Nielsen expands Dynamic Ad Insertion pilot with MediaTek and A+E Networks

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
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Nielsen Expands Dynamic Ad Insertion Pilot with Leading Smart TV Platform and New Broadcast Partner

  • MediaTek and A+E Networks Join Nielsen Gracenote and CBS to Complete Ecosystem for National Addressable Advertising Trial

NEW YORK — Nielsen (NYSE: NLSN) announced today that it is expanding its U.S. Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) pilot, adding the world’s leading Smart TV platform and national cable network. MediaTek, a leading global semiconductor company, currently powering more than 50% of Smart TVs, will bring advanced DAI to their Smart TV platform for the first time. A+E Networks is joining CBS, as previously announced, to begin replacing advertisements in live linear programming on select networks.

Nielsen’s DAI pilot, powered by industry-leading Gracenote Video Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technology, will enable MediaTek-powered Smart TV platforms to deliver addressable advertising capabilities in live trials across five major U.S. markets. MediaTek Smart TV platforms can be found in all leading Smart TV brands in the U.S. As part of this pilot, A+E Networks and CBS will be the first broadcasters to dynamically replace traditional linear TV advertisements as well as show/network promotions with targeted advertisements to ensure the right message reaches the right viewer at the right time.

The dynamic ad replacement and delivery platform considers audience gender and age as well as advanced demographics to deliver on the promise of true addressable advertising. Advertisers and networks will be able to leverage the joint Gracenote-MediaTek DAI solution to expand their traditional linear TV ad offerings and maximize the value of their ad inventory. At the same time, advertisers can deliver more personalized advertising, manage ad frequency and exposure, and better track ROI.

“Nielsen recognizes the huge opportunity addressable TV presents for our clients,” said Kelly Abcarian, Senior Vice President, Product Leadership for Nielsen. “So, we’ve worked hard to create an advanced DAI solution that covers everything from ad targeting to delivery. As the result of our expanded DAI pilot with leading Smart TV platforms and manufacturers and some of the largest broadcast and cable networks, marketers will be able to better realize the value of their advertising inventory, achieve maximum return on their ad spend and viewers will see messages that are most relevant to them.”

“MediaTek and Nielsen Gracenote have worked closely with leading broadcasters and TV manufacturers to push the boundaries of what MediaTek’s Smart TV platform can do and how it performs for business owners, while still offering secure and innovative experiences consumers expect,” said Mike Chang, General Manager of MediaTek Inc. “MediaTek’s goal is to give consumers around the globe a smarter TV experience so they can enjoy incredible entertainment and seamless great performance.”

Since acquiring Gracenote in 2017, Nielsen has integrated its industry-leading media recognition technology, Gracenote unique IDs and metadata into an increasing number of its measurement, analytics and advanced advertising solutions. Now in millions of Smart TVs from various global brands, Gracenote’s Video ACR technology enables a wide range of network and advertiser benefits, from media measurement and content discovery to addressable programming and advertising.