Hulu Will Finally Open A Self-Serve PMP – Is It Because It’s Growing Too Fast To Meet Demand?

On Jan. 1, 2019, Hulu will release a self-serve private marketplace that will allow advertisers to bid on Hulu inventory without going through the additional steps of working with Hulu’s sales team. Instead, advertisers can use their own DSPs or trading desks to plug into the marketplace. The PMP will initially house standard 30-second spots,Continue reading »

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Headwinds On The Horizon For Netflix; Hulu Switches On New PMP

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. No More Safety Net Netflix shares are down more than a third over the past six months as investors worry about its debt and high costs. Netflix built its position in OTT with few competitors (HBO and Amazon Prime were pretty much it) – butContinue reading »

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Netflix Shells Out $100 Million To Keep Friends; Hulu Hits Play On ‘Pause Ads’

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. With Friends Like These … Netflix will be there for you – but it won’t come cheap. The streaming service will pay around $100 million to AT&T’s WarnerMedia in order to retain rights to reruns of the TV show “Friends” in 2019, reports TheContinue reading »

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How Julie DeTraglia’s Love Of TV Led Her To Head Research At Hulu

For Julie DeTraglia, what started as an after-school habit watching re-runs of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Rhoda,” “All in the Family” and “The Carol Burnett Show” turned into a career in network and streaming TV. “It didn’t take long for me to understand that Hulu is the perfect place for me to have landed,”Continue reading »

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With The Rising Tide of Streaming Services, Tune-In Becomes Data Driven

Consumers already overwhelmed by the number of streaming services are about to get walloped by a wave of newcomers. And expect that wave to bring an ocean of ads designed to drive tune-in. This year, broadcast giants Fox and Sinclair are expected to launch their streaming services, the latter of which is named Stirr. InContinue reading »

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Hulu’s Jeremy Helfand Hopes To Disrupt TV Advertising Without Disrupting Audiences

Content providers are reducing their ad loads to accommodate viewers’ changing preferences, consumption patterns and attention spans. But what about rethinking the commercial break model so it doesn’t disrupt a good “Handmaid’s Tale” binge? Is a high-quality ad experience possible without a traditional ad break? Jeremy Helfand, Hulu’s new VP and head of advertising platforms,Continue reading »

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FTC Looks To Change; MDC Explores A Sale

Cold Shower For Market Power Big tech, are your ears burning? On Friday, the Federal Trade Commission held the second in an ongoing series of hearings digging into competition and consumer protection issues. The FTC is trying to update its enforcement and policy agenda in the face of fast-paced technological change. “Technology is no longerContinue reading »

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The Big Story: Brand-ishing New Tricks And Old

The Big Story is a breezy new podcast featuring a roundtable of AdExchanger editors talking about the biggest stories from the past week. It is available wherever you subscribe to podcasts. Is your suitcase packed for your Labor Day getaway? Don’t forget your 50 SPF zinc oxide sunscreen. And did you download enough apps toContinue reading »

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For Digital-First Content Providers, Product Placement Takes Center Stage

In Netflix’s original film “Like Father,” the cruise line Royal Caribbean literally sets the stage for the movie – the brand is actually part of the story. While this sort of product placement isn’t new, it’s coming at a time when content providers are trying to decrease their ad loads and experimenting with new waysContinue reading »

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Hulu Hangs In The Balance; Verizon Shutters Go90

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Outlook Hazy The fate of Hulu depends on the outcome of Comcast’s and Disney’s bidding war for 21st Century Fox. Whoever wins will own a majority stake in Hulu, and both companies have very different visions for the platform’s future. Comcast wants to investContinue reading »

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