Verizon Media is expanding its omnichannel programmatic platform, forging an advanced TV partnership with DISH Media in which Verizon Media’s demand-side platform (DSP) will provide automated access to DISH’s household addressable ad inventory. The deal enables advertisers to access traditional linear channels alongside pure-play CTV/OTT media, including SLING TV, driving meaningful connection and monetisation across channels at scale.
“Our full stack omnichannel platform provides advertisers with a diverse set of channels powered by relevant, qualified data, while offering premium publishers and content owners superior monetisation and reach capabilities,” said Kelly Liang, SVP, Partnerships at Verizon Media. “Together, our demand and supply-side platforms drive stronger efficiencies, revenue opportunities and enable us to better serve the market as a whole. In partnering with DISH Media, we bring more addressable options, at scale, to the programmatic environment.”
The pair say the partnership delivers a host of benefits for advertisers, including quality scale, efficiency and flexibility.
“As linear and digital converge, the ability to connect across channels – from addressable and CTV to DOOH – and buy and manage them alongside one another, is critical,” added Liang. “Success lies within omnichannel at scale – enhancing the consumer experience on every screen.”
“DISH Media is committed to minimising friction for our partners and driving alignment in the advanced advertising space, which is why we support an open approach defined by flexibility, interoperability and transparency,” said Kevin Arrix, SVP of DISH Media. “Our partnership with Verizon Media drives this open approach forward, offering new ways for brands to participate in an omnivideo environment and to better access addressable advertising’s full potential.”
Verizon Media’s omnichannel DSP gives advertisers access to powerful, qualified data sets and reaches consumers across all channels, including mobile, desktop, video, native, addressable TV, CTV, DOOH, and audio. In adding DISH’s 7 million US households to its programmatic addressable TV ad footprint, the Verizon Media DSP will enable advertisers to buy relevant household addressable ads programmatically across nearly 11 million households, driving greater scale, flexibility and control. DISH inventory will be available by early Q4 2020.