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NCC Media Names Programmatic TV Pioneer and Two-Time Technical Emmy Winner Gerrit Niemeijer as Chief Technology Officer

NCC Media, the national television advertising sales, marketing and technology company owned by Comcast Corporation, Charter Communications, Inc. and Cox Communications, announced it has named Gerrit Niemeijer as chief technology officer.  A two-time, technical Emmy Award winner for his work as CTO of ad tech company Visible World, Niemeijer led development of the world's first programmatic platform for buying linear TV, AudienceXpress, and holds more than 20 patents in the advanced TV space.  At NCC, he will oversee the…

IPONWEB hires Moritz Wuttke to Build on Programmatic TV Potential

Advertising Technology Specialist Expands Its Focus on Growing Digital TV Market IPONWEB, an industry pioneer and world leader in the development of advanced advertising platforms and infrastructure, announced the appointment of Moritz Wuttke as Senior Vice President, Commercial for its newly-created TV Solutions Group. In this role, Wuttke will be responsible for developing, leading, and managing all TV commercial opportunities globally and will partner with internal product and technology teams to expand IPONWEB’s…

Chief Media Transforms Programmatic TV Buying With New Advanced Audience Targeting for Linear TV

New propriety technology couples the precision and power of Chief Media's Continuum attribution engine with Futures Media T3 Technology™ Chief Media, a leading direct response marketing agency, announced new technology innovations that provide marketers with robust programmatic TV ad solutions and strategic media buying powered by first-party audience data. Through a strategic alliance with Futures Media, Chief Media empowers its clients with its Television Trader Terminal (T3 Technology), the first technology built…

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…

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…

Viamedia, EMX and Advertisers from CTV Media Announce Successful Live Market Trial Delivering Digital Programmatic Ads into Live Cable TV on…

Innovative Step Taken in Bridging Linear TV with the Digital Programmatic Advertising Landscape EMX,  a leading marketing technology company and digital media exchange, and Viamedia, a leading cross-platform local video advertising company, announced the successful trial of QTT™, Viamedia's cloud-based patent pending advanced television advertising product which is the first to use digital standards to programmatically request and receive ads from a digital ad exchange to enable live linear cable television ad insertion…

Tappx to Develop and Launch the World’s First Programmatic Server-Side Ad Insertion Platform for the Digital TV Advertising Industry with…

Tappx to disrupt the global OTT/CTV advertising industry Tappx - a leading AdTech company that delivers global digital advertising solutions for mobile and OTT/CTV - has secured backing from the EU Horizon 2020 SME-1 fund to develop and launch the world’s first Programmatic Server-Side Ad Insertion (PSSAI) OTT/CTV (Over-the-Top/Connected TV) solution. The Tappx EU Horizon 2020 project known as Tappx PSSAI is poised to disrupt the global digital TV advertising industry, because it can simultaneously manage and…

FreeWheel Announces Programmatic OTT Offering for Local TV Buyers

End-To-End Automated Buying Within the Strata Platform Removes Common Barriers to Buying Premium OTT Video FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced that its FreeWheel Advertisers division has launched new OTT buying capabilities for agencies and advertisers. FreeWheel Advertisers’ network of 1,200-plus agencies using the Strata platform can now programmatically access the full OTT marketplace through exchanges and direct premium publisher integrations. “Our clients are very interested in tapping into new opportunities to…

Looking Ahead: Predictions for Programmatic Advanced TV Advertising

The competitive diversity scenario i.e. all-against-all will greatly intensify across the global television advertising market throughout 2019. Global platforms with bottomless pockets will quickly penetrate local markets; local traditional players will produce and license premium content for big platforms; technology will accelerate the disintermediation from large producers and rights holders to audiences; successful subscription models will be accompanied by new non-advertising formulas; traditional and virtual…

Cheddar Taps Telaria’s Video Management Platform As SSP Partner to Scale Connected TV Advertising Programmatically

Telaria, the complete software platform to manage video advertising for premium publishers, announced that Cheddar, the leading post-cable networks company, has selected Telaria as a supply-side partner to boost monetization of its inventory, including connected TV (CTV). The partnership comes as Cheddar significantly expands its presence across video streaming platforms, smart TVs, and devices through partnerships with AT&T and Samsung, among others. Cheddar has two news networks, Cheddar Business and Cheddar News,…

Tribune Broadcasting TV Ad Sales Open 24-7-365 With WideOrbit’s Programmatic Marketplace

In a first for the local broadcast television industry, Tribune Broadcasting, a division of Tribune Media Company, has launched an ‘always-open’ TV ad sales operation thanks to a technology partnership with programmatic TV leader Wideorbit. "Tribune’s embrace of an ‘always-open’ programmatic sales operation will make its local broadcast TV ad inventory as easy to purchase as any other media option." As an early adopter of machine-assisted sales of local spot advertising, Tribune collaborated with WideOrbit on…

SpotX and fuboTV Join Forces for Programmatic Monetization of OTT Content

fuboTV Would Leverage SpotX’s Robust Monetization Capabilities for OTT Content, Massive Scale, and Deep Agency Relationships Throughout 2018 Barely weeks before the start of the Winter Olympics 2018, SpotX has announced a strategic partnership with fuboTV, the leading sports-first streaming TV service. Through this partnership, the leading video ad serving platform is powering the programmatic monetization of fuboTV’s live, over-the-top (OTT) content - including more channels that carry sports in a base package than any…

FreeCast Partners with Stingray to Offer its Free, Ad-supported TV Channels and Popular Audio Channels

SelectTV gains 15 new channels featuring full-length concerts, music documentaries, karaoke and more. FreeCast is announcing an agreement with Stingray, a leading music, media and technology company, that will bring five ad-supported TV channels and ten of Stingray's most popular music channels to the company's SmartGuide. Popular channels such as Qello Concerts by Stingray, Stingray DJazz, Stingray Classica, and Stingray's Naturescape will be offered to FreeCast's millions of subscribers for free. Additionally, the…

Ocean Outdoor Enables Programmatic Buying Of Iconic United Kingdom Screens Via Hivestack

New partnership enables programmatic activation of super-premium screens at prime locations in the United Kingdom Premium digital out-of-home media owner, Ocean Outdoor UK Limited (Ocean),  announced that it has partnered with Hivestack, a global ad tech leader in programmatic digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. The collaboration will mark a new chapter in the history of programmatic DOOH, enabling marketers to activate some of the most iconic and recognisable screens in the United Kingdom. Marketing Technology News:…

Cinedigm Networks Comedy Dynamics, CONtv, Docurama and Dove Channel, are Available Now on the New Redbox Live TV Streaming Service

Cinedigm, announced that four of the Company’s most popular offerings Comedy Dynamics, CONtv, Docurama and Dove Channel are now available on Redbox’s new Free Live TV streaming platform. Long-established as America’s destination for entertainment, Redbox is once again providing their users with even more value, choice and convenience with Redbox Free Live TV. The new service is curated to the interests of the broad Redbox audience, offering a growing selection of live-streamed films and series free of charge. Marketing…

The Movie Studio Executes Advertising and Content Provider Agreement with eStreamTV

The Movie Studio, Inc.  proudly announces that it has executed an advertising channel agreement with eStreamTV, a provider of integrating programmatic advertising on television platforms. The agreement will include revenue sharing and integration of eStreamTV into The Movie Studio’s new app, currently available in the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store as part of a soft launch, with full launch anticipated to take place early fall 2020. The initial application of the agreement with eStreamTV will focus on advertiser…

Broadcasters Optimistic About 5G’s Role in Improving TV Viewing Experience

New survey finds 92% of broadcasters expect to adopt 5G within two years A global poll of broadcasters conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Nevion, the architects of virtualized media production, has found that over a third (39%) of respondents expect their organization will be ready to adopt 5G within a year, while a further 53% believe they will be able to do so within the following year. The survey found that 94% of broadcasters think that their country has the infrastructure ready to adopt 5G. Yet, despite this…

Hype or Just Normal: 5G Adoption and the Future of Connected TV and OTT

According to the global survey, 5G will start replacing the traditional broadcast distribution channels for TV Content like DTT and satellite within 1 to 2 years. Internet TV technology ecosystem is in a dynamic state of transition. Its future is heavily dependent on how quickly telecom service providers adopt 5G capabilities. According to the recent survey on the role of 5G and perceptions of broadcasters across the globe, Nevion found out that nearly 82% of the respondents agreed that 5G will “Eventually replace…

SpotX Makes Strategic Investment in SpringServe, Leading Independent Ad Serving Platform for OTT and CTV

Companies will collaborate by integrating platform capabilities and developing technologies to further connect the supply and demand ecosystems SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, today announced a strategic investment in SpringServe, the leading ad serving platform for over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV). Under the terms of the agreement, both companies will work together to provide joint customers with the most advanced video advertising capabilities, while seamlessly connecting platform…