Jan 18, 2018
Staines-upon-Thames, UK – 17th January 2018 Yospace and NexStreaming have today announced an integration that simplifies the route to market for broadcasters wishing to monetise their live OTT streams.The companies have pre-integrated Yospace’s HTML5 SDK into the NexPlayer HTML5 player, allowing Yospace’s multi-award-winning Server-Side Dynamic Ad Insertion to be accompanied by real-time, client-side tracking. The integration also enables an interactive element to advertisements by allowing viewers to click on ads for more information on the product.The news is significant for broadcasters, who today are faced with an online marketplace in which device and platform fragmentation significantly complicates the process of delivering and effectively measuring their advertising. Unlike traditional television, where broadcasters and advertisers benefit from standardised ad delivery and measurement mechanisms, broadcasters in the online world need to work a lot harder in order to provide advertisers with the mass reach that is television’s USP.This pre-integration makes it easier for broadcasters and video service providers to monetise their OTT video offerings across all HTML5-enabled browsers and devices and increases their speed to market.Carlos Lucas, General Manager of NexPlayer SDK, said: “We are proud of enhancing this partnership with Yospace, providing the most comprehensive streaming and Dynamic Ad Insertion experience on the web with our HTML5 as player as we are already doing across Android apps”.David Springall, CTO of Yospace, added: “We’re delighted to add the NexPlayer HTML5 Player to our growing list of pre-integrated players. NexPlayer has a strong reputation among broadcasters for its high performance and innovative technology. By pre-integrating with our world-leading Dynamic Ad Insertion system means customers using NexPlayer can realise the benefits of OTT stream monetisation in less time than ever.”Yospace’s server-side dynamic ad insertion technology can be applied to both live and VOD streams in a way that offers excellent playback quality, interactive functionality and real-time measurement. The system enables one-to-one addressability of ads and has been proven at scale against some of the world’s biggest sporting events.NexPlayer HTML5 is an easy-to-integrate HTML5 player that allows video services and publishers to provide HLS and DASH streaming with an advanced feature set that includes CEA 608 Closed Captioning, Time-Shifting, Multiple Audio Tracks and Multi DRM among many others. NexPlayer SDK technology is market proven, used by over 200 premium video service providers worldwide across their multiscreen OTT apps.
Yospace is the foremost provider of server-side ad insertion (SSAI) technology in the world today. Its solution allows live streams and on demand (VoD) content to be monetized for OTT in a way that is true to the seamless viewer experience of linear television, while opening up benefits of digital advertising such as one-to-one addressability and real-time measurement.
Yospace was the first to publicly demonstrate SSAI in a live stream, with ITV in 2012, and today services major broadcasters and network operators across the globe, including DIRECTV and FOX in the USA; Sky Media, ITV, BT Sport, Channel 4 and STV in the UK; Telia and TV4 in Sweden; Optus, Nine, and Seven West Media in Australia.
In early 2019 Yospace was 100% acquired by RTL Group.