Simulmedia Raises $29 Million Series E, With Continued Focus on Linear TV

Simulmedia, one of the OGs of data-driven TV, raised $29 million in Series E funding Wednesday. The funding will go toward research and development as Simulmedia connects to more inventory sources beyond national linear advertising, including local advertising and OTT from authenticated apps from broadcast and cable companies. The cash will also put the profitableContinue reading »

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Who Sells What? NCC Media And Xandr Aim To Consolidate The Confusing Addressable TV Market

The two minutes of television inventory sold by multichannel video players (MVPDs) – which can be made addressable by targeting through the set-top box – has historically been fragmented across providers, making it complex for a national advertiser to run addressable campaigns at scale. Today, MVPDs are jockeying to sell each other’s addressable TV supply,Continue reading »

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Podcast: Dave Morgan Looks Back On 20 Years Of Startup Life

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Welcome to AdExchanger Talks, a podcast focused on data-driven marketing. Subscribe here. Dave Morgan is a singular figure in the advertising industry. The founder of three ad tech companies, each in a way ahead of its time, is our guest on AdExchanger Talks this week. In the late ’90s, Morgan built Real Media, an ad network/ad serverContinue reading »

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A Brief History Of Video Ad Tech M&A – And The Future Of Pure Plays

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There’s been no shortage of ad tech M&A lately, and video’s been one of the biggest drivers of deal activity. “Thirty-six months ago, YouTube MCNs [multichannel networks] were the video solution of choice to reach audiences with compelling content,” said Elgin Thompson, managing director for investment bank Digital Capital Advisors. “Now, solutions intended to monetizeContinue reading »

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