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Bringing advertisers to OTT platforms hasn’t been historically easy. “From the beginning…there really wasn’t a lot of demand from the buyer side,” said Kenna Ranson, the director of ad products and revenue at the anime focused Crunchyroll, which has been in the OTT space for an impressive 10 years.
… Programmatic has swallowed up nearly two thirds of all US ad spend, but direct—which still captures nearly $11 billion in ad spend—will be coexisting with programmatic for the foreseeable future. Faced with the reality that direct and programmatic are in for the long haul, publishers are looking for ways to efficiently straddle both worlds…
… Last week, Ooyala issued its Q2 2014 Global Video Index Report, providing insights on the continued evolution of multi-screen video consumption. The report highlights the rapid growth of mobile video consumption and the proliferation of premium, live and long-form video on more screens. Its findings underscore the need for content providers…
…, and indicate that more bandwidth capacity, and increasingly affordable and innovative devices means this estimate is on target. Video Length and the Multi-screen Experience In Q2 2014, the share of time watched for videos over 10 minutes in length was 81% for Connected TVs, 70% for tablets, 62% for desktops and 49% for smartphones. Connected TV also…