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Tru Optik and SpotX Partnership Utilizes Advanced Data Targeting

Advanced Audience Targeting Capabilities Enabled Leading Food Brand to Effectively Reach its Audience with 6.3 Million Impressions Consumer adoption of connected TV (CTV) has grown quickly, with 50% of TV households now watching streamed television — one-third of which can only be reached by CTV as they do not subscribe to cable. CTV has become a can’t-miss opportunity for advertisers thanks to its highly engaged and targetable audiences. Yet, many still face the challenge of establishing a scalable audience strategy across…

Cinedigm Partners with Fantawild to Operate Animated Streaming Channel

Deal with China’s #1 Theme Park and Children’s Media Company Brings Thousands of Hours of Top-Rated Programming to American Audiences Cinedigm announced a partnership with Fantawild, China’s Largest Theme Park Operator and the Top producer of Children’s Animation in Asia, to launch a new global streaming service featuring thousands of hours of the company’s widely acclaimed animated series. The Fantawild channel is planned for a launch in the second half of 2020 and will be available worldwide for linear and AVOD platforms…

OneTrust Expands OTT Capabilities to Help Publishers and Advertisers Capture and Communicate Consent

OneTrust PreferenceChoice OTT App Compliance supports OTT compliance with GDPR, CCPA, IAB TCF 2.0, and hundreds of other global privacy laws OneTrust announced expanded over-the-top (OTT) compliance capabilities, enabling publishers and advertisers to capture consent and preferences from within OTT applications and Connected TV (CTV) environments to support compliance with GDPR, CCPA, IAB TCF 2.0 and more. As companies build out their own OTT applications to meet consumer's increasing digital demand for streaming…

MediaKind Launches Aquila On-Demand Solution

Aquila On-Demand enables the encode, transformation, processing, packaging and delivery of file-based video content, addressing VOD applications. Addresses the challenges of delivering OTT based high-end, premium-quality user experiences by optimizing distribution costs. Delivers premium on demand streaming services whilst enabling fast provisioning for content, ultimate scalability, reduced operational complexity and flexible deployment choices. MediaKind, a global media technology leader, has launched Aquila…

Octopus Appoints Media Industry Veteran Bennett Fogel as Chief Commercial Officer

Octopus Interactive, the leading rideshare advertising platform, has appointed Bennett Fogel as the company's new Chief Commercial Officer. Bennett joins Octopus from Aura Financial, a fintech small dollar lending platform where he was Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to Aura, Bennett was the Chief Revenue Officer of NCM, the nation's leading Cinema Network. While at NCM, he implemented new strategies that successfully positioned the network to compete for premium video budgets across national, local and digital platforms…

ZypTV Brings Local Expertise to Streaming TV

Formerly ZypMedia, ZypTV Expands its World-Class OTT Buying Platform, Offering Cross-Publisher Reach and Frequency Management ZypMedia announced that the Company is re-branding as ZypTV. In addition, the Company is expanding its products and services with both self-serve and fully-managed service product offerings. The new name, ZypTV, reflects the Company's platform specialization in OTT and Connected TV (CTV), which has experienced explosive growth and has now surpassed traditional TV viewing time. Previously, the…

LiveXLive Expands Audience Reach and Advertising Revenue Potential with Consumable TV

Consumable TV's Syndication Platform Plugs into Top Comscore-Ranked Publishers to Reach Over 100 Million Viewers LiveXLive Media, a global platform for live stream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, announced that LiveXLive content and OTT music will be syndicated through Consumable TV -- the first Native OTT web-based platform reaching over 100 Million monthly viewers through top Comscore ranked publishers. Using the Consumable TV platform, LiveXLive's linear content feed…

Blockgraph Appoints Aleck Schleider as Chief Revenue Officer

Blockgraph is a joint venture between Comcast, Charter Communications and ViacomCBS to help marketers use audience insights for Advanced TV and Premium Video Advertising Schleider will lead customer expansion and platform monetization efforts Blockgraph, an industry-operated data platform that allows its users to provide insights to advertisers,  announced that it has appointed industry veteran Aleck Schleider as its first ever Chief Revenue Officer. The appointment follows the recent announcement that Comcast…

LTN Global and Encompass Expand Partnership

LTN Global, the industry leader in transformative media technology and video transport network solutions, and global media services company Encompass Digital Media are expanding their relationship through a new multi-year partnership for managed IP transport and advanced advertising services. As part of this partnership, LTN solutions will be natively integrated into Encompass’ global service infrastructure, including the newly launched Altitude Media Cloud, to create the first fully-managed, global IP broadcast network.…

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…

Zype Delivers On Demand Transcoding and Complete Video Infrastructure

Zype Provides Enterprise-Class Video Content Management and Distribution Solutions Zype, the infrastructure for digital video, announced its availability on Google Cloud Marketplace. Google Cloud customers now have access to Zype's OTT Video Platform; including Video CMS, Video CRM, Encoding, Playout, Content Delivery, and Video Connectors. Google Cloud customers can rapidly build and deploy streaming products and services through Zype's end-to-end platform. As companies increasingly search for a flexible and scalable…

Eros Now Partners with Sony India

Eros Now App to be Pre-Installed on Selected Sony Smart TV’s in India Eros Now, the cutting-edge digital over-the-top (OTT) South Asian entertainment platform owned by Eros International Plc, a Global Indian Entertainment Company, announced its collaboration with one of the leading and most trusted television brands, Sony India, to provide unlimited online entertainment to consumers in India. This alliance between the two renowned household brands enables a large base of existing (BRAVIA E series and newer TV models) as…

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…

Stirista Launches AdStir – Groundbreaking Self-Serve Data-Driven Media Buying Platform with Transparent Pricing

Access to Premium OTT and CTV Inventory Coupled with Advanced Reporting Gives Brands and Agencies Alternative to Complex, Overpriced and Difficult to Navigate DSPs STIRISTA,​ a data-driven digital marketing solutions provider known for its identity-driven and authoritative data assets, unveiled  its self-serve media buying platform, AdStir. A revolutionary platform, AdStir gives brands and agencies access to premium inventory including Over-The-Top (OTT) and Connected TV (CTV) in addition to online, mobile and display…

Cinedigm Announces Three of Their Popular Streaming Channels Included in NBCUniversal’s Peacock Launch

Included in the much-anticipated launch are THE BOB ROSS CHANNEL, COMEDY DYNAMICS and SO…REAL Providing Cinedigm’s Channels With Direct Reach Into A Massive Television Audience Cinedigm, a leader in the operation of free, ad-supported streaming television (FAST) channels, announced that three of the Company’s channels, The Bob Ross Channel, Comedy Dynamics and So…Real, are included in today’s launch of NBCUniversal’s new streaming service Peacock. The service is home to thousands of hours of premium content, including…

New Research From SpotX Finds Four Out of Five CTV Viewers Watch Ad-Supported Content

CTV is for Everyone: An In-Depth Look at US CTV Viewership in 2020 report uncovers CTV audience insights, viewing behavior, access points, and sentiment toward advertisements SpotX, the leading global video advertising platform, announced the release of its first global connected TV (CTV) viewership report titled "CTV is for Everyone." In partnership with US research firm Mintel, SpotX surveyed 1,500 US consumers to identify the characteristics of CTV viewers and their viewing habits, as well as how receptive they are…

Ampverse and POPS Worldwide Collaborate to Create Video Gaming Content Series

The partnership sees Ampverse developing original content for POPS digital media platform Video game entertainment company Ampverse, and digital entertainment network POPS Worldwide have entered a partnership to develop an original video game content series to be broadcast on the POPS over-the-top (OTT) video platform. The video game content series consists of 50 original videos, and will feature Ampverse’s esports team, Bacon Time, one of the largest esports teams in Southeast Asia. The series follows Bacon Time’s…

Comscore Research Finds Increased Audio Streaming During Coronavirus Pandemic

Average daily audio streaming hours per household increased by 54 minutes per day during the week of June 15, 2020 compared to December 10, 2019 As at-home streaming activity saw an immediate uptick during the first stay-at-home orders (mid-March 2020), new research from Comscore, a trusted partner for planning, transacting and evaluating media across platforms, shows home audio streaming usage increased sharply beginning in early April 2020 and continued to rise through mid-June 2020. According to Comscore's Total Home…

Viamedia Expands Advertising Partnership With MetroNet

Viamedia will Continue Managing Ad Sales in 5 Key Markets, Adding Representation in Lexington, KY Viamedia, the television industry’s largest independent local ad management company, today announced it has renewed and expanded its advertising sales representation with MetroNet, a cutting-edge fiber-optic communication services provider. Viamedia will continue managing five key MetroNet markets – Terre Haute, IN; Louisville, KY; Lafayette, IN; Ft. Wayne, IN; Indianapolis, IN – while adding representation in Lexington, KY.…

Knorex Unveils its AI Engine KAIROS to Power Universal Advertising in Knorex XPO

Knorex announced the launch of its AI engine called Knorex KAIROS which puts the power of AI into the hands of agencies and marketers in automating and scaling their digital marketing execution across multiple marketing channels and devices Knorex, the leading provider of cross-channel marketing cloud platform, announced the launch of its Artificial Intelligence (AI) engine, Knorex KAIROS™ which underpins its flagship marketing cloud platform - Knorex XPO, as the automation, optimization and predictive analytics nexus. This…