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 follows 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 excellent view-through rates of 98.7% during last year’s Copa América.
As host broadcaster, Canal 13 measured its audience in millions for the tournament, which saw Chile win the tournament for the first time. The exponential growth of live streaming over the last 12 months means that audience numbers are 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 five minutes of the start of a match, with many keeping the session running for well over two hours. The robustness of the system ensures reliability at scale regardless of whether viewers are watching the first or fortieth 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 at the forefront of innovation in broadcast stream manipulation and management (live and Video On Demand). Its dynamic ad insertion technology provides a link between playout systems and ad platforms, enabling server-side, frame-accurate ad insertion/replacement. By managing each individual user session, advertising can be tailored to the tastes of the individual viewer.
Yospace services major broadcasters and network operators throughout the world, including DirecTV in the US, Sky Media, Channel 4 and STV in the UK, BFMTV in France, Canal 13 in Chile, TV4 in Sweden, Channel 9 and Network Ten in Australia, and TV3, UTV and TG4 in Ireland.
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