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 […]

 
 

Roku Adding 90+ Channels Every Month

Over-the-top online video and TV device maker Roku is adding more digital channels to its gadgets whilst building out an advertising business to augment its original paid video background. “We’re launching over 90 channels a month,” business development VP Scott Rosenberg tells Beet.TV. Roku added Yahoo Screen, WatchESPN and Sky Store over the last few […]

 
 

Conde Nast Moves into the Living Room with Roku

As part of its digital expansion this year, Conde Nast has launched its magazine channels via Roku, says Fred Santarpia, Chief Digital Officer for Conde Nast, in an interview with Beet.TV. The channels for GQ, Glamour, Vogue, Wired, Teen Vogue, Vanity Fair and Style.com went live last month on the over-the-top service with more than […]

 
 

Roku Helps Video Partners Try To Crack OTT Ads

Soon to announce it’s “significantly beyond” the five million US sales it announced this April, internet video device outfit Roku is more than a box maker – it’s also trying to help its channel partners serve up sophisticated ads to those users. “Advertising-supported apps are our fastest-growing segment on the platform,” business development VP Scott […]

 
 

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 […]

 
 

The Smithsonian Channel Finds an Audience on the Roku

BOSTON – Launched on Roku in October, the Smithsonian Channel is ranked among the most popular apps, attracting 2 million video views a month, says Carlos Zambrano, senior producer at Smithsonian Networks, in this this interview with Beet.TV Also in this this interview, he talks about the channel’s popularity as an Apple iOS app. We […]

 
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