ViacomCBS, DISH Media, Adcuratio enable broadcast inventory on MVPD STBs

Thursday, January 14th, 2021 
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ViacomCBS, DISH Media and Adcuratio Lead Industry in Delivering First-Ever Addressable Impressions Within a Live National Broadcast

  • Historic Activation on the CBS Broadcast Network Marks the First Time Broadcast Inventory is Enabled via MVPD Set-Top Box
  • Powered by Adcuratio’s Groundbreaking Technology to Deliver Relevant Television Commercial Messaging at the Household Level
  • NEW YORK — ViacomCBS and DISH Media today announced a significant industry breakthrough by delivering the first-ever addressable impressions within a live national broadcast via MVPD set-top box. Addressable ad replacement was successfully executed on a select number of live campaigns across DISH’s 9MM household footprint in certain CBS-owned-and-operated markets, marking a major technical advancement in broadcast television. Adcuratio powered the activation with its groundbreaking signaling solution, developed in partnership with ViacomCBS and DISH, which enables broadcast addressability across MVPD households that seamlessly integrates with programmer and distributor infrastructure and signaling processes.

    “This breakthrough allows ViacomCBS to deliver the most powerful solution for our advertisers by combining the reach of national broadcast with the targeted relevance of household addressable,” said Mike Dean, Senior Vice President of Advanced Advertising at ViacomCBS. “While cable networks have been addressable for years, addressable national broadcast has remained technically unreachable until now, making this a tremendous milestone for the industry and the future of television.”

    “Implementing national broadcast enablement is a first for the industry, and a critical achievement in continuing to drive scale for addressable TV advertising,” said Tim Myers, DISH Media GM of strategy and products. “As innovators in the premium video ad space, DISH Media identified the need for this inventory to attract larger, national budgets, so we’re thrilled to partner with ViacomCBS, Adcuratio and Invidi to make this a reality for advertisers.”

    “Adcuratio is excited to be leading the enablement of national addressable advertising on both broadcast and cable inventory and across multiple MVPDs,” said Harish Narasimhan, founder and CEO, Adcuratio Media. “Our platform and signaling solutions allow broader and faster ecosystem interconnectivity.”

    Links: ViacomCBS; DISH Media; Adcuratio