OTT Audience Growth Is Explosive, But It’s Challenged By Silos (And More Silos)

OTT audiences are increasing in volume and engagement, but the channel must still overcome issues related to content discovery, measurement and fill rates. At A&E Networks, OTT’s share of audience is up 150% compared with decreases in engagement across desktop and mobile. At Bloomberg, 30% of its OTT audiences watch for 30 minutes or moreContinue reading »

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Paywall Fever; Programmatic Agencies Find Niche With Direct-To-Consumer Brands

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Membership Has Its Privations A paywall and digital subscription craze has swept newspapers, magazines and new media companies in the past year, but many “will soon realize the size of their ‘real audience’ and will soon realize that they don’t pass the ‘value forContinue reading »

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How Broadcasters Hope To Make Money From Live Online Newscasts

A handful of major news companies are trying to figure out how live news broadcasts fit in digital media. The challenges are steep. Streaming live news requires large, ongoing investments, and it’s difficult to monetize audiences, as live news can be a hotbed of brand safety concerns. Plus, Facebook’s recent algorithm shift lowered the ratioContinue reading »

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Twitter Turns A Page In Live Video As Publishers Rethink Traditional TV Distribution

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Twitter is gunning to become publishers’ platform partner of choice, and it’s leveraging live video as a way to capture content – and dollars – currently flowing to the duopoly. This week, Bloomberg debuted its 24/7 global news network TicToc on Twitter after reaching nearly 8 million people during Bloomberg TV’s live stream of threeContinue reading »

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