As Roku Pulls Away, Gap Between OTT Viewing & Ads Must Be Closed

CANNES – Over-the-top (OTT) TV viewing is exploding. Now OTT operators need to see their advertising revenue increase at the same pace. In this video interview with Beet.TV, Tariq Mahmoud, Roku head of international sales and strategy, describes a disconnect he expects will be closed in the next few years. ‘There’s this delta right now […]

 
 

Roku’s Robbins Proves OTT Ad Value With Measurement Partners

If over-the-top TV providers want to command a bigger share of the US TV advertising pie, they are going to need to prove their effectiveness to advertisers. That is what Roku is endeavoring to do, by launching a new Measurement Partner Program. The scheme involves a number of aspects like audience demographics, brand awareness, store visits, […]

 
 

VICE Media “Everywhere” Unifies Advertising Buys Across All Platforms

COLOGNE – With its global programming footprint projected to reach more than 80 territories by year’s end, VICE Media today announced VICE Video Everywhere to make buying its advertising easier across mobile, digital and linear platforms. “The market is crying for more video. There is a huge shortage on that market,” says Dominique Delport, who […]

 
 

BrightLine’s Corbelli Handicaps The Jockeying For Advanced TV Supremacy

When Jacqueline Corbelli founded BrightLine in 2003, television was a predictable if restricted experience for viewers, advertisers and content owners. Now, however, “Pandora’s out of the box,” Corbelli says as she observes the titanic machinations of media companies to keep up with contemporary viewing habits. Corbelli puts reasons for all those machinations into three buckets: […]

 
 

Roku’s Audience Marketplace Builds OTT Ad Ambitions: Walters

When Roku’s CEO told The Vergecast podcast last week the company wasn’t a hardware company but an advertising one, it seemed to surprise watchers. But he wasn’t kidding. Roku, which has been making streaming media players for TV for a decade now, generated $225 million in platform revenue last year, which includes advertising. According to this Motley Fool analysis, whilst […]

 
 

Connected TV Plays To Upper And Lower Funnel Metrics: MediaMath’s Fisher

If you set aside the semantics of “programmatic” versus “automated” television buying, one thing is quite clear to MediaMath’s Mike Fisher. “We’re there. We’re there at scale.” There are 65 million households using some type of device to access premium video content in the living room and, for the first time, more than 50% of […]

 
 

On The Heels Of Cannes, true[X] Strikes A Deal With Essence

CANNES – Two highlights at the 2018 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for true[X] President Pooja Midha are some “very promising conversations” about the company’s engagement ad formats and positive response to measuring brand lift. “People really appreciate that the engagement ad format, which is the core of our business, has the power and […]

 
 

Sinclair At The Forefront of ATSC 3.0, Addressable TV Ads

Content amalgamation and proliferation seem to be the watchwords at Sinclair and its nearly 200 local television stations. As it prepares to become the first broadcast company in the addressable space, it’s experimenting in Dallas with ATSC 3.0 signals that could usher in the next era of connectivity. To CRO Rob Weisbord, Sinclair’s future road […]

 
 

Roku Wants To Be ‘The Operating System Of Television’: Head Of Ad Research Dan Robbins

Roku is going all in on measurement of both streaming and linear television with a suite of tools called Roku Ad Insights, which includes the ability for advertisers to quiz viewers on-screen. “Measurement is essential to moving OTT forward within the media and advertising space,” says Dan Robbins, Head of Ad Research & Insights, Roku, […]

 
 

Cross-Platform Deal With comScore Has Broad Industry Potential: Adam Lowy of DISH MEDIA And Sling TV

LAS VEGAS – Three years ago next month, when DISH launched streaming service Sling TV, the company had bigger ambitions than just serving addressable ads on Sling. It was the recent measurement deal with comScore that delivered the missing piece: uniformly measured addressable TV for both streaming and linear programming. Now buyers can reach specific […]

 
 

Buying Audiences Across Connected-TV, OTT Can Alleviate Fragmentation: Publicis’ Jonathan Bokor

MIAMI – As connected-TV/OTT viewing proliferates and adds to viewer fragmentation, it’s not necessarily a bad thing if you can buy audiences as opposed to demos. And while two minutes of local able advertising inventory remains the norm for addressable campaigns, that’s slowly changing. In the connected-TV and OTT space, “There are quite a few […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

First Wave Of New FreeWheel Research Track Provides Extensive Insights On OTT

Now that OTT devices are responsible for the lion’s share of premium video viewing, there’s no shortage of content on the publisher side. What is lacking is a deep understanding of how best to buy and sell OTT inventory, which FreeWheel is addressing with its new research track called Signature Insights. The first installment of […]

 
 

Little Things’ Big TV Distribution Deals Include Amazon, Apple TV, Roku

For three-year-old, female-oriented publisher Little Things, specializing in disseminating nothing but good news has become a path to five upcoming TV distribution partnerships reaching 50 million households. According to President & Chief Operating Officer Gretchen Tibbits, comScore data show that at 55.8 million women, Little Things claims the mantles of largest standalone lifestyle site and […]

 
 

Entrepreneur Media: Connecting Influencers With Audiences, Brands

Turns out that lots of entrepreneurs are great content creators, but most of them lack a broad enough platform to reach lots of people like them. “We want to be that platform to really help bring their voice to life,” says Bill Shaw, President, Entrepreneur Media. Entrepreneur not only provides these personalities with a high-profile […]

 
 

Household Targeting Is Its North Star, But Modi Seeks To Pinpoint Individuals, Says Walters

VIEQUES, PR – Seth Walters is “insanely passionate” about commerce-enabled interactivity. Which makes him a logical evangelist for the power of connected television targeting and measurement. As Senior Partner for Interactive & Connected TV at Modi Media, the advanced TV unit of GroupM, it’s Walter’s job to help GroupM’s clients understand the opportunities for messaging, […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

Advanced OTT Targeting, Inventory Aggregation Drive Magna’s Roku Partnership

Having made major advertising commitments to YouTube before last year’s Upfront television negotiating season, IPG’s Magna has a new partnership with Roku that gives its clients advanced audience targeting capabilities and “one-stop shopping” for premium inventory. In an interview with Beet.TV, Amanda Medeiros Kigel, Magna’s VP of Partner Innovation, says the exclusive arrangement provides advanced targeting […]

 
 

Future Of OTT TV Ads Is Better Engagement: Roku’s Rosenberg

Over-the-top internet TV box maker Roku may have begun its apps line-up with premium services like Netflix, but the operator is also building a business from enabling free app publishers to benefit from ads in the platform. Roku advertising VP Scott Rosenberg says ad-supported apps are amongst the fastest-growing category on the Roky platform. So […]

 
 

The Trade Desk’s Stempeck Talks TV Ad Targeting

TV may not yet be fully addressable to advertisers in the same way the internet is, but that isn’t stopping a collection of platform operators and ad tech vendors from trying to make it a reality. The Trade Desk, a demand-side advertising platform, is working to bring more ad targeting to Roku, the connected TV […]

 
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