Consumer Ad Attention Key To Digital/TV Convergence: Consultant Joan Fitzgerald

MIAMI – Yes, digital media and traditional TV are converging, but there’s much yet to be learned about improving the advertising viewing experience across screens. Moving from impression-based metrics to understanding consumer attention will help move things along. Some thinking holds that video is video, regardless of the platform, as sellers are more frequently combining […]

 

Prediction Engines Guess TV Audience In New Era: TiVo’s FitzGerald

LAS VEGAS — This year, several of the big US TV networks have declared they will make moves to let advertising buyers use granular and first-party viewer data, over and above traditional Nielsen data, to target ads on linear TV. Fox, Viacom and Turner teamed to form OpenAP, a system in which they will allow ad […]

 

Beet Retreat Panel Targets The Cross-Device Conundrum: Sorenson, Simulmedia, TiVo

MIAMI – Finding needles in hidden haystacks just might be the best metaphor for the current state of cross-platform targeting. As was evident during a panel discussion during the recent Beet.tv Retreat 2016, approaches vary by company and are limited to the best data sources until better ones come along. For Sorenson Media, which uses […]

 

Media Research Is Now Data Science: TiVo’s FitzGerald

MIAMI — In some ways, it was the usurping of the old guard by the new school. Earlier this year, TV data company Rovi acquired set-top box outfit TiVo in a deal valued at $1.1bn. Then the combined entity took on the TiVo name, creating a corporation that own box the boxes and the data. So you’ll […]

 

Rovi And TiVo Union Closes The Loop On Audience Targeting, Inventory Management

Playing both ends against the middle is an age-old tactic with which most children and parents are familiar. For TiVo, in its new iteration after being acquired by Rovi, the idiom sums up the combined forces being brought to bear on the business of audience targeting. Working the front end and back end of television […]