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MarTech Video Interview with Stefan Maris – FreeWheel

https://youtu.be/Xps7iGfcDOk Premium content is worth every penny it ingests. The ad technology and data management platforms working in tandem to make such premium content retain their dollar value are equally valuable. FreeWheel, Today, the Pangea of ad tech platforms is slowly drifting apart to accommodate better quality video content and distributed to target audience using robust data, and advanced technology. Freewheel, a Comcast company, the company is revolutionizing the way publishers and marketers transact…

FreeWheel Integrates NBC Spot On’s OTT Inventory Into Its Strata Platform

The NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division signs multi-year deal with Comcast’s FreeWheel to provide advertisers with full access to NBC Spot On’s premium OTT/CTV inventory The NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations (owned stations) division announced that it has signed a multi-year deal with Comcast’s FreeWheel to make it easier for advertisers to access and transact with NBC Spot On’s premium inventory – across 100% of U.S. DMAs – through the Strata platform. NBC Spot On is the owned stations group advanced…

Nexstar Digital Streamlines OTT, Display and Video Ad Purchases Through an Agreement With FreeWheel

Advertisers Can Efficiently Access Nexstar’s Digital Audience of 106 Million Monthly Uniques and the Broadcast Industry’s Widest Reach to 63% of US TV Households Agreement with FreeWheel’s Strata Platform Offers Best-in-Class Capabilities for Media Planning, Buying, Operations and Finance Across Digital Nexstar Digital, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc., the largest local television broadcaster in the United States, announced today that it has entered into a multiyear agreement with FreeWheel, A…

Comcast Technology Solutions and FreeWheel Partner to Bring Programmatic Advertising

New Solution Enables Content Owners and Distributors to Sell Set-Top-Box (STB) Video-On-Demand (VOD) Inventory Programmatically Opens New Demand Channels for STB VOD, Allows More Unified Buying Across All Premium Video Today, Comcast Technology Solutions, a division of Comcast Cable that provides media and entertainment technology to advertisers, agencies and content providers, and FreeWheel, a Comcast Company providing global technology solutions for the future of television advertising, announced a new industry solution…

Comcast, Charter and ViacomCBS Announce Blockgraph Partnership

New Joint Venture Focuses on Helping Marketers Use Audience Insights for Advanced TV and Premium Video Advertising Blockgraph platform allows users to provide deidentified insights to advertisers for media planning and measurement, while securely facilitating addressable targeting Comcast Corporation, Charter Communications, Inc. and ViacomCBS announced that they have entered into an agreement to take equal ownership of Blockgraph, an industry initiative and software platform designed to create a more secure way to use…

FreeWheel and White Ops Expand Partnership Globally to Further Deepen Trust in Premium Video Inventory

White Ops Advertising Integrity and pre-bid technology enables FreeWheel to fully protect its inventory across all screens from sophisticated bots, invalid traffic and fraudulent impressions FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, and White Ops, the global leader in bot mitigation and fraud protection, announced the expansion of their partnership to include comprehensive pre-bid bot protection capabilities to protect advertising inventory within its ecosystem from fraudsters. This enhancement enables programmatic impressions…

FreeWheel Releases Next Generation Unified Decisioning to Transform How Industry’s Largest Media Players Transact on TV Content

As Programmatic Video Advertising Grows, Buyers and Sellers of Premium Video Rely on Technology to Optimize Across Sales Channels NBCUniversal and The Trade Desk Are Among Those Tapping FreeWheel’s Technology to Improve Performance for Advertisers FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced the next generation rollout and market-wide Q2 availability of its unified decisioning capability that enables buyers and sellers to seamlessly transact across both direct sold and programmatic advertising. The capability was piloted…

Majority of Advertisers Used Advanced TV Solutions in 2019, New Survey Finds

New Findings From a Survey Conducted by Freewheel and Advertiser Perceptions Reveal That Spend Optimism for Over-The-Top (OTT)/CTV and Addressable TV Has Skyrocketed Over the Past Year 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 (66%) of advertisers over the past month. Addressable TV (household-level…

Comcast Advertising Appoints James Rooke to Lead Effectv

Rooke Joins from Comcast Advertising’s Freewheel, Where He Most Recently Spearheaded the Company’s Publisher-Focused Technology Business Effectv, the advertising sales division of Comcast Cable, announced that it has appointed James Rooke as the company’s new general manager, effective January 1, 2020. “At Effectv, we’re at the forefront of an exciting and interesting time in the company’s history and future: We’re leading the organization – and industry – into a new era of audience-driven growth, and we sought a leader…

Advanced TV Solutions Are Changing Local Market Advertising, According to New FreeWheel Survey

Agencies Specializing in Local Media Planning and Buying Expect Media Spend on Advanced TV to Increase More Than on Any Other Medium over the Next 12 Months FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced the results from a survey of its Strata platform users — most of whom are specialists in local media planning and buying — focused on understanding changes in their advertising strategies in the increasingly fragmented media landscape. Results showed that these agencies are looking at data-driven and advanced TV solutions to…

FreeWheel Appoints Jon Whitticom as Chief Product Officer

Whitticom, Who Joins from WPP’s GroupM, Will Lead FreeWheel’s Product Strategy, Management, Design and Development FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced that it has appointed Jon Whitticom as chief product officer. In this role, Whitticom will oversee and define FreeWheel’s product vision, strategy, design and development. He will also lead FreeWheel’s global product team, ensuring that the company continues to pioneer and innovate new solutions and offerings that meet the needs of clients and propel the industry…

Centro and FreeWheel Release Two-Way API Integration for End-to-End Digital Media Automation

Linking Basis by Centro with FreeWheel’s Strata Platform for Finance Management  Centro, a global provider of advertising technology, announced the availability of a two-way API integration with FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, to deliver end-to-end digital media automation. The pairing of Basis by Centro, a comprehensive digital media activation and management platform, with FreeWheel’s Strata platform for finance management empowers agencies to maintain strong cash flow by streamlining the reconciliation, billing and…

New FreeWheel Research Finds That Partnerships and Interoperability Are Driving the Growth of Audience Targeted Campaigns

Audience Targeted AD Views Grew 82%, Fueled by an Industry Trend and Movement Toward Interoperability, Which, in Turn, Are Driving the Scale, Sophistication, Simplicity – and Growth – of Premium Video FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced the release of its Q2 Video Marketplace Report (VMR). This quarterly publication analyzes the changing dynamics of how advertisers, publishers and distributors are utilizing ad supported premium video. One of the major themes of this quarter’s report is the role that industry…

Comscore Vice Chairman, Bill Livek to Participate in Measurement Panel on FreeWheel Main Stage During Cannes Lions 66th International…

Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, announced that Comscore Vice Chairman, Bill Livek will participate on the "Making Measurement Meaningful" panel at the FreeWheel #NOWYOUCANNES experience during the Cannes Lions 66th International Festival of Creativity. The panel will take place on the FreeWheel Main Stage, located at Plage Goéland in Cannes, on June 19, 2019 at 10:10 a.m. Central European Summer Time. Marketing Technology News: AdQuick.com Releases Campaign…

FreeWheel’s Blockgraph Outlines New Path for Building the Future of Data-Driven TV

Presents New Research That Shows Advertisers Eager to Apply Data to TV Advertising; Survey Finds Advertisers Expect 40% of Their TV Advertising Will Be Data-Enabled by 2020 Blockgraph, an industry initiative spearheaded to date by FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, in partnership with industry partners, released a new whitepaper entitled Building the Future of Data Driven TV: The Quest to Create a Safe Identity Layer for the Industry. “At Blockgraph, we spend our days helping the TV industry realize its full data-driven…

FreeWheel Appoints Utpal Kalita as Chief Technology Officer for Blockgraph

Blockgraph Is an Industry Initiative Designed to Create a Secure Way to Use Data and Share Information FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced that it has appointed Utpal Kalita as chief technology officer and vice president, engineering, for Blockgraph, an industry initiative designed to create a secure way to use data and share information. “As we looked for a CTO to help us realize our transformative vision, it was critical to find a leader with a strong track record of leading and inspiring teams to pioneer and build…

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…

Hearst Television Taps FreeWheel to Help Bring Scalable, Premium Over-The-Top Video Solution to Advertisers

New Integration Allows Hearst to Maximize Premium Content Advantage Through FreeWheel Technology and Marketplace Partnership Hearst Television, a subsidiary of Hearst, and FreeWheel, A Comcast Company, announced that they have partnered to offer a scalable, premium over-the-top (OTT) video solution to advertisers. Hearst Anyscreen, Hearst Television’s OTT advertising product, will use FreeWheel’s Monetization and Revenue Management (MRM) platform to enhance and expand access to premium OTT video inventory. This will allow…

Leading Media Companies, Smart TV Maker VIZIO Come Together for “Project OAR” – A Consortium Dedicated to Establishing an…

Companies at Launch Include Disney’s Media Networks, Turner, Xandr, Comcast’s FreeWheel and NBCUniversal, CBS, Discovery, Hearst Television, AMC Networks, VIZIO and Inscape America’s top media and technology companies, in collaboration with US smart TV company VIZIO, announced the formation of a consortium dedicated to the development and deployment of a new, open standard for addressable advertising on connected TVs. The effort will open up a direct dynamic ad- management pathway between content owners and TV devices.…

Freewheel Markets Chooses the Nielsen DMP to Fuel Audience-Based TV Advertising Across All Screens

Advertisers Can Now Seamlessly Reach CTV, OTT-TV and Digital Video Audiences at Scale to Improve Brand Experiences and Marketing Outcomes Nielsen and FreeWheel, A Comcast Company have expanded their relationship to include the Nielsen Data Management Platform, Nielsen’s industry-leading omnichannel marketing technology. Using the Nielsen DMP, Freewheel Markets can now seamlessly analyze, build and target advanced audiences across connected TV (CTV), over-the-top (OTT) and digital video. The Nielsen DMP provides…