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.
MOBILE ADVERTISING, AD NETWORKS
Pixalate | January 17, 2023
Pixalate, which is an analytics platform for fraud protection, privacy, and compliance for connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising, has released a compliance toolkit for CTV to find and evaluate child-directed apps in the Roku and Amazon Fire TV app stores. The toolkit is designed to enable Pixalate's customers to identify, review, and assess child-directed apps that run on Roku and Amazon Fire TV in order to ensure compliance with relevant laws such as the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
The Pixalate Trust and Safety Advisory Board, which is made up of qualified educators and led by a former FTC enforcer, looks at apps through the lens of the COPPA Rule to see if they are aimed at children. Pixalate's new toolkit gives brands, ad networks, and agencies the ability to accurately find and label apps that are made for kids.
Allison Lefrak, Pixalate's senior vice president of public policy, advertising privacy, and COPPA compliance, said, "As advertisers are focusing more on programmatic Connected TV inventory, it is important for them to keep in mind that COPPA also applies in the CTV space." She further added, "Identifying which apps are child-directed and whether they are potentially risky from a COPPA compliance standpoint is crucial in avoiding hefty penalties."
These manual reviews are blended with AI to assign a COPPA violation risk to over 50,000 Roku and Amazon Fire CTV apps. If a publisher or advertiser knows that a CTV app is aimed at children, they must follow COPPA, which includes getting permission from the child's parents before collecting and/or sharing personal information.
Pixalate is the market-leading platform for fraud protection, privacy, and compliance analytics for connected TV (CTV) and mobile advertising. We work around the clock to protect your reputation and increase your media value. Pixalate is the only company that offers coordinated solutions for detecting and getting rid of ad fraud across display, app, video, and CTV. Pixalate's marketing compliance solutions include the industry's first COPPA compliance technology, which is designed to identify potential child-directed apps and online privacy compliance risks. Pixalate is an MRC-accredited service that detects and filters sophisticated invalid traffic (SIVT) on desktop and mobile web, mobile in-app, and CTV advertising.
Loop Media | March 09, 2023
Loop Media, a multichannel streaming platform offering businesses curated music video, sports, news, and entertainment channels, announced that it will participate in South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin this week. The company's executive team members will take part in panel discussions on the future of DOOH advertising during the conference from March 10-12.
Jon Niermann, CEO of Loop Media, said, "SXSW has a highly engaged audience of media, business owners and decision makers looking to shape the future of business and culture." He added, "TV and entertainment are changing. The way that people view and consume media is everchanging. We look forward to discussing how businesses can adapt when it comes to entertaining their customers and how advertisers can meet their customers at the point of sale to drive ROI and build brand loyalty."
(Source – Businesswire)
Loop Media's CEO, Jon Niermann, CRO, Bob Gruters, and CCO, Greg Drebin, are scheduled to participate in the upcoming SXSW panels. These executives will contribute their expertise and insights to the discussions surrounding the future of digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising. Loop Media's participation in this event showcases its commitment to lead innovation and thought leadership in the digital out-of-home advertising market as it strives to establish itself as a forefront player in this rapidly expanding industry.
About Loop Media, Inc.
Loop Media, Inc. is a digital media company providing businesses with a platform to stream short-form video content. The company's content library includes music videos, film trailers, and other entertainment content, which it licenses from significant media companies and independent creators. Loop Media's platform is designed for use in commercial settings, such as bars, restaurants, and retail stores, and is also available for personal use through the Loop app. The company is based in Glendale, California, and was founded in 2016. Loop Media aims to become a leader in the digital out-of-home (DOOH) advertising market, which is aimed to multiply in the coming years.