MRC’s Video Measurement Guidelines Address OTT For The First Time

The Media Rating Council is officially down with OTT. On Friday, the group released an updated version of its Digital Video Ad Impression Measurement Guidelines, which advises on server-side ad insertion (SSAI) and OTT platforms for the first time. Video vendors struggle to measure ad impressions across OTT since the landscape is vast and convoluted.Continue 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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Roku Lets Publishers Sell Inventory Using Its Audience Data

Roku released its Audience Marketplace on Tuesday, designed to let publishers use its first-party data based on how consumers interact with the OTT device. The new marketplace allows publishers to match their audiences with Roku’s. The device’s first-party data also provides behavioral insights – such as what content Roku users search for or how muchContinue reading »

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How Advertisers Should Think About Brand Safety On OTT

Video delivered over the internet to a smart television or connected TV could have a brand safety problem. We’re talking specifically about user-generated digital video streaming to a big screen and the niche OTT channels and streaming services that seem be springing up on a near-weekly basis. That type of video shouldn’t be confused withContinue reading »

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NBCU Develops A Unified Ad Metric To Level The Playing Field Between TV And Digital Impressions

NBCUniversal is about to do something TV companies have talked about for years: transact TV in a similar way as digital – on impressions. NBCU revealed Thursday that it would begin to measure live, on-demand and time-shifted TV ad buys using a common impression-based metric called CFlight. CFlight will be part of NBCU’s upfront pitch andContinue reading »

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How Turner Monetizes New Channels Amid Changing Viewer Habits

Amit Chaturvedi, EVP of revenue and operations and product management for Turner, will speak at AdExchanger’s Programmatic IO conference on April 10-11 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. At Turner, Amit Chaturvedi’s job is to support ad sales and drive revenue. He’s the guy responsible for vetting vendor partners and building a stack to ensure theContinue reading »

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White Ops And Beachfront Team Up To Prevent OTT Ad Fraud – But How Big Of A Problem Is It?

Video supply-side platform Beachfront Media is expanding its partnership with White Ops, the digital verification vendor that specializes in bot detection, to include over-the-top (OTT) inventory. All inventory passing through Beachfront’s marketplace is now vetted and verified by White Ops, according to Frank Sinton, Beachfront’s founder and chief product officer. But is OTT fraud aContinue reading »

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Sinclair And Tru Optik Let Local Advertisers Target Connected TV Audiences

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Sinclair Broadcasting, the largest owner of television stations across the nation, is letting local advertisers buy connected TV in a much more targeted way alongside linear and digital. The broadcaster is teaming up with the connected TV DMP and measurement system Tru Optik to power advanced audience targeting across Sinclair’s owned-and-operated inventory, as well asContinue reading »

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OTT Audiences Are There – So Why Aren’t Advertisers Buying?

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OTT audiences are prevalent and engaged. But while advertisers are buying, they’re not exactly beating down the doors. Watch any premium long-form show on an internet connection and you’ll see the same irrelevant message played so frequently it’ll haunt your dreams. What gives? The main issue is buyer confusion about how to transact on OTTContinue reading »

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Roku Launches Measurement Platform Powered By Its First-Party TV Data

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Advertisers for the first time can tap Roku’s first-party data via a managed service measurement system called Ad Insights, released on Wednesday. The Ad Insights platform builds on Roku’s support of third-party measurement partners like existing partner Nielsen, Kantar Millward Brown, Oracle, Placed and Experian. “This launch was really the result of us stepping backContinue reading »

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