Advanced Television

Yospace for ITV hub

March 29, 2016

Yospace is providing Dynamic Advertisement Insertion across live channels in the ITV hub. The system, which was launched for the broadcaster’s coverage of the RBS 6 Nations Rugby tournament, allows advertisements to be replaced in a way that retains the consistent viewability of ITV’s live channels when watched online.  It is accessible to the ITV Hub’s 11 million-plus registered users, and will feature across a live event schedule that boasts the European Football Championships and Britain’s Got Talent.

The Yospace solution integrates closely with ITV’s playout to ensure transitions to/from replacement advertisements are frame-accurate and seamless, resulting in a viewing experience that is in line with that on television.  By performing ad stitching on the server side, a single continuous stream is delivered simultaneously to all platforms, ensuring consistency for the viewer no matter which device they are using.

Replacement advertisements are selected according to the demographic of the viewer, a process that takes place in real-time and is reactive to the variances of a live environment.

Paul Kanareck, ITV’s Director of Online, said: “Yospace is the recognised expert in server-side ad insertion and this partnership highlights our commitment to live channels, with live streaming already accounting for over 30 per cent of the ITV Hub’s total online streaming.”

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