Ad-tech company Blockboard has announced a partnership with Comcast-owned FreeWheel, a global technology platform for television advertising. As a result of the collaboration, FreeWheel’s premium CTV (connected TV) inventory will be made available to all of Blockboard’s advertising clients. The collaboration is expected to open up unprecedented opportunities for advertisers, allowing them to access the most sought-after CTV inventory on FreeWheel’s platform.
“The partnership comes as interest and spending in the CTV ad sector are projected to grow significantly, with the IAB forecasting YOY growth of 14.4% in 2023.”
CTV has become more appealing to brands and marketers who want to reach a large number of viewers in a cost-effective way because they can target specific audiences.
Through the integration with FreeWheel, Blockboard has gained access to the most optimized supply path for high-quality CTV inventory, providing more premium advertising opportunities for its demand-side clients. Blockboard, an independent programmatic demand-side platform (DSP) for over-the-top (OTT) and connected television (CTV), and FreeWheel, Comcast’s leading video monetization technology platform, has announced that they will work together.
The partnership aims to connect buyers and sellers across the TV ecosystem, simplifying and enhancing the overall ad-buying experience. With the partnership, advertisers are now able to access a larger inventory of high-quality CTV advertising opportunities, allowing them to target their desired audience with ease.
FreeWheel is a technology platform for television advertising that aims to provide solutions for all segments of the TV industry. The company offers technology, data enablement, and convergent marketplaces to facilitate transactions between buyers and sellers across all screens, data types, and sales channels. FreeWheel is based in multiple locations worldwide, including New York, San Francisco, Chicago, London, Paris, and Beijing. As a Comcast company, FreeWheel also advocates for the premium video industry through the FreeWheel Council.