Stuttgart, Germany and Subiaco, Australia – 30 July, 2020 – 3 Screen Solutions (3SS), leading provider of software solutions for set-tox boxes (STB) and multiscreen entertainment, and Australian advertising technology innovator Hoppr have joined forces to create an end-to-end monetization platform for Android TV.
The pair have integrated the 3READY Custom Launcher with HopprTV to enable new possibilities for advertising and to unlock potential for marketing and promotion within the Android TV experience.
Hoppr has pioneered an innovative way of delivering addressable TV advertising with its ground-breaking ad and promotion serving and playout system that can create and insert flexible overlays in new and unconventional locations within the TV viewing experience.
3SS’ 3READY Custom Launcher complements this capability via enabling a high level of targeting, including realtime understanding of the user’s current context – what kind of content is being viewed (such as sports, news, etc.) by whom, and on which device. The combined 3SS+HopprTV solution allows precise dynamic placement of relvant ads and promotions to take place.
As a result of this technical collaboration, operators benefit from new revenue streams, and users enjoy more harmonious viewing, with ads and promotions that are relevant, personalized, and unobtrusive. In parallel, in a viewer-friendly way, advertisers can measure the performance of their marketing investments and brand engagement to reach audiences who are more likely to accept and understand their sales messages. This targeted solution will improve the user experience by reducing repetitive ads.
“Android TV offers myriad revenue opportunities, with scope far beyond core subscription revenues; advertising and promotion both have huge potential which is, to date, largely untapped,” commented Pierre Donath 3SS Chief Product Officer.
“HopprTV combined with 3READY offers service providers the ability to deliver ads, content and service cross-promotions in all locations across the user experience. Being able to dynamically create offers that are both personalized and unobtrusive enables multiple new business opportunities for service providers,” Donath added.
Using its powerful AI-enabled data engine, HopprTV places advertising tailored to viewer interests. Also, the service provider can benefit from a wide range of incremental marketing possibilities, such as the ability to display promotions relating to events, pay-per-view for instance, or cross-content and cross-device packages and other opportunities which are likely to appeal to the viewer.
Through HopprTV’s technology, overlay ads and promos can be created in various formats, both video and non-video. These can be designed to be subtle, with customizable shapes, and can display on top of any application in an Android TV service UI, on connected TV or on any other multiscreen device. Ads, download prompts and other promotions, for example, can appear almost anywhere in the UI, such the homescreen or synopsis screen, and can take the form of pre-, mid-, and post-roll.
HopprTV thus disrupts the traditional conventions for TV service advertising and creates extra monetization opportunities for service providers. It can insert meaningful, personalized advertisements and promotions within the navigation environment instead of interrupting the viewing experience.
“Our shared goal is for all the stakeholders in the commercial value chain to earn incremental revenues,” said Cyril Daoud, CEO at HopprTV.
“With the HopprTV+3READY solution, the advertiser, agency and, most importantly, the service provider, all have the opportunity to realize maximum business value from an Android TV-based service. Meanwhile, subscribers enjoy entertainment with seamless, personal and relevant ads and offers.”
Service providers who build their next-gen entertainment services on Android TV Operator Tier will be able to assess audience engagement with unprecedented clarity to support advanced targeting, including demographics, geo-location, time of day, affinity, and pre-defined audience sets in a premium, brand-safe environment.
“3READY combined with HopprTV technology creates a combined data and analytics powerhouse,” added Daoud.
The end-to-end solution creates new opportunities to leverage next-gen ad formats, including interactive and programmatic ads and also new possibilities for real-time, dynamic and engaging local advertising.
Operators will be able to use HopprTV’s analytics, dashboard and tools to determine where, when, and based on which user actions HopprTV’s customizable ads and promotions will appear in the 3READY-enabled UI. Furthermore, HopprTV’s analytics measure, assess and report the ad’s or promotion’s success and effectiveness.
HopprTV is unique in this space because it also provides ad inventory. HopprTV works directly and closely with ad agencies as well as media buyers. This means that TV service providers are freed from the necessity to invest in deep in-house advertising and agency expertise, while simultaneously the overall revenue opportunity for the pay-TV service is hugely increased.
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Hoppr is a Western Australian-based advertising technology company. Hoppr’s technology, HopprTV, delivers measurable, targeted advertising opportunities by integrating with set-top boxes and Internet Protocol television (IPTV). HopprTV enables real-time reporting and analytics, enabling advertisers to quantify and measure ROI on marketing spend across a range of forms including pre-roll and TV display advertising.
About 3 Screen Solutions (3SS)
For over a decade, 3SS has been delivering world-class software solutions to service providers and technology innovators to bring video to any screen. 3SS is an acknowledged leader in system integration, app development, UI/UX design innovation and solution architecture. 3SS designs and engineers bespoke front end and back end platforms for major operators and broadcasters worldwide to make customer experiences easier and more personal. 3SS’ customers include major satellite, cable, IPTV, OTT and mobile TV operators, including Swisscom, Com Hem, Allente (formerly Canal Digital), Proximus, TCC Uruguay, Altibox, Vodafone Kabel Deutschland, Stofa, Liberty Global (UPC, Unitymedia), SES, Eutelsat, and O2/Telefonica. Broadcast customers include ProSiebenSat.1, Joyn (ProSiebenSat.1/Discovery), SUPER RTL, n-tv, Blockbuster and Viacom, among others. www.3ss.tv
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