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Yospace extends DIRECTV Advertising relationship for server-side ad insertion in live streams and VOD

Apr 11, 2023

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Yospace, the pioneer of server-side ad insertion (SSAI), has extended its partnership with DIRECTV Advertising, the go-to partner for omni-channel TV. The relationship began in 2015 and will continue on for the next several years, marking nearly a decade of innovation in streaming monetization.

 

Yospace has helped DIRECTV Advertising to substantially grow its digital video advertising offering and meet the growing demands of the television industry, which has seen streaming audiences grow exponentially year-on-year, while adopting advanced digital advertising techniques such as programmatic to maximize ROI.

 

As a result, DIRECTV Advertising has been able to deliver a programmatic advertising strategy across all its digital and streaming inventory (live and VOD), including programmatic at scale across more than ninety owned and operated premium TV networks, including live sports. DIRECTV’s programmatic fill-rates are ahead of the industry standard, with a video completion rate over ninety-eight percent.

 

“Yospace has been, and continues to be, a crucial component to DIRECTV Advertising’s programmatic strategy,” said Amy Leifer, Chief Advertising Sales Officer at DIRECTV. “The company has risen to the challenge of providing monetization at scale as audiences everywhere have embraced streaming. With Yospace’s support, DIRECTV Advertising sits at the forefront of cross-platform advertising today.”

 

“We value the close working relationship we’ve built with DIRECTV Advertising,” said Tim Sewell, CEO at Yospace. “It’s fantastic to see how DIRECTV Advertising has built a truly innovative and impactful programmatic strategy, tapping into Yospace’s SSAI, across all its live and VOD content. Time and again, customers have come to us with specific problems and I’m incredibly proud of how the team has continued to adapt to them.”

 

Yospace is exhibiting itsSSAI solution at NAB Show, Las Vegas Convention Center, April 16-19, on boothW3043. Demonstrations can be booked via this link:

https://www.yospace.com/nab/

About Yospace

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, BTSport, Channel 4 and STV in the UK; Telia and TV4 in Sweden; Optus, Nine, andSeven West Media in Australia.

 

In early 2019 Yospace was 100% acquired by RTL Group.

 

About DIRECTV Advertising 

DIRECTV Advertising is a pioneer in the converged addressable space, delivering industry leading audience-based, digital, and innovative media solutions. Employing our decades of experience, we empower advertisers to address and engage their audience at scale while continuously measuring campaign impact against brand goals to unlock insights and optimize future campaigns.

About Yospace

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.

Media contact

Paul Davies

Platform Communications

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