NBCU’s Optimization Offerings No Longer Limited To Upfront Or Scatter Buys, Says Colella

VIEQUES, PR – It would be an understatement to say that NBCUniversal is going all in on audience targeting and guarantees. Not only has the media giant committed to making up to $1 billion of its inventory available for guarantees in this year’s Upfront season, it’s switched all of its optimization offerings to “always on,” […]

 
 

Turner’s Martin On Content, Distribution And The Potential Of An AT&T Matchup

BARCELONA – As Turner continues to reinvent itself from the inside out, its Chairman and CEO sees the media giant becoming a “fan engagement company” to better monetize content. In this interview with Beet.TV at the Mobile World Congress, John Martin discusses Turner’s ongoing investments in data-enabling technology, partnerships with new distribution players and the […]

 
 

Hulu Making Progress On Measuring Audiences, Not Just Screens

Hulu says it’s made a lot of progress moving beyond measuring just screens, so it’s likely that research for measuring audiences will be a key component of the company’s Upfront sales efforts this year. “We see now that 75 percent of our viewing is happening on living room connected devices,” meaning on a television screen […]

 
 

TV Upfront Was “Underwhelming,” a Beet Commentary

The 2014 Upfront were “slightly underwhelming” says Furious Minds’ CEO and Founder Ashley J. Swartz. “The numbers weren’t so great.” Although television was up 3.3 percent overall, broadcast volume was down by 800 to 815 million and cable volume was down by 500 million. This was largely due to cuts by major advertisers like P&G, GM […]