O2 renews #FollowTheRabbit digital campaign created by VCCP

O2 renews #FollowTheRabbit digital campaign created by VCCP

 O2 has unveiled the evolution of its galvanising #FollowTheRabbit campaign, created by VCCP. Building on the success of 2017’s launch and the mantra that life doesn’t come with catch up, 2018’s campaign focuses on the power of shared life experiences that only live music can offer. At the heart of the campaign is that in […]

Google evolves AMP with visually rich multimedia stories

Google evolves AMP with visually rich multimedia stories

 Google is advancing its Accelerated Mobile Pages to the next level with the release of an all new story format optimized to enable publishers to build and share content rich in visuals, video and animation. A far cry from the predominantly text-based content such as news and recipes associated with AMP in its earlier […]

JW Player and SpotX ink video header bidding agreement

JW Player and SpotX ink video header bidding agreement

Network-independent video platform JW Player has launched Video Player Bidding, a header bidding solution for video with SpotX, the video advertising and monetisation platform for publishers, as its exclusive partner for 12 months. The company said Video Player Bidding is purpose-built for digital video to greatly reduce latency and improve monetisation with just one click. […]

IAB sees blockchain as a ‘natural fit’ for digital video advertising

IAB sees blockchain as a ‘natural fit’ for digital video advertising

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has released a white paper stating that blockchain technology is a “natural fit” for the video advertising supply chain, saying that it sees strong use cases for blockchain in digital video advertising. IAB acknowledged that cryptocurrencies have generated a lot of hype around the tech, but concluded that blockchain could […]

SpotX and Smartclip merger promises unified ad tech platform

SpotX and Smartclip merger promises unified ad tech platform

Video ad serving platform SpotX has set aside its differences with fellow video advertising platform Smartclip to form a single global company operating under a joint management team. The merger will see creation of an ad tech powerhouse operating under the SpotX brand capable of providing over 1,000 broadcasters and digital publishers with the tools […]

Snapchat’s new live video mode goes for Olympic gold

Snapchat’s new live video mode goes for Olympic gold

Snapchat is planning to show clips of the Winter Olympics to its users thanks to a new tool which allows television networks to send parts of live shows to the app. Snap partnered with NBCUniversal to pipe clips of the latter’s Olympic broadcasts to the app, along with live updates and contextual information. For example, […]

More than three-quarters of digital video viewing is on mobile phones, reports eMarketer

More than three-quarters of digital video viewing is on mobile phones, reports eMarketer

In 2018, 2.38 billion people will watch streaming or downloaded video content via any device, according to eMarketer’s first-ever global digital video forecast report. Since mobile phones are the entry point for internet access in many markets, it is also the primary device for viewing video. eMarketer expects more than three-quarters (78.4%) of digital video […]

Lightweight YouTube Go app rolls out to 130 countries

Lightweight YouTube Go app rolls out to 130 countries

YouTube Go, an official Android app designed to minimize data usage, is now available in 130 countries. The app launched in India last year, and is designed for people in locations with poor-quality or very expensive mobile data connectivity. Users can either watch a whole video in the app, or download it to their device […]

ALTBalaji to launch its original content on Reliance Jio’s digital platforms in India

ALTBalaji to launch its original content on Reliance Jio’s digital platforms in India

A week after renewing its partnership with Eros International, Reliance Jio, the Mukesh Ambani-led telecom operator has now joined hands with ALTBalaji, the over-the-top (OTT) content provider, to offer the latter’s content on Jio Cinema and Jio TV – a move aimed at countering Bharti Airtel, which has been making efforts to bolster its content play […]

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