4C Insights Acquires Teletrax to Drive Addressable TV Ad Decisioning

CHICAGO — The latest incarnation of a leading TV-synced online ads enabler is coming in to focus, with the announcement, by ad data company 4C Insights, that it has raised funds to acquire Teletrax, aiming to beef up its activities in social and TV advertising. “We’re playing aggressively in the decisioning process for addressable TV and we’re […]


Rightster Rolls Up Base79, Viral Spiral For MCN Scale

LONDON –  He told us he would buy companies – and today that guidance came to pass. Charlie Muirhead’s Rightster is taking a big step to consolidate the video ecosystem by buying two of its biggest protagonists. Eight months after going public to raise £22.4m, the firm is acquiring viral video management firm Viral Spiral for up […]


Mega Media Mergers Point to the “Converged TV World of our Future,” Banker Terence Kawaja

The recent flurry of media M&A activities, including the AT&T DirectTV deal, means that the big players are “lining up their assets” in advance of the inevitable convergence of TV and digital  video, says Terence Kawaja, head of LUMA  Partners, a boutique New York investment bank specializing in digital media, in this interview with Beet.TV […]


In Video Mash-Up, Ebuzzing & Teads Merge Ahead Of IPO

In a sign of the growing importance of online video advertising technology, two of the sector’s vendors are merging – and say they plan to go public next year. Ebuzzing, which was co-founded by French web entrepreneur Pierre Chapaz, and Teads, a French ad tech firm bringing new formats to market, say they are combining to […]


Kawaja: No Bubble In ‘Sciencification’ Of Advertising

LOS ANGELES — The digital marketing technology landscape may be expanding, but it isn’t about to go pop, says one of digital media’s most noted banker-advisers. “We’ve seen a change from media intermediation being an art to more of a science,” Luma Partners‘ Terence Kawaja tells Beet.TV. “You hear about the word ‘programmatic’… bringing software […]