Brightcove Completes Acquisition of Ooyala’s Online Video Platform Business

Brightcove Completes Acquisition of Ooyala’s Online Video Platform Business

Brightcove, the leading provider of cloud services for video, announced it has completed the acquisition of the online video platform business of Ooyala, a provider of cloud video technology. The strategic acquisition strengthens Brightcove’s position as the market leader in the online video industry. Ooyala OVP customers join an already impressive list of companies working […]

Facebook reveals premium video ad program Showcase

Facebook reveals premium video ad program Showcase

Facebook has revealed its new premium video ad program, Facebook Showcase. It will give online video and TV ad buyers exclusive opportunities to advertise on Watch, Facebook’s video-on-demand service. As of now, Showcase is only available for advertisers targeting US audiences, but will eanble those ad buyers to access new tools such as In-Stream Reserve, […]

New PubMatic research finds mobile in-app monetisation spurred by video and header bidding

New PubMatic research finds mobile in-app monetisation spurred by video and header bidding

PubMatic, the publisher-focused sell-side platform (SSP) for an open digital media future, released its fourth Quarterly Mobile Index (QMI) of 2018. The report highlights key trends influencing mobile advertising growth, allowing publishers and advertisers to make smarter decisions around their programmatic strategies. Advertisers are increasingly attracted to the enhanced targeting and increased customer engagement of […]

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Telkomsel unveils romantic series as part of ongoing efforts to become a digital company

Indonesia-based telco Telkomsel has created a four-episodes romantic comedy series to improve its digital lifestyle experience for its customers. The series, titled ‘Unscripted Man’, is available on the telco’s streaming video application, MAXstream, and was created in partnership with video platform Viddsee. The story revolves around Bas, an office employee who finds a sacred script […]

Teads and Realeyes research reveals success factors for six-second ads

Teads and Realeyes research reveals success factors for six-second ads

Research from Teads, the global media platform, and Realeyes has demonstrated the importance of designing creative specifically for the six-second ad format with a strong narrative to create an emotional connection with the viewer. With mobile video advertising increasing 145% in 2018 to $4.2bn1 in spend, it has never been more important for brands to make […]

Taptica and RhythmOne confirm £300 million all-share merger

Taptica and RhythmOne confirm £300 million all-share merger

Video advertising firm Taptica International Ltd announced it has agreed a £135 million takeover of peer RhythmOne PLC in an all-share merger deal to create a combined company worth about £300 million. Taptica also proposed to buy back shares and appointed a new permanent boss. Recently, Taptica and RhythmOne announced they were considering an all-share […]

Optimising ad journeys based on consumer sentiment could save millions, says new study

Optimising ad journeys based on consumer sentiment could save millions, says new study

According to a new study, obtaining and responding to consumer sentiment is crucial to optimising the consumer ad journey, saving otherwise wasted video ad dollars and positively impacting brand affinity metrics. The Sentiment Driven Consumer Journey, research conducted by MAGNA, IPG Media Lab and ViralGains, the industry’s only video ad journey platform, takes a deep […]

Mobile channels offer new growth opportunities in the online video ad space, says Frost & Sullivan

Mobile channels offer new growth opportunities in the online video ad space, says Frost & Sullivan

The explosion of over-the-top (OTT) and user-generated digital video content in the current multi-screen environment is creating strong demand for monetisation technologies among both content owners and advertisers. The targetability, personalisation capabilities, and interactivity offered by online video advertising solutions are expected to drive the $30 billion market toward $120 billion by 2023. Frost & […]

Nucco Brain teams with COLORWAVE to release ‘So Called’: An interactive music video and endless runner game

Nucco Brain teams with COLORWAVE to release ‘So Called’: An interactive music video and endless runner game

Storytelling studio Nucco Brain has collaborated with German indie rock outfit COLORWAVE to create a fully playable interactive music video for their new single ‘So Called’, set in a surreal post-apocalyptic world. ‘So Called’ is a manifestation of Nucco Brain’s passion for pushing the boundaries of innovation and technology; created not for branding or marketing […]

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