Programmatic TV Going From Seed To Roadmap: Havas’ Keller

It’s taken some time to convince them, but advertisers are now on-board and enthusiastic for the various ways “programmatic” ad-buying can help them better target and automate their messages. Havas Media channel investments EVP Melissa Keller says her agency has gone from “seeding” experiments with clients last year, to implementing full-on “roadmaps” this year, in an […]

 

Programmatic TV Challenges: Transparency And Management, Execs Say

Slowly but surely, television is opening up to the “programmatic” ad sales revolution that has happened in online display and video. What are some of the biggest inhibitors? One factor is lack of a common, open format for audience targeting data, says Havas Media channel investments EVP Melissa Keller. In an interview with Beet.TV, she targets […]

 

News Corp’s MCN Using Programmatic To Sell TV Ads with AOL in Australia

Australia is one of the world’s leading online advertising markets. So how will the year ahead play out in the nascent field of “programmatic” TV advertising? TV companies have to get onboard or risk being left behind, says one sector exec. “2015 will be the year many of them realize they’ve got to get on this […]

 

Advertisers Can Have Their Cake And Eat It: Simulmedia’s Morgan

Brand TV advertising these days is something of a scattergun approach – you pay to reach large audiences, but you can’t guarantee the distribution will really achieve the desired result. Increasingly emboldened by the guarantees that are offered by online advertising, some TV ad buyers are calling for an improvement. And that is what former Tacoda head honcho Dave Morgan‘s current […]

 

Videology Partners In Programmatic TV ‘Evolution, Not Revolution’: Gaskamp

AUSTIN — Videology sees its recently-inked integration deal Comcast-owned ad tech platform FreeWheel as “bridging the gap” until true programmatic TV advertising might finally be enabled. Last month, the pair announced video ad tech vendor Videology would plug in to FreeWheel to help advertisers buy video inventory programmatically on publisher sites through its FourFronts program, an extension of its private marketplace. […]

 

FreeWheel Plugs In Videology Ahead Of Upfronts: Rothwell

AUSTIN — Comcast-owned ad tech platform FreeWheel is plugging video ad tech peer Videology in to its platform, to help advertisers buy programmatically through its FourFronts program, an extension of its private marketplace. FourFronts enables marketers and agencies to reserve video inventory with publishers via FreeWheel. “We see it as very important with the upfront season coming up for […]

 

Civolution Syncs TV, Online Ads For Amplification

Dutch video technology company Civolution says it has a recipe for helping advertisers stay in touch with consumers, even as they distract themselves from TV viewing with alternative media devices. Civolution’s technology can trigger online ads in time with broadcast TV ads.  It has recently rebranded it’s TV synch company as Teletrax. “Let’s see you […]

 

Authenticated Online Viewing Is Booming: FreeWheel’s Rooke

FORT LAUDERDALE — Online video viewing that requires consumers log in is growing, now that TV Everywhere services have popularized the notion. That is according to video ad tech platform FreeWheel, which expects to observe growth in its upcoming Q4 video monetization report. FreeWheel’s business solutions GM James Rooke expects “continued growth in viewing taking place behind the authentication […]

 

TV Advertising will be Sold by “Impression” (eventually) Group M’s Irwin Gotlieb

LAS VEGAS — The way TV ads are bought and sold is about to look a lot more like the web – but the web will have to look like TV first, says the chairman of the world’s largest media investment agency. “Television is sold on a 30-second spot basis, while digital is sold on […]

 

Multi-Platform App Enablers Will Be IPTV Winners: Analyst Jackson

LAS VEGAS — A digital media world in which TV manufacturers keep changing their underlying smart operating systems risks wrong-footing and frustrating content owners, says Ovum TV principal analyst Paul Jackson. “A number of manufacturers here have switched horses in terms of what their OS is going to be,” Jackson tells Beet.TV in this video […]

 

Networks Set To Fight Leagues Over Online Streams: Analyst Sweeting

LAS VEGAS — Broadcast networks, peeved that TV audiences are moving to platforms for which they don’t have big live sports rights, are likely to try negotiating hard when rights are due for renewal. “Broadcasters have paid godawful sums of money,” Paul Sweeting, a media analyst who consults through his own Concurrent Media Strategies and writes for […]

 

Programmatic TV Demand Exceeds Supply: Videology’s McLachlan

LAS VEGAS — So-called “programmatic” TV advertising, in which TV ads would be traded with digital targeting and efficiency, is coming a long way – but still has key challenges to address if it is to reach the heights many hope for, according to one sector exec. “We’re in a nascent timeframe for programmatic TV. It’s […]

 

TV And Video Ad Buying, Not Converging Yet, Mediaocean’s Wise

LAS VEGAS — We keep hearing a lot about how the ad-buying processes for television and digital video may be on a path to merging. But, asked if that was happening yet, agency ad-buying software platform Mediaocean’s CEO Bill Wise says: “They’re not converging. TV is vastly different from video, which looks and feels like ad tech […]

 

CBS All Access Subscribers Younger, Better Targeted: Debevoise

LAS VEGAS — Three months after launching its direct-to-consumer subscription internet TV service, the $5.99-a-month CBS All Access, CBS is finding age an early differentiator from its core TV audience business. “It’s a small base and growing,” CBS Interactive GM and SVP Marc Debevoise tells Beet.TV in this video interview at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las […]

 

Beamly Wants To ‘Super-Charge’ Ads After Pivot ‘Step Change’

The social TV app formerly known as “Zeebox” has ambitions to offer advertisers new experiences, after rebranding to “Beamly” earlier this year. First launched in 2011, Zeebox helped viewers learn and talk about shows during live broadcast. But it expanded to VOD and a greater female focus this year in its pivot. “When a drama […]

 

AdTech Banker Kawaja: Video Ad Platforms Need To Differentiate

If you are tired of trying to distinguish one “end-to-end, full-service video targeting and decisioning” vendor from another, imagine how people from outside the digital video industry must feel. LUMA partners CEO Terence Kawaja says 2015 will see ongoing video tech momentum after the “inflection year” of 2014: “We’ve just seen 28 transactions across the video Lumascape, […]

 

Black Arrow See Dynamic Ad Insertion Appetite Grow

NAPA, CA — The TV industry may move from selling in-stream ads upfront to inserting them in real-time, if Chris Hock gets his way. Hock’s Black Arrow helps cable companies dynamically insert ads in to streamed programming. “Through the third quarter of this year, we’ve seen a 250% growth over impressions from last year,” says […]

 

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 […]

 

Videology Opens TV Practice To Make Buying Smarter

Videology has established a strong profile for itself by helping TV ad buyers make intelligent decisions to buy online video ads. Now it wants to help them buy good old fashioned TV ads in the same way. The New York-based company is opening a dedicated TV practice. As CEO Scott Ferber tells The Wall Street Journal, […]

 
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