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 […]

 
 

In Its ‘Third Innings’, Header Bidder Ready To Bat For Mobile: Oath’s Gillis

Header bidding, the technology which now allows publishers to entertain bids for ads from multiple demand sources simultaneously to gain higher prices, has been operating for just about two short years. But in that time it has gained much favor amongst display ad sellers. Now it is ready to shake up one of the fastest-growing […]

 
 

Speedy Fios Delivers Addressable TV Advantages: Oath’s Brett Hurwitz

MIAMI – Verizon was ahead of the technology curve when it began offering fiber directly to the home with Fios (fiber optic service) in 2005. Now that its Fios addressable television offering just celebrated its one-year anniversary, the company is able to tout the benefits that speed brings to advanced TV targeting. Because it’s a […]

 
 

Oath To Be Mobile-First With Trusted ‘Garden’ Of Content: CRO John DeVine

As it continues to combine the multitude of ad tech and content assets within AOL and Yahoo, a big focus of Oath going into 2018 will be to “own the mobile moment.” This is where parent Verizon will be a key ally. Oath Chief Revenue Officer John DeVine spends much of his time at events […]

 
 

Oath’s Mahlman Targets Mobile Video & Europe As Priorities

COLOGNE — What do you get when you combine the content heft of Yahoo and AOL with the ad platforms each, and their owner Verizon, has rolled up over the years? The newly-formed company is called Oath, and it is targeting new mobile video ad formats as the top priority for its developer staff. “Mobile […]

 
 

MEC’s Shenan Reed: Cultivating Walled Gardens, Watching For The Next Behemoth

CANNES – So many video ad units and platforms, so many ways to attribute value to those units. “Trying to figure out the value of a video ad unit depending on where it runs seems to be one of our challenges as an industry,” says Shenan Reed, MEC’s Chief Digital Officer for North America. And […]

 
 

Oath’s Pledge To Advertisers: Trusted Brands, Data And Distribution

CANNES – Sailing against companies like Facebook and Google, Oath—the combined AOL-Yahoo entity—finds itself navigating deeply competitive waters. So it’s apt that the person chosen to pilot the new vessel, John DeVine, not only ran Yahoo’s global operations but also is a former U.S. Navy officer. Oath is a portfolio of more than 50 media […]