Advanced Television


C4 launches real-time ad bidding on All 4

Channel 4 has confirmed the launch of All 4 Private Marketplace, a new advertising initiative that enables brands to buy digital advertising space around All 4’s 14,500 hours of content via private programmatic auction. Channel 4 says it is the first UK broadcaster to make its inventory available through automated real-time bidding – a method […]

August 23, 2021

VIZIO reveals OAR-certified partners

VIZIO has announced that LTN, Beachfront, FreeWheel, INVIDI, Google, Adcuratio and Extreme Reach have met the technology specifications of the Open Addressable Ready (OAR) specifications and are certified by VIZIO for successfully enabling addressable campaigns. The announcement comes on the heels of VIZIO surpassing 11.2 million addressable TVs across the US and successfully launching live […]

July 1, 2021

Wurl names Grant SVP Strategy & Partnerships Europe

Wurl has appointed James Grant to the newly created role of SVP, Strategy & Partnerships, Europe. Grant is based in London and will report to Wurl CEO Sean Doherty. In his new role with Wurl, Grant will spearhead the streaming TV company’s EU expansion plans while also overseeing its current distribution platform and content provider […]

June 29, 2021

Study: VoD “staple of UK viewing”

Research into the use of Connected TVs to access VoD content carried out by video advertising software provider FreeWheel suggests that the majority (61 per cent) of Connected TV users surveyed say it is their preferred device for watching video, because of the enhanced user experience and the opportunity for shared viewing. The study was […]

April 22, 2021

FreeWheel confirms attribution partnerships

Suggesting that the partnerships will allow advertisers and agencies to attribute more accurately TV ad spend and monitor campaign performance more efficiently video advertising software specialist FreeWheel has confirmed its commitment to work with three attribution partners – TV advertising platform Adalyser, market research provider Happydemics, and cross-platform TV ad measurement specialist TVSquared. Freewheel says […]

April 8, 2021

Vevo, Strata integration

Music video network Vevo has integrated with Comcast advertising unit FreeWheel’s Strata platform. Vevo’s integration will enable Strata’s local spot buyers access to Vevo inventory for local markets. As the composition of the traditional TV audience changes, media agencies are looking for creative ways to augment their linear TV buys to reach consumers across new […]

March 31, 2021

Report: Viewing returns to the living room

The 10th anniversary edition of the U.S. Video Marketplace Report from Comcast advertising unit FreeWheel shows that as people’s consumption of media has fragmented across devices over the past 10 years, many have returned to the living room to watch connected TV.

March 30, 2021

Comcast Advertising appoints Midha

Comcast Advertising, a division of Comcast, has appointed Pooja Midha as its chief growth officer, a new role within the organisation. In this new position, Midha will oversee global marketing across Comcast Advertising, Effectv and FreeWheel, as well as Effectv’s newly launched sales development function. Midha and her team will build awareness for each company’s […]

March 15, 2021

FreeWheel appoints Ma as CTO

FreeWheel, a Comcast company, has appointed Yuling Ma as its new chief technology officer. In her new position, Ma will lead the development and operation of FreeWheel’s technology platform and network operations and the company’s global engineering team spanning the US, Europe and China. She will also play a vital role in accelerating the company’s […]

February 23, 2021

Study: 70% UK marketers to spend more on advanced TV ads

FreeWheel, a Comcast company, and provider of video advertising software, has revealed that 70 per cent of UK marketers surveyed expect advanced TV ad spend to increase in the next 12 months. Advanced TV refers to OTT, VoD, connected TV (CTV), audience-based linear advertising, programmatic advertising and addressable TV. This research was conducted by independent […]

November 24, 2020