Targeting Restores TV Ads’ Contextual Power: Finecast’s Astley

LONDON — TV isn’t dying, it’s just changing. Whilst that isn’t necessarily the view of tech aficionados who like to declare telly “dead”, it is the view of many within the TV industry who are trying to march the medium on to a brighter future. TV isn’t without its challenges, of course. But, in this video […]


New Set-Top Boxes Mean Imminent Scale For Addressable TV In Canada: Finecast’s Astley

TORONTO—Although Canada is behind the United States in the adoption of addressable linear television advertising—owing largely to inadequate set-top boxes—that’s going to change quickly. “Disruption is here” in the form of Netflix and other OTT providers, says Rich Astley, Global Chief Product Officer of GroupM’s Finecast agency. Canada is a “fascinating market and for many […]


Finecast’s Astley Aims To Embed Addressable At Agencies And Overseas

CANNES — The addressable TV company GroupM established to tackle the challenge of cross-screen audience targeting and standardized measurement is still planning to expand beyond is initial UK launch market later in 2018. Last year, the agency launched Finecast, spanning multiple TV channels, pay-TV platforms, set-top boxes, video-on-demand services, over-the-top providers and game consoles. Finecast offers advertisers […]


Videology Helps UK Telco Boost Customer ROI: Astley

LONDON — In the pantheon of first-party data competitors, ISPs surely wield the biggest sword. After all, they automatically know exactly which of their many services their broadband customers are subscribed to. Marketing the missing services using video is something video ad tech firm Videology is helping one UK telco do, according to UK MD Rich Astley, who would not […]


Videology’s Astley: Videos Are Advertisers’ ‘Blank Canvas’

Advertisers should think of basic 15- and 30-second digital video ads as the “blank canvas” for interactive creative ad engagements, according to an executive from video ad tech vendor Videology. “There’s a second layer of optimization around the interaction with the audience,” product GM Rich Astley tells Beet.TV. He says Videology’s own technology offers basic interactivity […]


Videology Reboots To Offer Combined Programmatic And Manual Video Ad Buying

The world of advertising buying is becoming a binary distinction between classical media buys and the booming world of programmatic, real-time bidding, which sees systems automatically buy and sell space based on pre-loaded criteria. Now one of the online video display ad space’s biggest players, Videology, has re-tooled its platform to offer both. Its new […]