Everyone Is Dreaming Of Streaming These Days, But Netflix Isn’t Sweating It

Attention, broadcasters, SVOD services and tech companies in the midst of launching a streaming subscription service (or thinking about it): Netflix doesn’t consider you to be competition. “We compete so broadly with all of these different providers that any one provider entering only makes a difference on the margin,” Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said ThursdayContinue reading »

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PremiumMedia360 Aims To Help Sellers With Their Ad Revenue Leakage Woes

The best-laid media plans of mice, men, buyers and sellers often go awry. On Tuesday, advertising data automation company PremiumMedia360 launched a solution that reduces revenue leakage, payment issues and general reconciliation-related agita for broadcast advertising buyers and sellers. Ad tech middlemen and agencies know the pain of slow payment. They place ads for theirContinue reading »

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Ad Loads Are Actually Increasing, But That Won’t Offset TV’s Long-Term Negative Trends

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Eric Berry, CEO at TripleLift. TV is a fundamental part of any marketer’s mixed media model. For many brands, TV is the highest performing inventory source. Yet the trends are unquestionably negative for TVContinue reading »

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Samba TV Buys Screen6 To Try And Solve OTT’s Frequency Capping Nightmare

Advertiser interest in over-the-top is picking up steam and dollars – but cross-platform measurement is lagging behind. Data and analytics company Samba TV hopes to speed the process with the acquisition Thursday of Amsterdam-based cross-device graph provider Screen6. Ashwin Navin, Samba’s CEO and co-founder, declined to share the deal price, but noted that the company used aContinue reading »

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2018: The Year AT&T Packed Its War Chest

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video.  Today’s column is written by Lindsey Harju, co-founder at Blinc Digital Group. 2018 may look similar to years past, with cross-channel acquisitions a seemingly regular occurrence. But for me, 2018 will stand out in the history of advanced TVContinue reading »

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Majority of Twitch Esports Viewers Use Platform Every Day, Nielsen Report Shows

A Nielsen survey released Thursday suggests esports watchers are a prime target for advertisers, but old strategies won’t work on them. The 2018 Nielsen Esports Fan Insights report includes behavior data from hundreds of esports gamers collected over the last year. These fans watched and participated in games like “League of Legends,” “Overwatch League,” “Fortnite”Continue reading »

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The Pain And Promise Of Identity In Addressable TV

“On TV And Video” is a column exploring opportunities and challenges in advanced TV and video. Today’s column is written by Matt Prohaska, principal and CEO at Prohaska Consulting. When I was 24, I resigned from a great job at BBDO to become the first New York salesperson at upstart media company CNET. When people askedContinue reading »

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Is Nexstar Media’s Acquisition Of Tribune Media Co. An Opportunity For Addressable TV?

When Nexstar Media Inc. acquired local TV giant Tribune Media Co. Monday for $4.1 billion – outbidding private equity firm Apollo Global Management, LLC with an all-cash offer – it gained new status as the largest local TV operator in the country. Nexstar now has the opportunity to reach millions of customers with more sophisticatedContinue reading »

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Disney Drops FreeWheel in Favor of Google Ad Manager

The Walt Disney Company has found its happily ever after with Google, not Comcast-owned FreeWheel. After months of speculation, Google said in a blog post that Disney would implement its ad platform across its brands, including Disney, ABC, ESPN, Marvel, Pixar and Star Wars. The relationship will span all of Disney’s video and display inventory.Continue reading »

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