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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The Telcos Just Strengthened Their Arsenal In The Fight For Brand Advertising Dollars

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Lance Neuhauser, CEO at 4C Insights. The battle over the millions of brand advertising dollars that were routinely funneled to linear television has heated up to the point where it now resembles the climax ofContinue reading »

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OTT Audience Growth Is Explosive, But It’s Challenged By Silos (And More Silos)

OTT audiences are increasing in volume and engagement, but the channel must still overcome issues related to content discovery, measurement and fill rates. At A&E Networks, OTT’s share of audience is up 150% compared with decreases in engagement across desktop and mobile. At Bloomberg, 30% of its OTT audiences watch for 30 minutes or moreContinue reading »

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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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