Advertising.com to Provide Ad Management Services for NBC Universal and News Corporation’s Strategic Alliance
AOL, NBC Universal and News Corporation today announced that Advertising.com Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL, will be the advertising management services partner for the companies’ recently announced strategic alliance. Through this alliance, News Corporation and NBC Universal will launch the largest Internet video distribution network ever assembled, featuring full-length programming, movies and clips representing premium content from at least a dozen networks and two major film studios.
Under the agreement, Advertising.com will provide comprehensive display and video advertising management and fulfillment for the new video site and for the dedicated video player embedded on that site as well as across its distribution partners. Advertising.com will leverage its Lightningcast video ad serving platform to deliver and manage advertising to support the thousands of hours of full-length programming, movies and clips that will be available across the network.
George Kliavkoff, NBC Universal Chief Digital Officer and interim leader of the newly announced strategic alliance, said, “The cross-platform nature and expansive reach of this new alliance make Advertising.com the right candidate to provide ad management services.”
“We’re pleased to assist this groundbreaking new alliance with advertising fulfillment and inventory monetization,” said Lynda Clarizio, president of Advertising.com. “Not only will this new video network offer consumers access to an unprecedented catalog of top-notch programming, it will also provide advertisers with an online opportunity on par with the best in television and movie advertising.”
The new alliance promises to offer innovative advertising sales opportunities. Sales of the extensive advertising inventory, adjacent to thousands of hours of video programming and spread across a network of distribution partners, will be shared between the new alliance and its media partners. In addition, display and video advertising inventory not utilized by the site’s direct sales teams will be monetized by Advertising.com.
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