Luma Partners’ Terry Kawaja: With Convergent TV, Scale ‘Is Now On A Whole New Level’

LAS VEGAS – When Terry Kawaja takes in the proceedings at CES, he’s not focused on the “flashy consumer-facing stuff that we see on the show floor.” To the Founder and CEO of investment banking firm Luma Partners, it’s all about sub-trends. This means that things like self-driving cars, drones, artificial intelligence and virtual reality […]

 
 

From ‘Conversations To Action’ In The Changing TV Industry: Forrester’s Joanna O’Connell

MIAMI – From a perch like that of Joanna O’Connell at Forrester Research, it’s hard not to see the big picture in the roiling television business and what needs to change. Whether it’s the “insane” practice of continually chasing lower CPM’s or the “chicken-and-egg” Netflix business model. Overall, the Principal Analyst believes that things are […]

 
 

MediaLink’s Matt Spiegel Tracks The ‘Precision Marketing Journey,’ Choices Facing TV Broadcasters

MIAMI – It’s not just the television industry that’s undergoing massive change as linear slowly cedes to other viewing options. Marketers, meanwhile, must embrace new forms of measurement as table stakes in their efforts to keep pace with that change. For both, the question becomes “How can we enhance the speed of change,” says Matt […]

 
 

Forget Storytelling, It’s All About ‘Story Making’: Mastercard’s Raja Rajamannar

ORLANDO – Listening to Mastercard’s Raja Rajamannar, one wonders how marketers juggle the myriad the complexities and challenges that did not exist a mere decade ago. Even if they manage to master technology, brand safety, cause marketing and acquiring suitable talent, consumers don’t want to see their ads. So it’s a bit ironic that brands’ […]

 
 

On Heels Of Spotify Deal, Skinny Bundles Will Go Multidimensional: Hulu’s Peter Naylor

COLOGNE – While the present may seem like the heyday of skinny bundles, things are just getting started. Take Hulu’s recent partnering with Spotify for college students and the pairing of Netflix and T-Mobile. “We talk about bundling products and we talk about bundling video products together, but I think what’s interesting is the opportunity […]

 
 

Condé Nast’s Jim Norton Traces The Publisher’s Video And Film Evolution

Not that long ago, the only presence Condé Nast might have had on Netflix was when a Sex and the City character was reading an issue of GQ or Vanity Fair. Now the publisher has its own Netflix production recently green-lighted for a third season. It’s all part of the evolution not only of Condé […]

 
 

WPP’s Sorrell Sees ‘Groundswell’ Of Client Attitude for Programmatic TV

CANNES – Sir Martin Sorrell says marketers are changing their attitudes toward programmatic media buying at the same time as the growth of alternative content continues unabated. In this interview with Beet.TV, he also talks about WPP’s investments in content producers and how advertising “in one form or other” is seeping into Netflix. In the […]

 
 

Y&R’s Sable Sees A ‘Golden Age’ Of Content, Questions Hyper Targeting

Technology has done amazing things to create a variety of ways people can consume premium television content, helping to spark a “golden age” for content creators. But is the same technology and the data it enables encouraging the hyper targeting of audiences just because the capability exists? David Sable is quick to point out that […]

 
 

Publicis’ Shlachter Divines The Future Of Video Viewing, Commercial Load And Measurement

VIEQUES, PR – Imagine a future where the standard commercial load in one hour of video content is just five minutes. Where Facebook and YouTube have big subscription businesses reminiscent of traditional cable operators, and Netflix just might start selling ads. These were among a variety of possible scenarios explored at the annual Beet.TV Executive […]

 
 

Innovid’s Chalozin: Solving Complicated Problems While Serving One Third Of Web Video

Some types of digital innovation are easier to prove than others, among them online travel agencies and streaming video giant Netflix. Then there is the not inconsiderable task of getting marketers to change their worldview about audience targeting. Nine years ago, Innovid chose the latter path, providing an open platform approach to personalizing video targeting […]

 
 

Amid Audience Declines, TV Networks Must Prove Outcomes: Tom Rogers of WinView Games

Proving ROI on television advertising is “still in a fairly primitive state,” amid massive network audience declines and rising CPM’s. It’s a paradigm that Tom Rogers believes cannot continue much longer. Buying TV broadly on demographics without being able to match exposures to purchases leaves little opportunity for measuring spending efficiency, says Rogers, who is […]

 
 

Roku’s Rosenberg: Data And Interactivity Boost Value Of Advertising

HOLLYWOOD, Florida – Streaming television pioneer Roku foresees ad loads decreasing and, as a result, the value of ads has to increase. “From an ad strategy perspective, we feel strongly that an empowered consumer needs a more relevant and better ad experience than they’ve had historically in TV,” says VP of Advertising & Audience Development […]

 
 

comScore’s Fulgoni On Internet-Connected Devices And The Future of Media Research

LAS VEGAS – While running Information Resources Inc. beginning in 1980, Gian Fulgoni had an insider’s view of the consumer research business. With comScore now measuring some 120,000 Internet-connected devices within U.S. households, he sees the future of media research requiring lots of cooperation and less reliance on panels. The company’s technology is now in […]

 
 

IP Delivery Means Smarter Targeting, Reduced Ad Loads: Fox’s Marchese

Letting consumers opt in to engage with digital commercials in lieu of seeing a full pod of them is just “the tip of the spear” in the quest to replace frequency based advertising, says Fox Networks’ Joe Marchese. “This is where we’d like to end up. But between here and there, there’s a lot of […]

 
 

Netflix Could Make $8bn From Ads: Analyst Broughton

LONDON — What if Netflix started running ads? It is a topic that has previously been debated here on Beet.TV, with one exec betting: “They’re going to have to start to deploy some type of advertising model to recoup some of the revenue that they’re spending on this programming.” A new thorough analysis has shed some hard […]

 
 

Sports Is Catching Up With Hollywood In IPTV: Diffusion’s Espelien

LAS VEGAS — Rights restrictions traditionally have made it a challenge for many a digital platform to grab content. But Diffusion Group senior analyst Joel Espelien says one TV content type is lagging behind the others. “We’ve seen the rise of entertainment programming making it on to multiple screens – but we didn’t really see that with sports,” he tells […]

 
 

Netflix Wants it Programmatic Ads on Premium Sites

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is betting more on the use of programmatic buying to help grow its user base and better connect viewers with the shows it offers, says Kathy O’Dowd, Senior Manager of Programmatic Marketing at Netflix during an interview with Beet.TV. She says that as Netflix expands its own marketing with programmatic buying, it focuses on […]

 
 

Netflix Embracing Programmatic Video Advertising in New Marketing Push

SAN FRANCISCO –  Netflix is embracing programmatic video as a means to raise visibility of Netflix as an entertainment brand –  not as a service which had been the past marketing objective, explains Mike Zeman, Director of North American Marketing, in this interview with Beet.TV Zeman, who joined Netflix last year from the giant media […]

 
 

Zeebox App Now TV Remote for Comcast’s Xfinity Service

AMSTERDAM — Multi-purpose social TV app Zeebox has spent the last couple of years dreaming up ways to help viewers engage with TV channels and each other. Its latest release helps them revel in shows that aren’t on conventional channels. Speaking with Beet.TV at the IBC show, co-founder Anthony Rose said the Zeebox app, which […]

 
 

Netflix to Deploy Local “Cache Boxes” for Streaming HD Video to the “Last Mile”

Netflix, which dominates Internet traffic in the U.S. with as much as 30 percent of bandwidth at peak hours, is shifting from its distribution from content delivery networks (CDN’s), which stream from a central point, to a multitude of “cache” boxes which will be widely distributed to Internet providers who will store high quality video […]