Telaria Bounces Back On Strength Of CTV Media Players

The programmatic video ad tech provider Telaria earned $55.2 million in 2018, up 26% from the year before, with total profits up 20% to $16.8 million, the company disclosed in its earnings report on Tuesday. Telaria shares were up more than a third during the day and have now recovered from the company’s earnings reportContinue reading »

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The Trade Desk Train Is Still Picking Up Speed With 55% Revenue Growth

The Trade Desk’s growth streak shows no sign of diminishing, with revenue of $477 million in 2018, a 55% increase from the year before, according to the company’s earnings report on Thursday. Shares of The Trade Desk were up more than 10% in after-hours trading. The company raised eyebrows last year when its stock wentContinue reading »

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Roku’s $151 Million In Q4 Platform Revenue Illustrates Rising Adoption Of Connected TV

Marketers were slow to move their advertising dollars from desktop to mobile, but they are transitioning to connected TV more quickly, according to Roku CEO Anthony Wood. Advertisers’ quick adoption of connected TV contributed to its $151 million in Q4 platform revenue.Total revenue totaled $275.7 million. Next year, Roku expects more than $1 billion inContinue reading »

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Intuit Plugs Into CTV, But Linear Television’s Still Got Game

Connected TV: Intuit is getting into it. But the financial software company is not giving up on television’s biggest tentpoles. “We’re doing the blocking and tackling of strong reach and awareness building, but we’re mixing it with more experiential and digital,” said Lauren Stafford Webb, Intuit’s VP of brand marketing. A balance between traditional andContinue reading »

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LiveRamp Adds Connected TV IDs To IdentityLink

LiveRamp has added connected TV IDs to IdentityLink, its cross-device identity graph, the company said during its Monday Q4 2018 earnings report. Connected TV IDs are tied to a home IP address, and are used to distinguish households by companies that serve ads over smart TVs or OTT services, including some smart TV manufacturers, multichannelContinue reading »

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Taptica To Acquire Ad Tech Roll-Up RhythmOne For $176M

Taptica will acquire RhythmOne for $176 million in an all-stock deal, the companies said Monday. The mobile ad tech firm also gets a matryoshka doll of assets along with RhythmOne, including assets from the latter’s previous acquisitions of YuMe, Burst Media and parts of RadiumOne. Taptica characterized the deal as a bid for connected televisonContinue reading »

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The Trade Desk Grows Hand-Over-Fist In Q3

The Trade Desk reported Q3 revenue of $118.8 million, a 50% year-over-year increase. The company has maintained growth of 50% or more in the past two quarters, matching its growth rates from the same periods last year. With an upward revision to the company’s revenue forecast next quarter, CEO Jeff Green said he expects theContinue reading »

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Innovid Lets Brands Remix Their Interactive OTT Ads

The headache of creating and scaling video across multiple connected TV platforms is real. Innovid launched its antidote on Thursday, a self-serve tool called OTT Composer that helps publishers quickly whip up customizable video assets and distribute them across over-the-top (OTT) devices and channels without having to make tweaks to meet each platform’s creative requirements.Continue 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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How Connected TVs Are Revitalizing TV (Even For Non-CTV Brands)

Television advertising is turning gray, but TV data is here to brush in the color. At least that’s the take from Combe, the grooming and hair care product company that runs the Just for Men hair coloring brand. In the past couple of years, Just for Men’s media mix shifted from primarily TV to aContinue reading »

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