I'm pleased to present the 293rd edition of the VideoNuze podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.
In today’s edition, Colin and I dig into my 5 key takeaways from Advertising Week NYC, which I posted a couple days ago. We review them one by one, sharing additional data points and examples that help flesh each one out. Clearly there are many cross-currents in the TV and video advertising business currently, which are creating lots of opportunities and challenges.
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And remember, on Tuesday, December 1st in NYC VideoNuze is hosting SHIFT // 2015 Programmatic Video & TV Advertising Summit, which will help demystify many of issues swirling around programmatic video & TV. Early bird registrants can win a 50-inch Roku TV and save now!
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Topics: Advertising Week
Teads, which specializes in “outstream” video ads, has partnered with Moat for real-time analytics on viewability for outstream video campaigns powered by Teads. Outstream video ads such as Teads’ “inRead” format can run against text-based content, thereby creating brand-new inventory for premium publishers.
Because inRead ads only play when in view on the screen for a defined amount of time, their viewability is already strong. Teads has advocated for stricter viewability. The Moat partnership gives Teads a custom dashboard to display video ads that have been completed. Teads said that early implementation has shown viewability and attention are nearly double Moat’s viewability benchmarks.
Stream Con NYC is the new home for business around digital content on the East Coast. The Industry Summit is where you will engage with online influencers from YouTube & Vine, thought leaders and decision makers of brands, advertising, broadcasting, licensing, and publishing. This is the perfect opportunity to develop new avenues of business or to put the finishing touches on a business deal that has been months in the making!
Topics: Stream Con
More evidence today that viewers are turning to their mobile devices to watch online video. However, it appears that monetization is lagging.
A new report from JW Player finds that 36% of viewing is done on mobile devices (30% on smartphones and 6% on tablets). Despite this, JW found that just 10% of video ads are delivered in an HTML5 mobile-compatible format. JW believes the key issue is that 60% of ads are delivered using VPAID, which is Flash-only and not supported on iOS devices.
Topics: JW Player
Last week I attended Advertising Week in NYC. For those unfamiliar with Advertising Week, it’s 4 days of wall-to-wall sessions on a broad range of advertising-related topics, featuring some of the biggest names in the industry. The sessions are at various venues in the Times Square area. For the marquee sessions, long lines form well in advance. The logistics for the organizers are pretty bewildering, but everything comes together well and it’s easy to navigate.
I focused on attending as many of the video advertising-related sessions as possible and below I’ve shared 5 of my main takeaways.
Topics: Advertising Week
The busy month of connected TV device launches continues today, with Roku unveiling the Roku 4. The latest offering from Roku supports 4K, runs the new Roku 7 operating system, includes “Roku Feed,” which notifies users of new TV and movie releases and introduces Hotel and Dorm Connect for faster sign-in when on-the-go, among other features. The Roku 4 can be pre-ordered today for $129.99 with availability in October.
Late last week Conviva launched a new, free data portal which provides a range of video experience metrics. Data for the last 4 quarters are available and are sorted by 4 tabs: General, Content, Region and Device. Each tab provides 5-6 graphics with key metrics. The data is drawn from a large sample as Conviva is monitoring 4 billion streams per month across 180 countries, with 2 billion devices reporting per month.
I'm pleased to present the 292nd edition of the VideoNuze podcast with my weekly partner Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.
Last month Colin and I discussed on our podcast how the connected TV device market is in flux, and this week’s introduction of the TiVO BOLT and the new Chromecast provided yet more evidence of this (not to mention the new Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV).
Colin and I are both very impressed with the BOLT and its new features (after we use the review units we’ll have more to share). We agree that the new “SkipMode” feature - which allows viewers to skip an entire commercial break for a set of 20 TV networks during primetime - is the biggest news with BOLT.
Beyond BOLT, Google also announced new versions and form-factors for its Chromecast device, which Colin and I have both been big fans since its initial release. Colin reviews Chromecast’s new capabilities, which at $35, makes it an appealing mobile device complement.
Stepping back, both of continue to be struck by how all the innovation in connected TV devices is laying the groundwork for SVOD services (which are making investments in long-form programming) to thrive in the living room.
(Note, we recorded before news broke that Amazon has banned Apple TV and Chromecast from its store, the latest twist in the connected TV device competition.)
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