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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.

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Features

3 Questions to Ask Before Making an Online Video

It's not so simple as "Post it and they will watch." Ask these three questions to make sure every video achieves your goals and finds the audience it deserves

Streaming Media Readers' Choice Awards Nomination Deadline Extended Until August 20

We've got two new categories this year—Best Streaming Innovation and Best New Streaming Company—along with 23 other categories from analytics to webcasting and everything in between. We've extended the nomination deadline to August 20, so don't delay.

The Streaming Toolbox: Push Live, MediaMelon, and Ryff

This issue, I'm focusing on products from the world of advertising. Push Live is used to deliver live broadcasts to multiple destinations while providing customized branding for monetization on different platforms or in different regions. MediaMelon's Smart­Sight for Ads delivers detailed analytics and QoE for ad-supported content. While both of these products respond to existing market needs, the last product—Ryff—sets out to create a whole new market altogether.

Navigating the 'COVID Content Collapse:' What's Next for Streaming TV

Free ad-supported TV (FAST) is poised for continued growth as consumers find themselves with more SVOD services than they are willing to pay for.

Spotlights

Monitoring to the Rescue for Ad Revenue & User Experience

For pure cloud-based SAS workflows, Telestream Cloud Stream Monitor allows you deploy entire workflow analytics of advertisement opportunities, including source messaging, manifest conditioning, and manifest manipulation, as well as ad audio and video quality monitoring from contribution to CDN edge cache on your cloud vendor of choice, giving you a global monitoring solution for your content from more than 70 unique locations.

2021 Will See Growth in Real-Time Streaming and Acceleration in the Move to the Cloud

Verizon Media: View from the Top 2020

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

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STIRRing Up Local TV Advertising

Sinclair Broadcasting's STIRR brings viewers free, live, local broadcasts—along with localized ads. The implementation is still buggy, but the concept is right on target.

OTT Ad Tech's Biggest Challenges (and a Few Solutions)

OTT advertising technology is at a crossroads, as brands work to build relationships with consumers without alienating them. Here's a look at some of biggest questions facing the ad tech industry, along with some possible answers.

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.

Video Advertising Companies and Suppliers