The Underlying Challenges Of One-To-One TV Targeting

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Michael Connolly, co-founder and CEO at Sonobi. So, a group of guys is sitting down to watch the hockey playoffs on TV, and a Maybelline commercial pops up. Even if the cosmetics advertisement isContinue reading »

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson: Long-Tail Turner Inventory Will Be Monetized Through AppNexus In 12-18 Months

Turner inventory will soon be available through the AppNexus ad platform, AT&T top dog Randall Stephenson said at an event Wednesday. Speaking at Goldman Sachs’ Communacopia conference in New York, Stephenson also told attendees how he hopes to expand HBO viewership and said that federal authorities must codify rules around privacy and net neutrality. Advertising isContinue reading »

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Amobee Closes Videology Deal As The Duo Chart A Course To Take On Advanced TV

Amobee just crossed the final T on its acquisition of advanced TV and video ad platform Videology. The deal, which closed on Tuesday, marks both the end of a tumultuous few years for Videology and a fresh start for a company that foundered despite solid technology and a shrewd vision. The Videology name will beContinue reading »

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The Changing Tides Of Connected TV

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Brienna Pinnow, co-founder at Blinc Digital Group. Connected TV (CTV) is completely changing the way people gobble up, browse and binge the content they love. CTV’s tidal wave of change is rolling in fasterContinue 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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AMC Networks To Offer Addressable TV Inventory

AMC Networks said Thursday it will allow advertisers to dynamically insert ads to reach specific households, marking its first foray into addressable TV. The offering will be available in the fourth quarter, said Adam Gaynor, AMC’s VP of advertising and data solutions. Sorenson Media’s addressable ad platform will power the capability with Samsung smart TVsContinue reading »

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Comcast Q2: Optimistic About The Upfronts And Challenged By Cord Cutting

Comcast’s strategy has long been to invest in every area where customers get their entertainment or information, so that even if one line of business is affected by changing consumer preferences, another could benefit. Cord cutters, for instance, reduced Comcast’s video business but aided its broadband business. The following are items of interest gleaned fromContinue reading »

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NCC Media Hires Digital Vet Bob Ivins As Its First Chief Data Officer

As part of a push to adopt a more digital, data-driven mentality, NCC Media hired Bob Ivins as the TV advertising conglomerate’s inaugural chief data officer. NCC Media, which is owned by Comcast, Charter and Cox Communications, started a division in April that focuses on building data-driven products. With Ivins overseeing data products for theContinue reading »

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ESPN’s Programmatic Quarterback: It’s Game Time

After years of sitting on the programmatic-video sidelines, ESPN is tagging in. The sports network started selling video programmatically for the first time this year. Travis Howe, SVP of platform ad sales strategy, is running the playbook. “When I looked at the media landscape, there were very few companies that were not only sitting atContinue reading »

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Google, The Guardian And MightyHive Test Ads.txt; Skinny Bundles Fattening Up

Here’s today’s AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Still Spoofin’ The Guardian teamed up with Google and MightyHive to investigate the state of domain spoofing on the open exchange and found Ads.txt has been an effective deterrent when implemented by buyers, but that many still pay for fake inventory on unauthorized exchanges.Continue reading »

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