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Leading Broadcast and Cable Networks Join Nielsen to Test Linear Addressable TV Advertising Platform

A+E Networks, AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery, FOX, NBCUniversal, WarnerMedia and other media publishers double down on addressable TV initiatives ahead of the 2020 Upfronts Nielsen announced the beta launch of its Addressable TV platform. As part of the beta, programmers including A+E Networks, AMC Networks, CBS, Discovery, FOX, NBCUniversal and WarnerMedia will test the solution by running addressable ad campaigns and evaluating how it interoperates with existing and evolving workflows. The beta program is underway and will…

Roku TV Momentum Grows with New Licensee Brands

15 Global Brands to Make Roku TV Models in North America and Europe in 2020 Roku, Inc. announced that 15 TV brands will launch Roku TV™ models in Canada, Mexico, the United States and the United Kingdom in 2020, providing consumers with a premium smart TV experience at an affordable price. Roku TV brands in 2020 include ATVIO, Element, Hisense, Hitachi, InFocus, JVC, Magnavox, onn., Philips, Polaroid, RCA, Sanyo, TCL and Westinghouse. Roku TV now on 15 brands including ATVIO, Element, Hisense, Hitachi, InFocus, JVC,…

Cadent Acquires 4INFO, Expands Cross-Screen TV Capabilities for National Advertisers

The Acquisition Enhances Cadent's Ability to Orchestrate TV Advertising Across Linear, Addressable STB, and OTT/CTV Formats Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, announced the acquisition of 4INFO to expand its cross-screen solutions for national advertisers with advanced audience targeting, and over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) video buying capabilities. The ability to orchestrate traditional and next generation TV campaigns is core to any modern advertising campaign. However, advertisers are challenged with…

Levira and Pixellot Introduce AI-Automated Sports Production to All Estonian and Latvian Basketball Leagues

Starting This Season, All Games from the Men and Women Estonian and Latvian Leagues Will Be Broadcast on Television and Streamed over the Web Pixellot, the worldwide leader in AI-automated sports production and AS Levira, Estonia’s leading TV and radio network operator have signed an exclusive, long-term production agreement with the Estonian and Latvian Basketball Associations. Levira will produce and live-stream all Paf Estonian-Latvian Basketball League games, Women’s Baltic League ELITE and International Division…

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…

New Software Feature Shows How Radio & TV Spots Affect Web Traffic

GaleForce Digital Technologies introduces MediaInsights feature to MediaForce GaleForce Digital Technologies, a leading provider of media software and digital marketing solutions, has greatly enhanced MediaForce, its revolutionary media planning and buying solution, with its innovative new MediaInsights tool.  MediaInsights links a client's Google Analytics account with its respective media plan within MediaForce, revealing correlations between media schedules and web traffic. Now advertisers can actually see which TV and…

MarTech Interview with Jo Kinsella, Chief Revenue Officer and EVP at TVSquared

"Today, the definition of “TV” means linear and digital video. Since the advertising industry has traditionally operated in silos, it began segmenting digital and linear TV into separate buckets." Could you tell us about your role and journey within the marketing industry? What inspired you to join TVSquared? The majority of my professional career was spent in the FinTech space – an industry that trailblazed the use of Big Data analytics. I was introduced to the world of TV advertising after Calum Smeaton, TVSquared’s CEO,…

Plex Launches Ad-Supported Video on Demand on Every Continent, Delivering Free Streaming of Thousands of Movies and TV Shows On Any Device…

Plex, the global streaming media company that brings your favorite content together in the highest-rated OTT video app, today announced its global ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) offering is now available, making it the most widely available AVOD offering in the industry, reaching users in more than 200 countries. The free service brings thousands of Oscar-winning movies, cult classic favorites, documentaries, popular TV shows, and more to media lovers on every continent, accessible via almost any device, with…

BridTV Announces ‘Ads Marketplace’ Powered by Top-Tier Ad Demand

Bringing video technology to new heights with a powerful video ad system called, Ads Marketplace. Publishers and advertisers combine their efforts to deliver top-quality services for their respective partners. BridTV video platform is the bridge that brings them together. The new tech earned the support and expertise from top-tier ad providers, including Google AdX, SpringServe and Verizon Media Group. Thanks to these new-found partnerships, our service now enables high-tech features like Dynamic Allocation. Each…

EDO and Toyota Partner for Cutting-Edge TV Advertising

New Partnership Harnesses EDO's Search Engagement Platform and Dataset EDO Inc., the data, measurement and analytics company, announced a new partnership with Toyota, the global leader in automotive manufacturing and sales, to improve TV advertising campaign performance.  The partnership will allow EDO, Toyota, and Toyota's advertising agencies to better understand customer behavioral response to creative messaging and media targeting and provide real-time insights, as well as competitive intelligence. EDO analyzes each…

Cadent Recognized for Leadership in Addressable TV Advertising

The Gabbcon ABBI Awards Honored Cadent for Innovative Addressable Campaigns and Audience-Based Buying Technology Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, was recognized for Most Innovative Use of Audience-Based Buying Technology, Most Innovative Use of Addressable Television and Impact, at the Gabbcon ABBI (Audience-Based Buying Innovation) awards last night. The awards event, held in Beverly Hills during LA TV and Innovation Week, celebrates the most innovative companies in audience-based buying as judged by a panel of…

Claiming TV’s Space in the Media Ecosystem of the Future

Leaders of the “Big Four” networks declared broadcast isn’t dead, but while they might be a little biased, the data speaks for itself. U.S. TV ad spend was at a stable $70 billion in 2018, and the Upfronts remain a constant in the advertising calendar. Yet with calls from ABC Entertainment to rethink the traditional schedule, the reality is TV (and the role it plays in our lives) is not dying, it’s changing – and I believe it has a very solid plan for the future. Riding the Rollercoaster Scaremongering aside, “TV is dead”…

NinthDecimal-Inscape Partnership Improves TV Measurement and Audience Intelligence Capabilities

NinthDecimal Expands Closed-Loop Planning & Measurement Capabilities Through Inscape Partnership Today, NinthDecimal, the leading omni-channel marketing platform and Inscape, the leading provider of smart TV viewing data, announced a strategic partnership that will enhance NinthDecimal’s portfolio of TV measurement and audience solutions. The combination of Inscape’s 12M+ smart TVs with NinthDecimal’s consumer offline behavior from over 200M devices allow marketers to quantify the impact of their television advertising…

Comscore Announces Agreement with Premion to Provide Measurement for Leading CTV/OTT Platform

Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, and Premion, a division of TEGNA Inc. and the leading premium CTV/over-the-top (OTT) advertising platform for local and regional advertisers, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Comscore to be the measurement provider for Premion's OTT offering. Part of TEGNA Marketing Solutions (TMS), Premion is an industry-leading CTV/OTT advertising platform enabling local, regional and national advertisers to reach desirable…

eyecandylab and LG Uplus Become first to Fuse TV Home Shopping with Augmented Reality

eyecandylab and LG Uplus, the leading 5G service provider in South Korea, are taking home shopping to a new level with their newly launched cooperation: With the launch of the product "U+ AR Shopping", they are realizing Augmented Reality for home shopping channels for the first time worldwide, thus bringing the shopping mile home. Viewers of GS Shopping and Home&Shopping, two of South Korea's largest home shopping channels, will now benefit from better product presentations. These include detailed 3D scans that allow…

Synamedia and Triveni Digital Join Forces to Transform TV Viewing Experience

Major global broadcasters and content owners tap Synamedia and Triveni Digital for video compression and delivery expertise Global independent video software provider backed by Permira funds and Sky, Synamedia, has partnered with Triveni Digital to enable customers to seamlessly transition to ATSC 3.0. Triveni Digital is the leading provider of program guide and metadata management, data broadcasting and service quality assurance solutions for broadcasters and service providers. In addition, the pair also announced their…

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,…

Launch Of The New OpenAP Market Brings Simplicity And Scale To Audience-Based Campaigns In TV Advertising

Building on its existing standards-based audience definitions, the OpenAP Market now helps advertisers power audience-based campaigns across linear TV and long-form digital video OpenAP, the advanced advertising company owned by Fox Corporation, NBCUniversal and Viacom, today announced it has launched the OpenAP Market, an open marketplace that now offers premium video advertising inventory and unified audience-based buying across the largest collection of digital and linear television programming. The release expands…

A-Z Glossary For Good TV Marketing – Part 2

Continuing my manual of TV Marketing metrics, let’s jump straight back in. I – Interactive Advertising With so many ad formats failing to engage ­­– or worse, downright annoy – customers, more and more digital platforms are trialing interactive ads (IADs). In simple terms, IADs allow viewers to ‘press the red button’ or click through to a website. Options include viewing a movie trailer, ordering a sample of a product, entering a competition or simply finding out further information about a brand or product. J – Jump Page…