FreeWheel taps into screen-level Smart TV data from Inscape

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019
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Comcast’s FreeWheel Taps into Screen-Level Smart TV Data with Inscape

  • FreeWheel Gets Rights to Use Inscape’s Viewing Data for National Representativeness Modeling

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — FreeWheel, a Comcast company, and global advertising management solution, today announced an agreement with Inscape, the smart TV data company with viewing data from more than 10 million VIZIO smart TVs in the U.S.

Inscape maintains the largest single source of opt-in smart TV viewing data using automated content recognition (ACR) technologies. The terms of the deal give FreeWheel the right to use Inscape smart TV viewing data for modeling representativeness for demographic and consumer audience segments used in the selling of national TV advertising campaigns.

“Inscape’s data will enable development of a robust nationally representative model for U.S. TV viewing data in all 210 DMAs, all major cable, satellite and telco pay-TV distributors, and over-the-air TV households,” said Claudio Marcus, General Manager for the FreeWheel Data Platform.

FreeWheel, which works with global media brands and major entertainment networks around the world, plans to use the national representativeness models to help forecast National U.S. delivery of demographic and consumer-segment-specific ad impressions for its customers which include NBCU, Fox, Discovery, Scripps, and Viacom in the U.S.

“While FreeWheel sets the standard for so much of the broader TV economy, using Inscape viewing data will help to bolster the quality, speed and reliability of FreeWheel’s advanced TV advertising offerings and ability for marketers to reach consumers across the new TV landscape,” said Jodie McAfee, SVP of Sales and Marketing at Inscape.