Sky Has Served Three Billion Addressable TV Ads

LONDON — Two years after it launched, UK satellite TV operator Sky’s addressable TV technology has hit some milestones. The AdSmart system was a long time coming, but has already begun to change change the market. Amongst the numbers, head Graeme Hutcheson revealed at a Beet.TV recorded panel: 5,000 campaigns placed to date. almost 1,000 advertisers so far. […]


Sky’s Hopes To Retain Its Place In Ad Lifecycle With Smart Analytics

LONDON — In the digital media ecosystem, disintermediation lurks around every corner. With so much of the advertising industry in flux, it is easy for an incumbent player to be dislodged by market forces. European satellite operator, channel owner and telco Sky is fighting against that tide when it comes to next-generation advertising, launching an analytics suite for its […]


Sky’s AdVance Connects Ad Ops Across Screens: West

LONDON — European satellite operator, channel owner and telco Sky has been pioneering the cross-over of digital media and TV ad sales these last couple of years, notably launching Sky AdSmart, its addressable TV offering, allowing advertisers to target individual households. Then, in October, the company bowed AdVance, a suite knitting together data from across its many screens […]


Sky Aims To Make Non-Linear Go Large, West Says

LONDON — European satellite operator, channel owner and telco Sky is celebrating two years of growth in its pioneering addressable TV advertising platform, AdSmart. Deputy MD Jamie West tells Beet.TV the service, which allows advertisers to target individual household set-top boxes using more than 532 attributes held by Sky about its customers, has clocked up 700 advertisers, 4,000 […]


Sky’s Jamie West: Videology and FreeWheel Mean Single Campaign Management Across Screens, with “Compliance”

LONDON —  The alliance between  Sky, U.K’s big satellite broadcaster and U.S. video adtech providers Videology and FreeWheel, means that the company will be able to serve single ad campaigns across all screens including linear TV, says Jamie West, Deputy Managing Director of Sky Media in this interview with Beet.TV He noted the new architecture assures […]


UK’s Sky Taps Videology for Programmatic Video Ad Solution

FORT LAUDERDALE – Sky, the U.K. satellite TV operator, has selected Videology to provide services to automate and manage its “converged video advertising solution,” the companies announced today. Last week at the Beet.TV executive retreat, we interviewed Videology CEO Scott Ferber about the the emergence of “agnostic” video and the new opportunities for broadcasters to manage […]


UK’s Sky Announces Multi-Platform Ad Targeting

The UK’s satellite TV and broadband provider Sky has already taken a world-leading deployment in addressable TV advertising under its AdSmart technology. Now it’s looking to combine its multi-platform offerings in to a single ad proposition. AdVance is the name given to a new suite from the company’s Sky Media ad sales division, threading together data from TV […]


Sky Aims To Capitalize On German Online Soccer Demand: Meininger

COLOGNE — Soccer is big in Germany – and that means soccer is watched a lot, not just on traditional TV but also on new online TV services. That’s what the satellite and telco operator Sky Deutschland is discovering in its multi-platform online viewing service brand, Sky Go. “If you look at the Bundesliga, for example, we […]


UK’s BSkyB Investing in U.S. Digital Media and AdTech

SAN FRANCISCO — Earlier this year, UK satellite TV and telco giant BSkyB set up an outpost in Silicon Valley, hoping to invest in technology companies that might give it an edge in digital media. Having already invested in video aggregator Pluto.TV, mobile native ad tech’s Sharethrough and VR video upstart Jaunt, business development VP Hilary Perchard says he […]


Unbundle TV Or Suffer: BSkyB’s Perchard

SAN FRANCISCO — CBS may just be beginning to unbundle its TV service but, in the UK, dominant pay TV service BSkyB has been offering over-the-top interview device viewing for some time to both its existing subscribers and a new wave of non-subscribers. The company’s separate NowTV brand offers Sky movie, sport and entertainment subscription channels on […]


No More Ratecards? Sky’s West On Addressable Ad Pricing

LONDON — If every TV ad campaign can be individually targeted, what good is fixed ad pricing anymore? UK satellite and telco provider BSkyB, which this year launched its AdSmart addressable ad initiative, envisages a spectrum of prices for different advertisers. “The conversation has moved on from being a commoditized rate that is transparent for […]


UK’s Sky Aims For Multi-Platform Sequential Advertising

LONDON — Don’t expect TV advertising to die a death any time soon – but get set for online ad techniques to take the medium to new heights. That’s the view from the top of one of the world’s most notable deployed addressable-advertising platforms. “TV advertising will not fundamentally change in the short term,” Jamie West, […]


BSkyB Plans Bigger Footprint For ‘AdSmart’ Addressable TV

LONDON — British satellite TV and telco operator BSkyB hopes its AdSmart technology – one of the world’s largest real-world deployments of addressable TV – will soon extend to more TV channels and more countries. Launched in January after lengthy gestation, AdSmart sees different ads served to different viewers by storing alternate ads on their respective […]

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