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HbbTV releases v2022-1 of Conformance Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services, has announced the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite.The new version, v2022-1, is the first major release of the Test Suite in 2022. The release contains 3,002 test cases in total, […]

April 6, 2022

Research: Consumers ‘prefer in-content ads over spots’

Mirriad, the in-content advertising company, has published its latest whitepaper: The Lost Audiences – Regaining Control. The paper highlights in-content advertising as a continually growing avenue for brands and advertisers to engage with audiences in an impactful and non-disruptive way, and explores how companies can recuperate lost GRPs and expand reach via the use of […]

April 1, 2022

France: Targeted TV ad alliance formed

Bouygues Telecom, Realytics, a specialist in convergence between TV and digital, and Smart, a platform for optimising connected-TV and video marketing spend, announces the launch of TVMOTIK. This alliance, with its ‘unique full-stack solution’, will support TV channels in activating and marketing targeted advertising offers via Bouygues Telecom’s home gateways. TVMOTIK complies with AF2M/SNPTV standards […]

February 4, 2022

Research: Relevance combats ad resistance

Hub Entertainment Research has released the second wave of its research study, TV Advertising: Fact vs. Fiction, which explores TV consumers’ use of ad-supported and ad-free services and the factors that drive their decisions to use each. The research suggests that TV viewers are not fans of heavy ad loads during shows, but also demonstrates […]

January 25, 2022

Astro, Synamedia debut TV addressable ads in SE Asia

Malaysia’s content and entertainment company, Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad (Astro), and Synamedia, the independent video software provider, have announced a partnership to launch the first addressable TV advertising service in South East Asia. Advertisers will be able to show different ads to different households while they are watching the same programme, based on data including […]

December 1, 2021

Survey: 64% find targeted ads invasive

A poll from data intelligence company Morning Consult reveals that 69 per cent of US adults think ads on streaming services are repetitive and 79 per cent are bothered by that experience. And paradoxically, 51 per cent said they’re bothered by irrelevant ads, but 64 per cent said they find targeted ads to be “invasive.” […]

October 20, 2021

STB targeted ad solution from HbbTV

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks to connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has published the second phase of its solution for Targeted Advertising (TA). This enables substitution of broadcast adverts with targeted adverts in situations where the broadcast TV […]

July 20, 2021

Innovid goes public via $1.3bn merger

Connected TV ad delivery and measurement platform Innovid has entered into a definitive merger agreement with ION Acquisition Corp 2, a special purpose acquisition company. The combined company will operate under the Innovid name and will trade on a US national exchange. The transaction is expected to close in Q4 of 2021, subject to approval […]

June 24, 2021