SeaChange International | January 05, 2023
SeaChange International, Inc., a leading provider of streaming platforms, video delivery, advertising, and emerging free ad-supported streaming TV services (FAST) development, has introduced the SeaChange XstreamTM platform, a cloud-based content monetization platform that helps content owners and OEMs maximize advertising revenue on connected TVs (CTVs). SeaChange will launch the Xstream platform formally on January 6th and begin onboarding customers in the first quarter of the new fiscal year.
With consumer preferences rapidly shifting away from pay TV to streaming and from subscription services to advertising-funded TV and content offerings, consumers' demand for comprehensive content aggregation and discovery services on CTVs keeps growing. In response to this trend and to provide content access independently, CTVs are rapidly becoming the primary entertainment gateway for households instead of a cable subscription or set-top box.
“We are thrilled to launch the Xstream platform, a comprehensive service that capitalizes on the rapid consumer shift to the FAST and CTV markets. As a leading technology vendor, SeaChange combines the deep expertise needed to provide premium user experiences on connected devices, a DNA to deliver end-to-end streaming solutions, and an unmatched product suite for smart ad insertion management."
Chris Klimmer, President of SeaChange.
To fully maximize on this demand, SeaChange is launching the Xstream platform, which provides the complete set of capabilities to monetize CTV ad inventory for OEMs, content owners, and operating system providers, ranging from streaming enablement via content aggregation to targeted insertion of advertisements from multiple demand sources.
About SeaChange International, Inc.
SeaChange International is a reputable provider of streaming video services, cable TV broadcast platforms, and cutting-edge advertising insertion technologies. The company collaborates with operators, broadcasters, and content owners across the globe to assist them in providing consumers with the highest-quality video experience. Its StreamVid premium streaming platform enables operators and content owners to launch and grow a direct-to-consumer service to manage, curate, and monetize their content and form a direct relationship with their subscribers. In contrast, its Advanced Advertising Platform helps broadcast and OTT businesses protect and generate new video advertising revenues.
Veritone | March 03, 2023
On March 2, 2023, Veritone, a company that develops AI software and services through its aiWARE™ platform, has revealed that Audacy, a prominent multi-platform audio content and entertainment firm, is now utilizing Veritone Attribute to advance its data and analytics reporting for advertising clients. In addition, Audacy, already a user of Veritone's AI applications, has expanded its usage by incorporating Veritone Attribute.
By incorporating Veritone Attribute, Audacy aims to enhance its capability to demonstrate the effectiveness of its broadcast ad campaigns. It plans to achieve this by providing advertisers with valuable directional insights regarding the performance of their campaigns across a wide range of Audacy radio brands. With this enhanced data, advertisers can make more informed decisions about their campaigns and compare their performance on Audacy stations to other advertising mediums. In addition, research has shown that attribution reporting helps increase advertiser spending and reduces the frequency of canceled ad campaigns, making it a valuable tool for evaluating campaign performance.
Veritone Attribute is a tool that enables advertisers to analyze the relationship between their broadcast ad exposure and website traffic. By providing insights on creative, daypart, day of the week, and station, the tool helps advertisers optimize their campaigns to achieve better results. In conjunction with other Veritone aiWARE applications, Veritone Attribute also allows Audacy to measure post-exposure actions taken by listeners, including those resulting from sponsorships, billboards, live mentions, promotional commercials, and other in-content integrations.
Veritone is a prominent provider of enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that serve organizations operating in regulated and commercial sectors. Its software, services, and industry applications streamline data management, empowering some of the most renowned brands globally to function more efficiently, expedite decision-making and boost profitability. Its aiWARE™ is a market-leading enterprise AI platform that seamlessly integrates machine learning models to convert audio, video, and other data sources into practical intelligence. In addition to its extensive partner ecosystem, Veritone's professional and managed services help to develop and construct AI solutions that resolve current and future problems.
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PureCars | January 30, 2023
PureCars, the leading supplier of digital marketing technology and services for automobile dealers, announced the official introduction of streaming audio advertising services through Spotify. As a result of this strategic partnership, Spotify advertising is now part of PureCars' product portfolio, making it easier for its North American customers to access Spotify's engaged, young audience.
CEO at PureCars, Stephane Ferri, said, "Our collaboration with Spotify adds premier streaming audio advertising to our product suite." He added, "Based on the success of our pilot program, we're thrilled to expand the offering so dealers can leverage this highly effective channel in their advertising strategy. With 2023 set to bring a radical market shift versus the previous few years, we want to give dealers every advantage available in the market."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Streaming audio platforms such as Spotify have become an increasingly attractive advertising medium due to their vast reach. For example, Spotify has over 456 million users in more than 180 global markets. This amount of exposure and participation is a crucial reason why dealers should explore digital audio advertisements. In addition, a recent Sonic Science study from Spotify concluded that Spotify and digital audio are more engaging and immersive than digital video, social media, television, and radio due to digital audio's inherent personalization and interactivity. This is beneficial for listeners, marketers, designers, and publishers.
Streaming audio advertising with Spotify provides a compelling new approach to reaching prospective automobile purchasers, including those in the deliberation stage. Those who hear auto commercials on Spotify are 52% more likely to buy the advertised vehicle.
PureCars is a premier automotive software and managed services company serving dealerships, OEMs, and advertising associations across the retail automotive market in North America. Its unique mix of customer data management, innovative advertising solutions, digital merchandising, and market analytics offers dealers and partners best-in-class efficiency- and profitability-enhancing solutions. The company is a registered digital supplier for 16 U.S. original equipment manufacturers and one in Canada, which is compatible with over 40 brands and serves 65 of the top 100 dealer groups in North America