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A+E, MediaTek join Nielsen’s dynamic ad insertion pilot program

November 29, 2018 / Ben Munson

Nielsen is growing the membership for its U.S. dynamic ad insertion (DAI) pilot, adding the smart TV chipmaker MediaTek and national cable network group A+E Networks.A+E joins CBS in the Nielsen trial working on replacing advertisements in live linear programming on select networks.Nielsen’s DAI pilot is using Gracenote Video Automatic Content Recognition technology. The tech is used to allow MediaTek-based smart TV platforms to deliver addressable advertising capabilities in live trials across five U.S. markets.As part of this pilot, A+E Networks and CBS will be dynamically replacing traditional linear TV advertisements as well as show and network promotions with targeted advertisements.“Nielsen recognizes the huge opportunity addressable TV presents for our clients,” said Kelly Abcarian, senior vice president of Product Leadership for Nielsen, in a statement. “So, we’ve worked hard to create an advanced DAI solution that covers everything from ad targeti...