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Comscore Sees Notable Rise in Streaming Usage

Households using OTT up 28 percent, total OTT hours up 13 percent year-over-year The latest research from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, finds that OTT streaming has significantly increased across Connected TVs and streaming boxes/sticks in recent weeks. The higher utilization rates are the latest example of how media consumption shifts are rapidly occurring amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In looking at OTT streaming behavior thus far in March 2020, Comscore…

Vidaa and OTTera’s Streaming Video Service Join Power on Hisense Smart TVs with Vidaa Platform

Consumer electronics company Hisense and their subsidiary Vidaa have chosen OTTera, the white label OTT streaming video service, to onboard onto the Hisense VIDAA platform. Vidaa will work with OTTera to integrate long tail providers and utilize OTTera's simple-to-use integration and already integrated advertising solution for a speedier onboarding to its platform. "Hisense and Vidaa have been very aggressive since their entry into the connected TV space, and as an early partner, we are very happy to be a continued part…

Pluto TV Accelerates Its Mission to Entertain the Planet Introducing New Features, Brand Identity and Campaign

New Brand Campaign Debuts With Tagline “Drop In. It’s Free,” Highlighting Pluto TV’s Ease of Use, Zero Cost and Unrestricted Access to Infinite Hours of Entertainment Pluto TV Releases Most Significant Product Upgrade in Years — “Project Venetia” Introduces New Features, Interface Design and More Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service in the U.S., is rolling out a series of key initiatives in an ongoing effort to enhance user experience and increase brand awareness and resonance amongst consumers. “And…

How to Survive in 2020: A Checklist for Independent AdTech

We’re only one month into 2020, and the AdTech industry is already manifesting one change after another. With a lot of pressure coming from the world markets and ongoing issues within the industry itself, independent AdTech will have to face many challenges this year. However, brace yourselves, for we’re in this together! Here’s our checklist on how to survive in 2020. 1. Bye-Bye, Cookie As you might already know, Google will drop third-party cookies in 2022. Which seems like a distant future. However, this decision is…

Data Privacy Day: Selected Quotes and Insights from the Industry Leaders- Part 2

Part 1 of the Data Privacy Day Quotes Series featured interesting quotes and insights from technology leaders. We will continue the story here in Part 2 and in Part 3, respectively. Last month, Sourcepoint announced the launch of an OTT compliance solution. It was created as part of its ‘Consent Everywhere’ commitment. This enshrines Sourcepoint's commitment to capturing consumer privacy preferences within Connected TV environments. We found an instant connection between Sourcepoint CEO Ben Barokas' insights on Data…

AdTech Roundup: Top Coolest Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s Daily AdTech Round-up covers latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements DMI, SmartBrief, AcuityAds, Cubic Corporation, and Mobiquity Technologies. DMI Marketing Announces New Identity DMI, wholesaler of consumer-driven life and annuity products announces a new brand identity with a complete rebrand. As part of its rebranding efforts, the Company’s name will change from DMI Marketing to a shortened version, DMI. Out of Home Advertising Association of…

AcuityAds Partners with Tapad to Enhance Cross-Device Marketing Capabilities with a Focus on CTV

Tapad's integration with AcuityAds’ current offering will complement cross-channel marketing capabilities for brands and agencies in the U.S. and Canada Tapad, a global leader in digital identity resolution, has partnered with AcuityAds, a technology leader that provides targeted digital media solutions for advertisers to connect intelligently with audiences. The partnership will enhance AcuityAds’ existing cross-device solution, especially with respect to its cross-channel marketing capabilities in the Connected TV (CTV)…

Mobiquity and L2 Execute a Strategic Programmatic Adtech Partnership

Mobiquity Technologies, a leading provider in next-generation Programmatic Adtech solutions, today announced a new technology sharing partnership with L2. "This new technology partnership with L2 is a true game-changer for marketers seeking to take advantage of real-time market trends and ever-changing news cycles," said Mobiquity CEO, Dean Julia. Recommended Adtech News: Cubic Partners With Paragon Vitamins to Advertise Within Its Loyalty-Based Advertising Service Dean added, "We are excited to be able to partner…

AdTech Roundup: Top Coolest Things in Advertising Technology

Today’s Daily AdTech Round-up covers latest in Native and Programmatic Advertising, Technology, TV Advertising, Audience Data announcements FreeWheel, Innovid, Comscore, fishbat. Majority of Advertisers Used Advanced TV Solutions in 2019, New Survey Finds FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced that according to a new survey of over 300 marketers and agencies, advanced TV is being used by the majority of advertisers to reach their target audiences. Among these solutions, OTT/CTV was purchased by the highest percentage…

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…

Cadent Appoints TV Ad Tech Vet Les Carter as Chief Technology Officer

Les Carter, Formerly VP of Advertising Engineering, Hulu, Joins Cadent to Lead Engineering Group Cadent, the advanced TV platform company, today named Les Carter as its new Chief Technology Officer. In his role as Chief Technology Officer, Carter will oversee all engineering and lead the development of Cadent's data-driven advertising solutions across cable, broadcast, addressable set-top video, as well as the integration of the recently acquired 4INFO over-the-top (OTT) and connected TV (CTV) video buying solutions into…

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…

Prediction Series 2019: Interview with Jason Scott, CEO ANZ at MiQ

How did you arrive at MiQ, and what interactions you had with the technology team in the past? Before I was appointed by MiQ as CEO for ANZ, I spent several months working with them as a Consultant. During this time, I was impressed by the level of expertise, technological capabilities and dedication to our clients’ successes, demonstrated both by our commercial team in ANZ and our team of Data Scientists in Bangalore. From my perspective, the industry’s next wave of future growth will sit at the intersection of…

Brightcove Publishes Q3 Video Index Report; An In-Depth Analysis of Sports Video Consumption on OTT Channels

Connected TVs Saw a 312% Increase in Views Over-The-Top for Sports Content, with the Highest Completion Rates of Any Device Brightcove Inc., the leading provider of cloud services for video, published the Q3 Brightcove Global Video Index, a report that analyzes hundreds of millions of recent data points from Brightcove’s media customers globally to provide insights into how viewers are watching video content, which devices they are using, and what types of content they are consuming across these various devices. “With…

Tremor Video Expands Data-Driven ACR Solutions to Bolster Full-Funnel Campaigns for Advertisers

Tremor Video, the leading programmatic video platform, announced it has renewed its partnership with Alphonso to expand its exclusive automatic content recognition (ACR) solutions that enable brands to reach TV audiences more precisely and effectively across video devices. Coupled with its recently combined RhythmOne offerings (YuMe and RadiumOne), this announcement solidifies Tremor Video’s leadership position in the evolving TV retargeting space and reinforces the company’s commitment to providing clients with unique,…

Comscore Senior Leaders Speaking at Streaming Media West

Panels focus on key questions facing Addressable and Connected Television Advertising Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, is excited to announce that two senior Comscore executives will be speaking at Streaming Media West. Scott Worthem, Senior Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, will join a stellar lineup on the "Addressable TV: How Close Are We to Finding the Holy Grail?" panel November 20, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Marketing Technology News:…

Your Smartphone is Your TV: The Rise of OTT Video Apps

There’s been growing interest in Connected TV or CTV over the past few years, especially among traditional TV brand advertisers. The topic is discussed more and more, but Video Advertising doesn’t begin and end at the TV set. Consumers are increasingly leveraging mobile as one of their primary video viewing screens and what we once referred to as the "second" screen to TV is shifting into the first and even only screen. The way we talk about and interact with mobile extensions to TV, CTV or even out-of-home (OOH)…

MediaMath and LiveRamp Announce Partnership; SOURCE by MediaMath to Integrate LiveRamp IdentityLink

Following the launch of SOURCE by MediaMath, acclaimed independent programmatic company for marketers, MediaMath, announced a partnership with LiveRamp® , the trusted platform that makes data accessible and meaningful. LiveRamp’s IdentityLink (IDL) will be integrated into MediaMath’s bidding infrastructure through SOURCE, providing marketers a best in class experience for targeting and measurement. The partnership is a significant leap forward in forging a truly accountable and addressable ecosystem. “Our clients and…

Innovid Appoints Wolfgang Kirschner to Lead Expansion Efforts in Europe

Innovid Addresses Demand Growth in DACH Region by Appointing Industry Veteran, Wolfgang Kirschner; Also Appoints Jeremy Straight to Further Advance its Connected TV Initiatives Innovid, the only independent advertising and analytics platform built for television, announced the appointment of regional leader Wolfgang Kirschner to head its expansion efforts across Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In his new role, Kirschner will be based out of Munich and will focus on building Innovid’s regional teams to support the rapid…

New Streaming TV Data Shows Significant Increase In Viewership And Quality As New Services Prepare To Launch

Conviva's Quarterly State of Streaming Report Reveals Why Streaming Ads Are (Still) Failing, How Fans are Watching the NFL and Who is Winning the Device Wars Conviva, the leader in global streaming media intelligence, released its quarterly State of Streaming report for Q3 2019, revealing time spent streaming continues to climb – up 53% year over year – as consumers embrace on demand videos (63% of all streaming viewing is on demand) on their TVs, PCs and mobile devices. This significant growth in viewing – along…