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NCC Media teams with OpenAP for audience-segmented ad buying

June 18, 2019 / Ben Munson

NCC Media and OpenAP are teaming up to allow national advertisers to use OpenAP’s audience segment definitions when buying across NCC Media’s linear, VOD and addressable ad inventory.
The agreements sees two separate advanced advertising ventures – one led by major broadcasters and programmers, the other led by major pay TV providers – working together to expand audience segmentation in ad buying. NCC Media is a joint venture between Charter, Comcast and Cox; OpenAP is a joint venture between Fox, NBCUniversal and Viacom – WarnerMedia departed the venture earlier this year.The deal is geared toward helping standardizing audience-based TV, and will benefit from access to NCC's footprint of 85 million households. The two companies said they will collaborate on more new data and measurement programs. "Today's announcement represents the first major step in a transformative alignment between MVPDs and programmers," said David Levy, CEO...