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Amobee Launches Industry First Self-Service Platform for Revolutionary TV Amplifier Solution, Joining Linear and Connected TV Planning

Horizon Media Drives 65 Percent Additional Digital Reach for Client Using Precision Activation Tool Amobee, the global advertising technology company reinventing advertising for the converging world, has dramatically expanded its revolutionary TV Amplifier solution, making it easier for advertisers to create connected TV (CTV), social and digital media campaigns that perfectly complement their linear TV strategy by ensuring that the right target audiences are reached at the ideal frequency to drive site visits,…

Pixalate Launches World’s First Connected TV Rankings

An analysis of OTT/CTV traffic quality including household reach, invalid traffic (IVT), and more: Telaria, FreeWheel, Verizon Media top Q1 2020 rankings Pixalate, a global ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform, announced the first-ever Connected TV/OTT Seller Trust Index (CSTI), a breakthrough addition to Pixalate's suite of programmatic seller quality rankings. Pixalate's new CSTI ranks the overall quality of programmatic sellers across three major OTT/CTV platforms: Roku, Amazon, and Samsung. Among…

GroundTruth Expands Location Targeting Beyond Mobile with Connected TV and Desktop to Optimize Online Advertising Strategies

GroundTruth, the leading global location technology company, announced today the launch of several new capabilities that will expand the reach of location-based marketing through cross-device channels. With the introduction of its new Connected TV (CTV) solution and Desktop offering, coupled with its existing mobile capabilities, GroundTruth is providing marketers broader access to cross-device channels in order to drive consumers to physical points of interest or convert them online. Campaign insights can then be used to…

Programmatic Connected TV/OTT Ad Spend Bouncing Back, up 40% After Initial COVID-19 Shock

Hulu (+44%), Sling TV (+30%) among notable app risers; All major device types see ad spend bump, including Roku (+44%) and Apple (+41%) Pixalate, a global ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform, today released an update to its COVID-19 benchmarks: Programmatic Ad Spend in the Age of COVID-19: Connected TV/OTT Advertising Report, examining how U.S. programmatic advertisers have shifted budgets during the ongoing pandemic. The latest report details programmatic OTT/CTV ad spend patterns from April…

Tinuiti Doubles Down on Over the Top (OTT) Advertising and Expands Connected TV (CTV) Capabilities to Reflect Changing Consumer Behavior

The innovative performance marketing agency has appointed Jesse Math to enhance a unique native approach to this developing medium Tinuiti, the largest independent performance marketing agency across the triopoly of Google, Facebook and Amazon, expands its OTT practice with the introduction of Tinuiti’s OTT-Native Approach. The agency has hired Jesse Math as vice president of client strategy, planning and platforms—this enhanced approach offers clients access to established one-to-one relationships with publishers and…

Pixalate Earns MRC Accreditation for Multiple Connected TV/OTT, SSAI Measurement Metrics

Pixalate, a global ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform, today announced it has earned accreditations for multiple metrics from the Media Rating Council (MRC) across over-the-top (OTT)/Connected TV (CTV) environments, including server-side-ad-insertion (SSAI) measurement metrics. Pixalate considers server-side-ad-insertion to be one of the largest risk factors to OTT/CTV advertising, threatening millions in ad spend each year. Pixalate's accreditation for SSAI measurement metrics spans desktop, mobile…

Jivox Extends Dynamic Creative Optimization to the Connected TV Advertising Market

New Partnership With Tremor Video Brings CTV Viewer Insights to Global Brands Through Jivox’s Enhanced Omni-Channel Personalization Platform Jivox, the personalized digital marketing technology leader, announced the industry’s first personalized dynamic creative optimization (DCO) for connected TV (CTV). The new solution will offer personalization at scale, eliminating days or weeks from the creative production process and increasing the effectiveness of TV campaigns. Jivox’s DCO for CTV allows brands to optimize messages…

Brightcove Q4 2019 Video Index Shows Rise in Video Engagement on Smartphones and Connected TVs

Early Q1 data shows global news stories driving a surge in streaming news Brightcove Inc., the leading provider of cloud services for video, published the Q4 2019 Brightcove Global Video Index, a report that analyzes hundreds of millions of recent data points from Brightcove’s global platform to provide insights into how viewers are watching video content, which devices they use, and the types of content they consume across various devices. The Q4 Index found consumers increasingly turn to streaming services for…

New Research Shows Connected TV Landscape Is Shifting Away From Paid Subscriptions

Consumers are ready for ad-supported streaming so they won't need to pay for as many services Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, oh my! Regardless of the vehicle, Connected TV (CTV) is growing in ubiquity in the US: almost 9 in 10 consumers have access to a connected TV. Integral Ad Science (IAS), the global leader in digital ad verification, today released results of a survey on streaming trends among American consumers. The report shows that alongside the growth of streaming, consumers may be starting to feel subscription…

Wurl Reaches 100 Million Connected TVs, Delivers 1.2 Billion Targeted Ads in First Full Year Since Launch

Fourth-quarter key metrics up across the board; revenue triples from Q4 2018 to Q4 2019 Wurl, the leading provider of streaming video distribution and advertising services for connected TV (CTV), announced that it expanded its network to reach 100 million CTVs in nine countries in its first full year of operations. Additionally, Wurl delivered more than 225 million hours of programming and more than 1.2 billion personally targeted ads. Marketing Technology News: Ricoh Spins out Vecnos to Focus on Consumer 360-Degree…

Valassis Launches Connected TV Solution to Engage Modern TV Consumers

Valassis CTV Offers Personalized, Measurable Advertising With Greater Efficiency Valassis, the leader in marketing technology and consumer engagement, announced a new Connected TV (CTV) solution to help brands engage the modern streaming TV audience by interests, in-market signals and location. With Valassis CTV, brands are able to uniquely serve and measure their ads to drive the ideal consumer to the nearest store. Marketing Technology News: Freshworks Taps Oracle Cloud Vetaran Prakash Ramamurthy as New CPO…

Comscore and IRIS.TV Introduce Contextual Targeting for Connected TV and Video Advertising

IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace now leverages Comscore's leading brand safety and contextual segments to deliver privacy-focused, relevant, and brand-safe video advertising Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and IRIS.TV, a video intelligence platform for broadcasters and publishers, announced that Comscore's brand safety and contextual categorization segments are now available for activation in IRIS.TV's Contextual Video Marketplace. This partnership…

Pixalate Releases State of Connected TV/OTT: 2019 Ad Supply Trends Report; 330% Global Growth in Programmatic Ad Transactions

An analysis of 2019 programmatic ad supply trends in the Connected TV (CTV) and Over-the-Top (OTT) advertising industry Pixalate, a global ad fraud intelligence and marketing compliance platform, today announced the release of its State of Connected TV/OTT: 2019 Ad Supply Trends Report, featuring granular analysis on the latest trends in Over-the-Top (OTT) and Connected TV (CTV) advertising. Marketing Technology News: Rocketrip names Efrat Moshkoviz as Vice President of Customer Success Key Findings: 330% global…

DoubleVerify Announces the First Programmatic Platform Certification Program for Comprehensive Connected TV Fraud Protection

Amobee, MediaMath, SpotX, the Trade Desk & Xandr Are First Platforms to Be Certified by DV DoubleVerify (“DV”), a leading software platform for digital media measurement, data and analytics, announced the industry’s first connected TV (“CTV”) Targeting Certification for programmatic platforms, designed to protect advertisers from fraud and invalid traffic (“IVT”) in the CTV space. In order to be certified by DV for CTV Targeting, a platform must demonstrate the ability to prevent fraud and IVT by applying DV’s…

ANA and Innovid Release New Research Study Revealing Key Insights in Connected TV

Data from 17 National Brands Uncovers Effectiveness of Creative Formats and Key Trends in Measurement, Creative, Customer Experiences to help Guide Brands, Agencies and Publishers As consumers increasingly demand more focused and relevant advertising, a new study reveals that connected TV (CTV) significantly extends reach, provides more interactivity and increases earned time over standard ad experiences. .@Innovid and @ANAmarketers release new research study revealing key insights into connected TV Innovid and the ANA…

Year’s Biggest AdTech Deal: Rubicon Project and Telaria to Combine as a Single SSP + Connected TV AdTech Company

AdTech industry doesn't spare any chance to throw up unique updates. Today, two major ad tech companies announced a key M&A deal that could change the Connected TV advertising technology landscape forever. Rubicon Project and Telaria will merge to create the world’s largest independent sell-side advertising platform, poised to capture growth in CTV. Earlier this year, two content recommendation platforms  - Taboola and Outbrain, had joined hands to take on the duopoly of Google and Facebook advertising. Telaria is a…

StackAdapt and SpotX Launch Connected TV Partnership for Canadian Advertisers

StackAdapt clients can now access premium CTV inventory and audiences via SpotX StackAdapt, a programmatic advertising technology company, and SpotX, the leading global video advertising and monetization platform, have announced a partnership focused on Connected TV (CTV) inventory and audiences, enabling advertisers to reach Canadian viewers of over-the-top (OTT) content at scale. Advertisers working with StackAdapt can now access premium inventory from more than 600 media owners, including A+E Networks, Discovery, and…

Amobee Launches Fraud Free Guarantee for Connected TV Inventory, Part of a Comprehensive Solution to Detect and Block Fraudulent Inventory

Advertising Platform Partners with DoubleVerify to Ensure a Fraud Free Experience for Brands and Agencies Amobee, a global digital advertising technology company, announced an extension of its partnership with DoubleVerify—the leading independent platform for digital media measurement software and analytics—to launch an expansion of its existing, comprehensive fraud prevention solution to include connected TV inventory. This updated protection leverages an early detection system using advanced technology and partnership…

Tru Optik to Launch Free Privacy.TV Solution to Solve for Lack of Consumer Privacy Coordination Across Connected TV Advertising

Privacy.TV to Usher in New Era of Accountability, Transparency and Privacy Compliance Across Advanced TV Advertising Tru Optik, the most widely used audience intelligence and data-management platform (DMP) across Connected TV (CTV), announced plans to power a free privacy compliance solution for CTV and Advanced Media called Privacy.TV. The solution will roll out in Q4 2019 in beta and become commercially available in 2020, offering OTT consumer opt-out and data transparency capabilities for publishers, adtech platforms,…

Samba TV Acquires Wove, Expanding the Industry’s Leading Connected TV Advertising and Technology Stack

Samba TV, the leading provider of global TV data and audience analytics, announced that it has acquired Wove, a data integration platform that will strengthen Samba’s advanced data onboarding and activation capabilities, opening the door for advertisers to apply first-party data to targeted connected TV and cross-screen advertising. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. This is the third acquisition for Samba in the past year, following Screen6 and Axwave, as the company continues to assemble a powerful technology stack to…