Teads reveals new company ambition, alternative to Google and Facebook

Teads reveals new company ambition, alternative to Google and Facebook

Teads’ development has long been fuelled by a vision to build the definitive platform that unites and empowers the world’s top publishers to provide a global alternative to the advertising ecosystem. To articulate this vision clearly to the marketplace, Teads is sharing its expanded company vision and adopting the tagline, “The Global Media Platform.” The […]

Facebook Watch rolls out globally in bid to take on YouTube

Facebook Watch rolls out globally in bid to take on YouTube

Facebook Watch, the social network’s streaming video platform, is getting its global rollout, just over a year after the service launched in the US. Content will include familiar names as well as original programming and exclusive series. The content lineup includes entertainment, news and sports programs, and aims to position Facebook as a more legitimate […]

Rise of mobile drives advertisers to invest $30bn in online video despite ongoing risks

Rise of mobile drives advertisers to invest $30bn in online video despite ongoing risks

Advertisers are expected to spend a combined $30bn on online video advertising this year, most of which will be paid to social media platforms despite the continuing risks of negative adjacency and ad fraud. The rise of mobile usage is driving video consumption (particularly on mobile-optimised social platforms), which in turn is driving up advertiser […]

Amazon is testing video ads in mobile search results

Amazon is testing video ads in mobile search results

With advertisers spending increasing amounts of money in Amazon’s growing advertising business, the firm is looking for ways to expand its range of ad products, and the latest innovation is video advertising within its mobile search results. The mobile video ads are currently in a limited beta test, and while the product has only just been […]

Pinterest promoted video at max width is now available to all brands

Pinterest promoted video at max width is now available to all brands

Pinterest announced in May that it was testing promoted video at max width with brands including Kohl’s, American Express, Tropicana, Chevrolet, Paramount Pictures and John Lewis, and the company revealed Tuesday that the format is now available to all advertisers. Product marketing manager Nancy Jeng announced in a blog post that promoted video at max width is now available via Pinterest Ads […]

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video crowned as market leader in China, beating out Youku and iQiyi

Tencent Video has been named the leader in China’s subscription over-the-top (OTT) video market, beating out rivals like Baidu’s iQiyi and Alibaba’s Youku. According to figures released by eMarketer, 24% of digital video viewers in China will subscribe to Tencent Video in 2018, and is set to surpass 29% by 2020. Meanwhile, Youku’s subscriber base […]

Innovid teams with range of data firms for improved viewability measurement

Innovid teams with range of data firms for improved viewability measurement

Innovid, a leading video marketing platform, announced support for third party viewability measurement from all major vendors in VAST inventory, which accounts for the bulk of digital video impressions. Complete video viewability measurement was previously only available in VPAID inventory, which requires an additional layer of code, and has less scale across the digital video […]

OTT video numbers rising as consumers cut the cord, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast

OTT video numbers rising as consumers cut the cord, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast

Almost 765m people worldwide will use a subscription over-the-top (OTT) video service at least once per month in 2018, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast. This total will represent 10.2 per cent of the global population and 32.1 per cent of digital video viewers worldwide. The analyst estimates the global subscription OTT market will grow by 24 per […]

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