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 […]


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 […]


Sky Aims To Capitalize On German Online Soccer Demand: Meininger

COLOGNE — Soccer is big in Germany – and that means soccer is watched a lot, not just on traditional TV but also on new online TV services. That’s what the satellite and telco operator Sky Deutschland is discovering in its multi-platform online viewing service brand, Sky Go. “If you look at the Bundesliga, for example, we […]


How Viewster Picks Video For Nerdy Millennials

BERLIN — Outside of some key markets, few may have heard of Viewster. But the Zurich- and Berlin-based VOD service has more than 20 million unique monthly users across four of its operating countries. At this week’s Berlinale (Berlin Film Festival) and European Film Market, Viewster chief content officer Robert Franke appeared on on a panel […]


Videoplaza CEO: Up To Half Of German Ads Being Blocked

COLOGNE — In Germany, top-tier publishers still exert more collective power over online rivals – but that doesn’t make them immune from their own empowered customers. In this video interview, video ad management company Videoplaza CEO Sorosh Tavakoli tells Beet.TV ad blocking is a big problem in the country: “We’re seeing up to 50% of […]