Programmatic TV Needs Quick Wins: INVISION’s Miller

SAN FRANCISCO — Automated, “programmatic” trading of digital ads in linear television may have a long and bright future ahead – but it will need some adoption victories in the here and now before that dream becomes a reality, says an ad tech exec. “It’s about what can be done today,” says David Miller, VP Product […]

 
 

Rentrak Sees TV’s ‘Long Tail’ As Key To Linear Programmatic

SAN FRANCISCO — For David Algranti, it’s all or nothing. “For programmatic to scale to the levels we expect it to (in TV), it’s going to need to avail itself of all the TV (advertising) inventory, not some subsets of it,” says the product innovation SVP of video measurement supplier Rentrak. Algranti’s firm licenses return-path viewing […]

 
 

Programmatic Is Redefining TV Industry Roles: Adap.tv’s Ackerman

SAN FRANCISCO — The onset of automated video ad buying is prompting traditional job disciplines to be re-thought, says one exec in the space. “There is a transition of talent,” says Adap.tv‘s programmatic TV SVP Dan Ackerman. “You see people who have been in trading desks start to cross-polinate in to TV. There is a science in (traditional […]

 
 

TV Programmatic Is Coming Down The Road: Mediaocean’s Woollard

SAN FRANCISCO — New, automated ad-trading techniques termed “programmatic” have loomed on to the TV industry’s horizon – but have a little way to go before widespread adoption, according to one exec. “It’s a wonderfully exciting time,” says ad connectivity platform Mediaocean‘s business development VP Fraser Woollard. “Agencies are experimenting with different technologies, different ways of […]

 
 

Transitioning TV Ad Buying From “Steak Dinners” to Programmatic: It’s Going to Take Time

SAN FRANCISCO — When are we going to see an industry in which a healthy slice of TV advertising is bought using so-called “programmatic” trading techniques? “For the major networks, it’s going to take a long time to eventually go over to this stock exchange process of being able to use data and being able […]

 
 

Time Goes All in on Programmatic with Exchange Powered by Google

SAN FRANCISCO — With the imminent spinoff from its parent company Time Warner, magazine publishing unit Time Inc. is steadily stretching its legs in the “programmatic” trading of its advertising space, after already spending three years in the space. Time Inc. and its UK sibling IPC Media recently pooled inventory in the Time Inc. Global […]

 
 

Addressable TV’s Roll-Out Will Be Uneven: Nielsen’s Seth

SAN FRANCISCO — Programmatically-driven addressable TV advertising in the digital age is “not a pipe dream” – but it will be realized in some countries sooner than others, says media measurer Nielsen’s EVP of global media products, Amit Seth. Seth tells Beet.TV the opportunity is being approached by both cable operators at their back-end and […]

 
 

Branded Video Will Spur Programmatic Ads: Xaxis’ Dolan

SAN FRANCISCO — These are heady days when an advertiser starts making TV shows to sell ads – but they are headier still when they plan to sell those ads programmatically. In February, Group M announced it will co-produce a sport documentary series, My Side Of The Sky, with Hulu. “There’s not enough good content […]

 
 

Prohaska: Programmatic Must Give Video Buyers Price Control

SAN FRANCISCO — So much greater are video ad prices compared with standard display, there is a more pressing need to inject programmatic platforms with price control mechanisms, if video advertisers are to adopt the mechanisms, says one programmatic expert. “There’s such a limited quantity of video … there hasn’t been the need to have […]

 
 

YuMe CEO: Video Advertisers Need Better Data

Video advertisers need to improve their data collection and processing capabilities to better target viewers, says one ad tech exec after launching a service to do just that. “TV brand advertising … we believe it’s very different from video advertising thats performance based,” says YuMe CEO Jayant Kadambi. “We believe video advertising for brands is […]

 
 

SpotXchange’s Buckley: Programmatic Direct Gives Publishers Control

Call it: the best of both worlds. Publishers who baulked at real-time bidding, the first incarnation of programmatic ad-buying, may be more drawn to a version of the technique that affords them both traditional-style control and super-controlled selling. Video ad tech firm SpotXchange‘s platform VP Sean Buckley explains programmatic direct it to Beet.TV: “It’s a […]

 
 

Programmatic TV Is Years Away: Simulmedia’s Morgan

Many online ad buyers who are now using so-called “programmatic” trading techniques for video are getting excited about the idea of old-fashioned TV using the same digital processes. But not so fast, says one experienced ad exec. “We can’t have real-time ad deliveries in linear TV – the infrastructure doesn’t support it – that’s many, […]

 
 

The Hybridization Of TV & Digital Ad Buyers: Turn’s Smith

As online video’s advertising growth gathers steam, the two disciplines from which the format is drawn are converging, according to one ad tech exec. “TV buyers really want to learn from digital, and digital buyers really want to learn from TV,” says Turn emerging media general manager Chris Smith. “You’re starting to see more hybrid roles […]

 
 

TV Networks Transitioning To Programmatic: LiveRail CEO

The last year has seen an evolution in how publishers and broadcasters view the so-called “programmatic” sale of online ad inventory. “Just 12 months ago, a lot of publishers were just viewing programmatic as a remnant solution,” says Mark Trefgarne, CEO of video ad tech platform LiveRail. “The transition we’ve seen is a view towards […]

 
 

Taboola CEO: Native Will Go Programmatic When It Hits Scale

The problem with the new native advertising concept, according to some display ad veterans, is – how can the format ever hit display’s heights when each new deployment may need to be customized for editorial fit? But Adam Singolda, CEO of a content discovery network that is also trying to deploy native ads, says things […]

 
 

SpotXchange’s Progress: Now Serving 2.5bn Ads Per Month

VIEQUES, PR — Everyone associated with programmatic trading of video advertising seems to have had a 2013 that was full of growth. Denver-headquartered SpotXchange is no exception, releasing platform and revenue metrics today. Speaking with Beet.TV, SpotXchange’s platform VP Sean Buckley says the Q3 addition of a “full-blown” ad-server to the vendor’s product offering has […]

 
 

VideoHub’s Programmatic Buying Platform Built on “Analytics Lens”

VIEQUES, PR — Time was, ad spots were bought against content consumed by specific audience demographics. Many buyers still buy this way, even with programmatic automation. But VideoHub‘s Anthony Risicato says deeper data can trump demographics. “The historical research tells us that specific groups of men or women will be interested or not interested in […]

 
 

Vevo Warming To Premium Programmatic Plumbing

Vevo still hasn’t completely settled on what it can get out of so-called “programmatic” online ad sales, but it is heartened that technology vendors are no longer just catering to cheap ad slots. “(Programmatic) inventory is typically lower-tier, lower-quality inventory,” the music video distributor’s chief revenue officer Jonathan Carson tells Beet.TV. “That marketplace is not […]

 
 

Adap.tv CEO: We are “fighting ad fraud until it disappears”

Non-human traffic was recently described as programmatic advertising’s “dirty little secret“. Integral Ad Science reckons nearly a third of impressions to be suspicious – up six-fold since 2011, according to comScore (via Adotas). AOL’s programmatic video ad tech platform Adap.tv wants to nip the problem in the bud. “We are fighting fraud that is generated by […]

 
 

Wall Street Eyes Advertising Week at BrightRoll Video Conference

At the BrightRoll video summit in Manhattan during Advertising Week, we were struck by the large number of investment bankers, hedge fund private investors in the attendance. Digital video, and programmatic in particular, is on Wall Street’s radar screen with recent IPO’s and large M&A transactions, says Tod Sacredoti, CEO of BrightRoll, in this interview […]

 
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