Jun 13, 2016
Leading Chilean broadcaster Canal 13 is to use Yospace’s Dynamic Ad Insertion platform in its live simulcast coverage of Copa América Centenario, a special centenary edition of the South American soccer tournament.
The announcement comes following the overwhelming success of last year’s tournament, for which Yospace’s server-side ad replacement service opened up 10 times more inventory for the broadcaster. The server-side insertions were tracked client-side, allowing real-time analytics for advertisers as well as a seamless viewing experience for the end user. The system proved to be so beneficial it was re-deployed after the event to provide ad replacement for Canal 13’s simulcast service on a continuing 24/7 basis.Yospace enables full one-to-one personalisation of replacement ads, increasing the value of each ad spot it opens up. Viewer engagement is increased further through interactive functionality that allows replacement ads to be clickable, opening a web page related to that advertisement. The combination of excellent user experience and relevance contributed to view-through rates of 98.7% during last year’s Copa América, an incredible figure.As host broadcaster, Canal 13 measured its audience in millions for the tournament, which saw Chile win the final for the first time. The exponential growth of live streaming over the last 12 months means that figure is expected to be exceeded by a long way this time around.Yospace’s platform is fully equipped to serve major event traffic, in which most viewers often begin streaming within 5 minutes of the start of a match, with many keeping the session running for well over 2 hours. The robustness of the system ensures reliability at scale regardless of whether you’re watching the 1st or 40th ad spot.“We are very confident in Yospace ahead of our coverage of Copa América Centenario,” said Camilo Ramírez, Gerente de Negocios Digitales at Canal 13. “The ad revenues generated far exceeded our expectations last year, and their reliability and level of support are very impressive.”“We’re delighted to be working with Canal 13 on Copa América Centenario,” said Edward New, Commercial Director of Yospace. “It’s a measure of the digital revenues and reliability afforded by our platform that they have chosen to use us again for this year’s showpiece event. This project further reinforces the huge benefits available, for broadcasters, advertisers and viewers alike, by choosing 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.