OTT? CTV? OMG What’s The Difference?

Everyone wants to talk about over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) right now, but they’re often confused for one another. They’re also used interchangeably by many marketers, brands, and sometimes, by the most erudite reporters. With all the TLAs (three letter acronyms) we love to employ in this industry, we thought it’d be a goodContinue reading »

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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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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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Here’s What’s Needed To Scale Behavioral Targeting On OTT

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Frost Prioleau, CEO at Simpli.fi. Part of the promise of over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) is that they marry the benefits of traditional television with digital marketing capabilities. A large part of digital’sContinue 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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A True Omnichannel Ecosystem With TV At The Center

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Brad Smith, senior vice president of revenue and operations at Videa.​ Cross-platform media buying and selling is not a new concept. A few years ago, the idea of integrating linear TV with over-the-top (OTT),Continue reading »

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Roku’s Scott Rosenberg: Inside The Rise Of The Platform Business Powerhouse

Just a few years ago, Roku focused on getting devices into as many households as possible. But at a certain point, Roku realized it had to do more to innovate and stay relevant in the over-the-top (OTT) battleground for ad dollars. Since then Roku has become an advertising titan. In its Q2 earnings call lastContinue reading »

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Roku’s Platform Business Grew 96% In Q2

Roku’s platform business, which encompasses advertising and subscription revenue, grew 96% in Q2 to $90 million. Roku’s ad business now makes up two-thirds of platform revenue, Scott Rosenberg, VP of advertising and audience development, said Wednesday during the company’s Q2 earnings call. Rosenberg didn’t break out a figure for ad revenue but said a majorityContinue reading »

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