Netflix Experiments With Promo Spots; Google Clarifies Location Data Issue

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Leviathan Stirs Netflix is testing promo ads between episodes with some European users. Netflix subscribers in the UK started seeing unskippable units suggesting other shows they might like, which bubbled up on Reddit and were first reported by Cord Cutters News. Netflix already runsContinue reading »

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Tracing The Demise Of The Cable Bundle; PE Buys Dun & Bradstreet

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Slow Death What happened to the cable bundle? While the reason people are dropping their cable subscriptions is obvious (they’re expensive, relative to streaming options), what’s less obvious is how the cord-cutting trend started, Bloomberg reports. Many blame Netflix, because talent and shareholders lookingContinue reading »

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Disney Misses Q3 Revenue As An Unfazed Iger Dishes On Disneyflix

Disney missed its earnings expectations Tuesday by a smidgen, causing its stock to dip about 1% in after-hours trading. But you can’t keep a good mouse down. Analysts expected $1.95 per share on revenue of $15.4 billion in the fiscal third quarter. Instead, Disney posted $1.87 per share on $15.2 billion in revenue – not toContinue 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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With Cultivation, Advertising-Supported Video On Demand Poised To Flourish

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Greg Smith, an independent advertising technology consultant. Spring has sprung, and now we enter the dog days of summer. One new advertising “flower” that is poised to grow, even among the walled gardens, isContinue reading »

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Twitter And Facebook Unveil Political Ad Fixes; Netflix Market Cap Surpasses Disney

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Cleaning The Nest Twitter debuted a set of political advertising policies it will have in place for the 2018 US midterm elections. Read the blog post. Political advertisers will have to verify their identities and that they are based in the US, either byContinue reading »

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Paid Media Becomes Table Stakes For Subscription Video

Pay-TV providers are increasingly investing in paid media to promote new and original programming on their streaming video services. To offset the pricy programming costs, these SVODs must attract a steady stream of new subscribers. Entertainment advertisers have always relied on tune-in tactics to promote new shows. But streaming video services now are also leveragingContinue reading »

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Netflix Will Have Ads, And Other Predictions From Top TV Ad Chiefs

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Netflix will inevitably need ads, predicted Jo Ann Ross, CBS’ president and chief advertising revenue officer, during a fireside chat at AdExchanger’s Industry Preview on Thursday. “Maybe they’ll offer a lower-cost version of their service [or a different model],” she said, “but if they’re spending that much money [on content], they will look for waysContinue reading »

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Nielsen Aims To Fill In The Blanks Around Ad-Free Viewing On Netflix

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Although Netflix’s audience is large (and growing), it’s notoriously hard to measure. Nielsen hopes to remove some of the difficulty gauging audience viewership in ad-free environments like Netflix with its launch Wednesday of a syndicated measurement service called Nielsen Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) Content Ratings. Eight networks and studios, including A&E, Disney-ABC, Lionsgate, NBCUniversalContinue reading »

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IBM Quietly Builds Its Video Cloud

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Like its competitors, IBM is acquiring and building a video stack. Instead of focusing on media execution, however, IBM is using Watson and data analytics to improve the relevancy of video content, ads and delivery models. “In ad-supported video, how do you make ultra-targeted ads tailored down to the individual for customer acquisition?” said David Mowrey,Continue reading »

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