Fox Networks Group Focus: Audience Target Optimization, Reducing Risk With Guarantees

The OpenAP audience-targeting consortium of Fox, Turner and Viacom has made it a lot easier to talk about advances in the traditional television ecosystem. And while last year’s Upfront was “very, very strong” for Fox, “this Upfront is going to be exponentially more powerful about focusing in on this type of conversation about precision audiences,” […]


Balancing New Revenue Streams: NBCU, Fox, Acxiom, Oath, A+E Execs Discuss

MIAMI — These days, consumers have more choices than ever before about how to consume video and TV content. And that means a new spectrum of opportunities – and challenges – for content owners and distributors. For companies more used to selling the context of their content to advertisers, the hot new possibility – in […]


Combined With Linear, Fox’s Addressable Trial With Comcast And Hulu Is A ‘Cross-Platform Solution’: Noah Levine

Fox Networks Group has a new addressable advertising trial offering for targeting households that watch video-on-demand content using Comcast Cable’s set-top boxes, as well as in streaming content on Hulu. And while the 10 million households involved represent a small portion of overall cable TV addressability, combining that incremental reach with Fox’s linear properties tells […]


Fox Networks’ Noah Levine On The Six-Second Ad Format, Enhanced FX Offerings

Pleasing television viewers while meeting advertiser goals is the constant balancing act facing ad-supported content providers. With this in mind, Fox Networks Group recently embraced YouTube’s six-second ad format as it continues to experiment with limited-ad offerings and enhanced audience targeting. “Our biggest form of competition in human attention in the entertainment television space is […]


Household Or Key-Holder: How Precise Can TVs Target Ads?

LAS VEGAS — On the spectrum of new-wave TV ad-targeting techniques, many executives are dreaming a degree of targeting precision that can customise ad delivery for individual TV viewers. That may be an intriguing possibility. Indeed, on many over-the-top devices, it may even be the norm. But, for a television industry whose infrastructure has been built up […]


Broadcasters Must Go Holistic In TV’s Fuzzy Future: Ooyala’s Braley

LAS VEGAS – The future is more complicated than it used to be. Now, a broadcaster’s go-to-market TV strategy can’t be just one distribution channel; it has to be many. That was the verdict of several executives on a panel of industry folk assembled to discuss TV companies’ response to the burgeoning new multi-screen future. The key […]


Fox’s Levine Traces OpenAP Origins, Hints At Digital To Come

The OpenAP linear television audience-targeting consortium of Fox, Turner and Viacom will spend the next several months reaching out to other national TV sellers, educating the buy side and working toward a rollout in the fall. While the second phase of OpenAP is a work in progress, it will involve digital media as well. The […]


‘Early Days’ For Advanced TV Ads, Says Fox’s Levine

MIAMI — TV is changing, and advertising with it. As TV services light up with internet connectivity, so, too, does the promise of serving individually-targeted ads to TV, in the same way as they already are online. Just don’t expect that prospect to go large any time soon. “There’s a lot of experimentation going on […]


Adobe’s Levine: Xbox, Roku Next On Broadcasters’ Internet Horizon

NEW YORK — Many broadcasters, cable and satellite operators have, over the last couple of years, rushed to bring their programming to new mobile and tablet devices. Next on the product roll-out list are living-room boxes. “We’re seeing a lot of major operators and programmers aggressively working toward delivering simulcast across a wide breadth of […]