VideoAmp and ViacomCBS announce TV measurement partnership

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021 
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VideoAmp and ViacomCBS Announce TV Measurement Partnership

  • ViacomCBS will leverage VideoAmp as a currency for linear TV planning and measurement

LOS ANGELES — Software and data platform, VideoAmp, today announced a partnership with ViacomCBS in which it will provide the media and entertainment company with an alternative currency to plan, transact and measure national media campaigns, further accelerating ViacomCBS’ multi-currency strategy while propelling VideoAmp’s mission to redefine the way media is valued, bought and sold.

Through this partnership, ViacomCBS will leverage VideoAmp’s proprietary commingled TV Viewership dataset to guarantee linear media transactions against age and gender demographics. Additionally, ViacomCBS will utilize VideoAmp’s data as an underlying currency to create and guarantee delivery of media campaigns against customized advanced audience segments through Vantage, ViacomCBS’ advanced advertising platform. Vantage is regarded as the industry’s most sophisticated data-targeting platform, offering best-in-class predictive modeling, continual optimization and insights to help advertisers understand their audiences and how best to reach them. The VideoAmp dataset is considered one of the most trusted and highest quality in the marketplace due to its scale as well as its proprietary methodology of combining STB and ACR data into a unified dataset, which enables a deduplicated view of media delivery and advertising performance against any audience across traditional TV, streaming video, and digital media.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with ViacomCBS as an alternative currency as they go into a new broadcast season. We truly value ViacomCBS and their forward-thinking strategy when it comes to a new era of media transaction, measurement and, ultimately, the currency options that power it. We want to unlock value for publishers in a privacy-safe way that keeps their audiences at the forefront, regardless of the channel they’re using,” said Ross McCray, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of VideoAmp.

“The measurement marketplace needs diversification. VideoAmp is an innovator who can help us accelerate our vision around the future of currency. We’re excited to leverage their platform to bring better insights and better measurement to advertisers and their agencies,” said John Halley, Chief Operating Officer of Advertising Revenue at ViacomCBS.

Earlier this month, VideoAmp announced pilot programs with six major advertising holding companies as part of their efforts to unite the industry around an alternative independent measurement option.

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