Extreme Reach is acquiring Australia-based Adstream to create a comprehensive platform that will streamline workflows for global brands activating video campaigns across devices and services. The combined company is addressing pain points for brands that have arisen from the fragmentation of video consumption. There is a lot more complexity because every ad that is served must be properly formatted to deliver an appropriate user experience and tracked so that talent is accurately compensated.
Evergent has unveiled its Customer Care and Billing (CCB) 3.0 platform, to help content and service providers gain more agility in their video monetization. Evergent was founded in 2007 but has largely flown below the radar. It now serves over 700 million accounts in 175 countries across a customer base including AT&T, FOX, Sony Entertainment Television and Etisalat. CCB 3.0 allows customers to more easily create and manage product configurations, promotions and packaging in order to drive new revenue.
Welcome to the second edition of the Inside the Stream podcast with Colin Dixon of nScreenMedia.
First up we highlight three stories that hit our radar this week: an upgraded Apple TV device possibly in the works, research on growing SVOD subscriptions in the U.S. and TikTok’s new e-commerce ad formats.
Then we dig into our two main topics this week. Colin explains why smart TV manufacturers have strong incentives to support older units given the promise of high-margin ad revenue. I share details of new research showing advertisers and agencies overwhelmingly plan to move spending into connected TV.
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A new survey of advertisers and agencies has found strong interest in connected TV advertising and intention to increase spending in 2021. The survey, conducted by Tremor Video, Unruly and MTM Global found that 90% of respondents intend to increase their CTV advertising budgets in 2021, with an average increase of 53%. Digging deeper, 11% of advertisers and 17% of agencies said they plan to increase CTV budgets by more than 100%. Another 25% of advertisers and 23% of agencies plan to increase CTV budgets by up to 100%.
Topics: Tremor Video