Sorenson Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy To Escape Sinclair Deal

TV data provider Sorenson Media filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday, seeking to extricate itself from a costly deal with Sinclair Broadcasting. Sorenson provides technology so local affiliate networks owned by Sinclair or Hearst can dynamically insert targeted ads at the household level. It has a similar relationship with Samsung Ads. Sorenson’s Chapter 11 filingsContinue reading »

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Adobe Hooks Into More TV Inventory As Addressability Slowly Coalesces

Despite the massive steps the ad industry has made in figuring out addressable TV just this year, advancement comes not from stunning breakthroughs, but simply from attaching a few additional pipes and freeing a new trickle of inventory or data. On Thursday, Adobe Advertising Cloud TV soldered together a few more of those connections byContinue reading »

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The Underlying Challenges Of One-To-One TV Targeting

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Michael Connolly, co-founder and CEO at Sonobi. So, a group of guys is sitting down to watch the hockey playoffs on TV, and a Maybelline commercial pops up. Even if the cosmetics advertisement isContinue reading »

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Data-Driven TV Is More Than Addressable And Connected

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Tom Weiss, chief technology officer and chief data scientist at Dativa. After decades of planning and measuring TV with only minor iterations of the same fundamental techniques and technologies, marketers now find themselves confrontedContinue reading »

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Acxiom Preps Investors For Its Next Phase As RAMP

Acxiom had a solid quarter – although it would have been a bit more solid if it still had its Facebook relationship. On Thursday, the company reported earnings for its fiscal quarter ending June 30, with total revenue clocking in at $227 million, up 7% year over year. If Partner Categories, Facebook’s now-retired feature for third-partyContinue reading »

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AMC Networks To Offer Addressable TV Inventory

AMC Networks said Thursday it will allow advertisers to dynamically insert ads to reach specific households, marking its first foray into addressable TV. The offering will be available in the fourth quarter, said Adam Gaynor, AMC’s VP of advertising and data solutions. Sorenson Media’s addressable ad platform will power the capability with Samsung smart TVsContinue reading »

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FreeWheel And Operative Launch Initiative To Bridge The Buying Gap Between Digital And Addressable TV

FreeWheel and Operative said Monday that they have partnered on an initiative called “Premium at Scale,” which lets advertisers buy digital and addressable TV inventory in one place. NBCU is the first media brand to sign on. Traditionally, ad sales on linear TV and digital have been very separate processes with very different measurements. SinceContinue reading »

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GroupM Alum Nicolle Pangis To Head NCC Media

Nicolle Pangis, a former C-suite exec at WPP GroupM’s Xaxis and [m]Platform, has been appointed CEO and president of NCC Media. She will start May 29. NCC is a national cable sales group owned by Comcast, Charter and Cox Communications. In April, NCC started a division led by Comcast’s advanced ads division that will focusContinue reading »

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When It Comes To Addressable TV, AT&T Has The Scale And Verizon Has The Speed

Verizon’s Oath wants advertisers to know that although it shuttered its programmatic TV offering OneTV, its addressable TV business based on Fios households – which launched in late 2016 – is here to stay. Verizon knows that for addressable inventory, it’s later to the game than AT&T, its subsidiary DirecTV and Dish network. But itContinue reading »

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Forrester On Addressable TV: ‘It’s Not Just Experimentation, It’s Real This Time – Thank God’

This isn’t a test: Data-driven TV planning is finally having its moment. About 15-17% of advertisers in the US already regularly include addressable or advanced TV buys in their media plans, according to a joint Forrester/Association of National Advertisers survey of 126 ANA members released Wednesday. An additional 20-30% of advertisers plan to start dippingContinue reading »

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