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Magnite integrates with FreeWheel TV platform

August 3, 2023

Sell-side advertising company Magnite has confirmed a technical integration with advertising technology platform FreeWheel designed to enhance the ability of FreeWheel technology users to see multiple sources of demand in one platform, across both programmatic and direct transactions.

“We are committed to enhancing interoperability across the premium TV ecosystem and welcome Magnite as one of our new integration partners,” said Soo Jin Oh, Chief Strategy Officer at FreeWheel. “By better integrating Magnite’s programmatic technology, we continue to execute on our goal of maximising competition and demand for our clients’ inventory via unified ad decisioning within FreeWheel’s TV Platform. Ultimately, this will not only benefit inventory owners and buyers, but also will improve the viewing experience for consumers.”

FreeWheel will integrate programmatic requests from Magnite into its TV platform to provide FreeWheel’s publisher clients with enhanced unified decisioning capabilities, now inclusive of Magnite’s programmatic technology. This means that mutual publisher clients will have better insight into ad creative, frequency capping and holistic management across systems and sales execution types. This will enable those inventory owners on the FreeWheel platform to better maximise yield, while also improving the overall experience for advertisers, including better alignment to media goals and adherence to business rules.

“The growth of programmatic advertising in streaming video has been transformative, enabling advertisers to reach their audiences with greater accuracy and efficiency than ever before,” noted Sean Buckley, Chief Revenue Officer at Magnite. “By enabling media owners to manage their revenue streams holistically across programmatic and traditional direct sales, this integration with FreeWheel will enable programmatic to remain an integrated part of publishers’ sales strategies and will help accelerate growth even further.”

“Efforts to drive interoperability and unify decisioning across demand sources are key to helping media companies manage inventory and optimise advertising solutions in an increasingly complex TV ecosystem,” asserted Jill Steinhauser, Senior Vice President, Ad Sales Planning and Operations at Warner Bros Discovery. “FreeWheel and Magnite are paving the way for greater interoperability and helping to solve for one of the industry’s most pressing challenges.”

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