Leading OTT Players in Southeast Asia Announce Support for Unified ID 2.0

New identity solution expands in the region with backing from key OTT platforms

Global advertising leader, The Trade Desk, today announced that the Unified ID 2.0 initiative has expanded into the Southeast Asia market as leading over-the-top (OTT) players announce their support. Initially developed by The Trade Desk, Unified ID 2.0 is a new, privacy-conscious identifier built from hashed and encrypted email addresses. Designed from the consumer’s perspective, Unified ID 2.0 is a new industry-wide approach to internet identity that aims to preserve the value of relevant advertising, while putting control for consumers and privacy at the forefront.

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“The collaboration around Unified ID 2.0 allows digital publishers to participate in this industry-wide initiative to pioneer a new approach to identity. We are especially thrilled to see momentum from OTT players in the Southeast Asia region”

Leading OTT players in Southeast Asia have prioritized the use of Unified ID 2.0 to preserve the free flow of content in exchange for relevant advertising including regional OTT platforms iQiyi, TrueID, WeTV/iflix; FPT Play and VTV Giai Tri (VTVE) in Vietnam; and Indonesia’s largest local OTT platform, Vidio. Unified ID 2.0 empowers publishers to pseudonymize their first-party data and allows for advertisers to optimize their first-party customer data and measure their media investments without third-party cookies.

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Unified ID 2.0 has already gained widespread adoption across the media industry globally, including from data companies and major advertising holding companies. It’s also seen momentum with publishers by providing an opportunity for them to further prove the value exchange of the open internet. Key benefits for publishers may include:

  • Strategy – Publishers can continue to match advertiser audiences, managing frequency and measuring outcomes in order to maintain a sustainable strategy
  • Independence – An open identifier means that publisher monetization will be less reliant on the actions of individual browsers and device makers
  • Better Consumer Experience – Consumer control will make it easier for publishers to build and maintain trust with their users. More effective targeting will also help enable lighter ad loads and a better overall consumer experience

“The collaboration around Unified ID 2.0 allows digital publishers to participate in this industry-wide initiative to pioneer a new approach to identity. We are especially thrilled to see momentum from OTT players in the Southeast Asia region,” said Bihao Pan, Lead Senior Director, Inventory Partnerships, The Trade Desk. “Together, we are all creating a better, more privacy-conscious open internet across devices and platforms. We’re excited for continued adoption as the ID scales and grows further, while aiming to give consumers greater transparency and control.”

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