeWheel, according to this report by Peter Kafka up on Re/code.  The deal could be worth as much as $375 million  In August we spoke with FreeWheel co-ceo Doug Knopper about the company and it’s plans for growth.   Knopper will stay after the […]

 
 

Ad Loads Up, TV Everywhere Viewing Rises, FreeWheel Says

NEW YORK — The number of ads in digital programming has risen this year, but the completion rates remain steady, says Brian Dutt, Manager of Advisory Services at FreeWheel in an interview with Beet.TV at the VideoNuze event in New York this week. Consumers see about 12 video ads per video view, up 29% from a year […]

 
 

Mobile Video Viewing is Surging, FreeWheel Study

SAN FRANCISCO  –The use of mobile devices has boosted all video viewing by 38% year over year, said digital media technology company Freewheel in its just-released report on Q2 video viewing. The growth comes largely from tablet and mobile viewing, and many consumers are using these devices to watch longer programs. Long-form viewing comprises about […]

 
 

FreeWheel’s Heller: Video Audience Is Still Untapped

CANNES — Video companies are lagging behind what is now a massive consumer appetite for digital programming, according to one online exec. “In Q1, we saw somewhere north of 16 billion video views,” Jon Heller, whose company FreeWheel manages video for media clients, told Beet.TV in this video interview. “What we’ve seen is untapped volume. […]

 
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