Vevo’s McGurn: After Shift In Distribution, Video Ad Inventory Expected To Sell Out In UpFront

About a year after sunsetting its own apps in favor of distribution via YouTube and virtual MVPD’s, Vevo expects to sell out “a nine-figure body” of music video advertising inventory in the UpFront. It’s part of Vevo’s plan for “returning music television to the living room,” says Kevin McGurn, President of Sales & Distribution. In […]

 
 

IPTV Even Better Than Mobile For Music’s Vevo

COLOGNE, Germany –  Mobile better, IPTV best. That’s the equation for music video brand Vevo. Whilst mobile viewing has boomed for the service, which is the modern inheritor of MTV’s crown, the lounge is a more engaging space. “We’re pretty well 50/50 (viewed) mobile and other devices,” Vevo international SVP Nic Jones tells Beet.TV in this […]

 
 

Private Exchanges Mean Best Of Both Worlds: Vevo’s Carson

Should publishers use programmatic ad trading mechanisms or continue selling direct to ad buyers? The emergence of private marketplaces means those options are no longer mutually exclusive, says one big video publisher. “This set of pipes and plumbing that fuel a programmatic system was created for anonymous inventory,” according to Jonathan Carson, chief revenue officer of […]

 
 

Vevo Warming To Premium Programmatic Plumbing

Vevo still hasn’t completely settled on what it can get out of so-called “programmatic” online ad sales, but it is heartened that technology vendors are no longer just catering to cheap ad slots. “(Programmatic) inventory is typically lower-tier, lower-quality inventory,” the music video distributor’s chief revenue officer Jonathan Carson tells Beet.TV. “That marketplace is not […]

 
 

VEVO Plans for Cable, Satellite & Global Expansion of Music Video Channel

VEVO’s new 24-hour digital linear music video channel, that launched last month at SXSW, plans to expand its distribution via satellite and cable –v and will move into global markets with region and language-specific programming , says Rio D. Caraeff, CEO and President of the giant music video site in this interview with Beet.TV In […]