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Video Advertising

Digital video ads can do things standard TV ads never dreamed of, like serving individualized addressable ads to each connected household. Video ads can also target viewers across devices, blend seamlessly into video streams, and command higher CPMs than traditional ads. One day all video ads will use these technologies, but for the moment they’re cutting edge. Read the latest news and analysis of video advertising here.

Features

The State of Video Monetization 2020

It's no longer SVOD vs. AVOD, and innovative approaches to both content, subscription formats, and advertising are generating new revenue streams for every business model.

Take Our Streaming Monetization Survey

This time of year, your mind is probably on your money—so why not take a few minutes to respond to our survey about how you are (or aren't) monetizing your streaming content?

The 2019 Streaming Media Readers’ Choice Award Winners

The people have spoken. These are their choices for the best products and services in 28 categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between.

Streaming Media West 2019 Keynote: Sports Streaming for the Win!

Google and three of its sports partners—WWE, World Surf League, and NASCAR—explained how they're using streaming tech to create direct relationships and compelling experiences.

Spotlights

New Tech, New Players Will Shake Up OTT Market in 2020

Verizon Media: View From the Top 2019

One of the challenges continuing to face media and entertainment businesses is delivering personalized experiences with relevant advertising inserted seamlessly.

Product Spotlight: Lightcast Media Cloud

The Media Cloud is an award-winning Media Management System, allowing media producers and publishers to manage all live-stream and on-demand media intuitively, from anywhere in the world on any desktop or tablet.

THEOplayer: 2017 Online Video Industry Predictions

Server-side ad insertion will revolutionize online video, and combined with granular analytics creates the perfect storm for online video advertising

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Press Pause, Get an Ad?

Hulu and AT&T's plan to show commercials when viewers pause is a reminder that these are tech companies, not broadcasters, at heart

6 Ways Influencer Marketing Can Go Wrong, With Examples!

Influencer marketing has been hot for years and shows no signs of cooling, but that doesn't mean every influencer marketing campaign is a success.

Make Those Dollars: How Online Video Stars Pay the Bills

YouTube pre-roll ads are just the beginning. Successful online video stars take a broad approach to monetizing their followers. Options include merch, modeling, and even books.

Publishers Learn NewFronts Equation: Content + Scale = Impossible

Who won the NewFronts this year? Twitter won. Not by producing great video, but by distributing video for many of the biggest publishers online.

Video Advertising Companies and Suppliers