FreeWheel Launches Ad Product Suite, Boosts Competition With Roku

FreeWheel released the next generation of its ad exchange on Tuesday. The Comcast-owned ad server built off its legacy ad exchange, enhanced by technology from its acquisition of StickyAds in 2016, for its updated ad product suite, DRIVE. The new exchange is designed to let marketers more easily buy over-the-top (OTT), set-top box video onContinue reading »

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Roku Assembles “Justice League” Of Measurement Partners For OTT Advertising

Roku wants to save the day for advertisers on over-the-top (OTT) video. The streaming platform launched a program Tuesday to help advertisers and publishers better understand the impact of their OTT campaigns on Roku. Roku’s Measurement Partner Program is made up of 11 partners, including Nielsen, comScore, Research Now, Nielsen Catalina Solutions, Acxiom, Experian, OracleContinue reading »

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Telaria Revises Guidance Downward, Loses One-Third Of Its Value

Telaria revised both its third quarter and full year earnings guidance downward Thursday, causing its stock price to drop 35%. The supply-side platform formerly known as Tremor Video expects its Q3 revenue to be “between $13.0 million and $13.5 million, and adjusted EBITDA between a loss of $0.5 million,” its release states. The company alsoContinue reading »

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4C Adds Integrations To Make OTT And Linear Inventory More Accessible

See you later, siloed views. Data science and technology company 4C is hoping its integrations with Freewheel, Telaria and SpotX, unveiled Tuesday, will streamline the buying of over-the-top (OTT) and linear inventory. These partnerships make more OTT and linear inventory accessible within 4C’s platform, Scope, a dashboard that lets ad buyers plan, purchase and measureContinue reading »

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Beachfront Appoints Chris Maccaro As CEO To Ride The Video Ad Wave

Marketers want quality video inventory and publishers and broadcasters are producing more video, but the digital media ecosystem remains disconnected. The chance to secure a position in online video advertising as those supply and demand forces click into place lured Chris Maccaro from Oath, where he was head of emerging markets, to the CEO jobContinue reading »

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Samsung Ads Makes Its Pitch. What’s It Selling?

Samsung Ads has quietly created the capability to connect over-the-top (OTT) and linear inventory for clients. With 32 million smart TVs in the United States alone, Samsung is the world’s top smart TV manufacturer, ahead of TCL and Vizio, according to Statistica. Samsung Ads can access Samsung’s first-party TV data and plug it into itsContinue 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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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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True[X] President Pooja Midha: Not All Attention is Created Equal

Pooja Midha will speak on the future of TV measurement at AdExchanger’s upcoming Programmatic IO New York conference on Oct. 15-16. Founded in 2007, true[X] was acquired by Fox in 2014 for $200 million. Its president, Pooja Midha, has hit the ground running since she assumed the role in March. “I was a true[X] customerContinue reading »

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ISpot Raises $30 Million in Series C Funding

ISpot some cash! TV ad measurement company iSpot.tv has raised $30 million in a Series C funding round, bringing its total to $57.8 million, the company’s CEO and founder Sean Muller told AdExchanger on Tuesday. Investors Insight Venture Partners and Madrona Venture Group led the round. No investors took money off the table. ISpot willContinue reading »

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