Addressable TV Ads Are ‘Holy Grail’: Videology’s Scott Ferber

COLOGNE — Imagine the highly targeted advertising the web is great at plus the broad reach that only ye olde TV can deliver. Old-fashioned broadcasters have long resisted but are now warming to the idea, says one online video technology boss. “The IP capabilities are so great right now, that makes it easy to focus […]

 

Death Of TV Is Greatly Exaggerated: GroupM’s Rob Norman

COLOGNE — Some digital media transitions aren’t that pronounced and TV isn’t such a problematic medium after all, says one of the leading ad agencies’ top digital thinkers. “It’s very easy … to take a view that the fast-streaming, uninterruptable, buffer-free, over-the-top experience is the actual experience of humans at large – it turns out not […]

 

Turn VP: TV Wants Real-Time Ads ‘Over Its Dead Body’

CANNES, France — Many in the industry are getting excited about the prospect that advertisers could buy spots in linear TV in real-time, just as they are now doing online. But legacy industry resistance may scupper that prospect, says one exec. “The old school TV guys say, ‘That’s never happening, over my dead body’,” according to […]

 

Black Arrow Wants Cable Co’s To Monetize All Screens

SAN FRANCISCO —  BlackArrow SVP Chris Hock says the company helps pay-TV operators make money from their content, no matter what screen it is served on. The San Jose, CA, firm’s technology is used by traditional cable operators in up to 32 million US homes, Hock says. The outfit’s product suites include software for campaigns, […]

 

Scripps Sets Out To Softly Sync Its Divided Channels

SAN FRANCISCO — Lifestyle TV company Scripps Networks Interactive is already doing plenty in digital media – now it wants to better marry those activities with its core TV strategy. “Ninety-five percent of our revenue comes from linear – and yet we have a gargantuan digital side,” the company’s senior advisor Channing Dawson tells Beet.TV. […]

 

BBC Set to Go All Digital with Youth Network “BBC Three,” Ralph Rivera Explains

LONDON — The BBC’s proposal to close its linear youth TV channel BBC Three in the UK but to go on publishing its shows online under the same brand will have little impact for a service already heavily consumed online, says the corporation’s future media director. “The BBC is the first broadcaster to go online-only […]

 

Brightcove’s Lai: Online Video Will Become Linear TV

Internet video today is a “pull” paradigm. But imagine an online video environment that merges effortlessly with the rolling model established by linear TV. That’s what Brightcove media and broadcast CTO Albert Lai imagines. Berating the “thick walls” between simulcast broadcast and pre-recorded on-demand, Lai tells Beet.TV: “The walls of those content types will disappear. […]