Yahoo and Tubi partner to streamline CTV ad buying

Thursday, October 7th, 2021 
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Yahoo and Tubi Partner to Streamline CTV Planning & Buying

  • Yahoo and Tubi partner to offer CTV streaming inventory and open demand via Yahoo DSP, simplifying the CTV planning and buying process

NEW YORK — Yahoo today announced the expansion of its partnership with Tubi, FOX Entertainment’s breakthrough ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) service, bringing incremental efficiencies to the planning and buying of connected TV (CTV). Building on Yahoo and Tubi’s supply-side (SSP) relationship, the expansion offers Yahoo demand-side platform (DSP) advertisers direct access to Tubi’s unmatched AVOD content library, making it easier to plan and buy CTV.

“We’ve seen a significant increase in streaming throughout the past year – with ad-supported content, in particular, generating incredible growth,” said Iván Markman, Chief Business Officer of Yahoo. “With the future in mind, our partnership with Tubi gives CTV buyers the tools, inventory, and audiences necessary to execute successful and strategic CTV campaigns and drive meaningful growth.”

Yahoo DSP customers will now have a direct connection to Tubi’s streaming inventory, providing CTV buyers more competitive auction efficiency, advertiser-specific private deal capabilities such as programmatic guaranteed, advanced reporting capabilities, and increased transparency across Tubi buys.

The partnership takes advantage of Yahoo’s unified advertising technology stack, which facilitates both buy and sell-side capabilities as well as an exchange — all tightly integrated to work better together. As an end-to-end, full-stack technology partner, Yahoo can uniquely support publishers and advertisers in unlocking the full value of their content and marketing, while putting consumer experiences first.

Tubi’s premium entertainment content reaches audiences everywhere – streaming free, ad-supported media in a hyper-personalized environment across over 25 platforms and devices. Tubi continues to be a top partner for advertisers using Yahoo to activate their streaming and premium programming. With this expanded partnership, Tubi and Yahoo are well-positioned to support CTV advertisers’ Upfront campaigns on Tubi for the 2021-22 season and beyond.

“As consumers continue to shift viewership to streaming, partnering with demand-side platforms like Yahoo will enable advertisers to buy Tubi inventory more effectively, while maximizing campaign performance across their preferred buying mode,” said Mark Rotblat, Chief Revenue Officer of Tubi. “We are proud to empower advertisers with these capabilities and deliver valuable connections with our in-demand audiences.”

“The acceleration of CTV introduces greater flexibility into the way advertisers buy streaming media and deliver audience engagement,” said Lisa Herdman, SVP/Executive Director of Strategic Investment at RPA. “It’s great to see companies like Tubi and Yahoo come together, enabling us to reach engaged audiences at scale as part of our omnichannel campaigns.”

“CTV viewership surged over the last year, driven by evolving consumer behavior and the demand for streaming inventory,” said Jacob Lustig, VP, Media Innovation & Analytics at Klick Health. “As we work to meet our life sciences clients’ audiences wherever they are, partners like Tubi and Yahoo are able to connect our CTV spend to other mediums, giving us more holistic omnichannel planning and insights.”

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