How OTT Platforms Fit Into The Complicated TV Landscape

Pity the OTT ad buyer, who must manage reach and frequency goals while finding inventory across a fragmented TV landscape. Often, the same inventory is available from multiple sellers – from networks like NBC, Fox and ABC to the actual OTT platforms, like Roku, Samsung or Amazon. And networks and platforms offer different strengths andContinue reading »

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The Marketer’s Guide To ACR Tech In Smart TVs

If you own a smart TV, chances are its integrated automated content recognition (ACR) technology tracks everything you watch. What started out as a niche technology tracking viewership in high-end smart TVs has spread to the masses: Forty-seven percent of the United States’ 120 million homes own smart TVs, up from 39% a year ago,Continue reading »

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Roku Vet Jim Lombard On How Tetra TV Gains Inventory And Trust As A CTV Ad Network

“On TV and Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. After this exclusive first look for subscribers, the story by AdExchanger’s James Hercher will be published in full on AdExchanger.com on Thursday. If mobile and display advertising was the first stage of programmatic technology, connected TV (CTV) and broadcast advertising could be considered the second. But there is oneContinue reading »

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Roku Takes New OTT Planning Tools To The Upfront

Roku has spent the past few years showing advertisers the incremental reach they can gain by buying over-the-top TV (OTT). On Wednesday, the smart TV operating system launched Activation Insights, an OTT planning tool that helps buyers plan OTT buys by understanding how much budget to shift from linear TV to maximize returns. Brands knowContinue reading »

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Roku’s Platform Revenue Soars, But Competition Looms

Roku is reaping the benefits of cord cutting. The connected TV platform’s revenues grew 51% year over year in Q1 to $206.7 million. Roku surpassed Samsung as the number one smart TV OS in the United States, where more than one in three smart TVs sold had Roku software embedded, said CEO Anthony Wood onContinue reading »

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Roku’s $151 Million In Q4 Platform Revenue Illustrates Rising Adoption Of Connected TV

Marketers were slow to move their advertising dollars from desktop to mobile, but they are transitioning to connected TV more quickly, according to Roku CEO Anthony Wood. Advertisers’ quick adoption of connected TV contributed to its $151 million in Q4 platform revenue.Total revenue totaled $275.7 million. Next year, Roku expects more than $1 billion inContinue reading »

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Snap Has Brand Safety Issues; Roku Hosts InfoWars

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Snap Safety Some marketers have complained about Snapchat brand safety issues now that it’s transitioned to a self-serve ad platform. Last week, an ad directed to a fake news story about Chrissy Teigen promoting weight loss pills, Digiday reports. And last year, an adContinue reading »

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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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Roku Advertising Skyrockets, As It Uses Measurement To Lure Budget From Linear

Of the $70 billion in national TV ad spend, Roku’s Q3 cut was $100 million. But the over-the-top (OTT) platform and device manufacturer is gunning for more, using its relatively new measurement program to convince advertisers to divert linear spend to OTT. Roku touted that $100 million milestone on Wednesday, noting that its platform business,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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