Ads Go Live On Woomi
Miniweb selects smartclip to expand ad inventory across connected TV app
London/Hamburg, 3 February 2011; Miniweb, the leading cloud-based video distribution platform for connected TVs, has signed an exclusive, international advertising sales agreement with smartclip - Europe’s leading online video advertising sales network. The deal will generate advertising revenues from Miniweb’s connected TV application, woomi (www.woomi.tv)
Advertisers will roll out campaigns across woomi over the next few months, supported by an already strong line up of content on the woomi platform from the likes of EZTakes, Openfilm, Radiant Pictures, Videojug and blinkx. With forecasts of transactional revenue from online video increasing to $8 billionby 2015, woomi is perfectly positioned to offer advertisers a new and targeted platform through which they can reach millions of connected TV viewers in Europe and the US.
“woomi is a win-win for content publishers and TV device manufacturers and operators alike,” explained Jerome de Vitry, CEO, Miniweb. “It is the first OTT TV application to combine paid and advertising business models, offering the flexibility and control over how content is monetized.”
Via smartclip, advertisers will be able to book ‘in-video’ formats such as 30 second spots initially, with more formats being rolled out over the course of 2011. woomi users can be targeted based on the content they are watching, their location and demographic data, offering brands the visual impact of a TV advert, while benefiting from the targeting and accountability capabilities of being online.
Jean-Paul Wevers, UK Publisher Director of smartclip, comments, "This exclusive deal with Miniweb is significant in our development of providing further video advertising outlets for media agencies and their clients. Miniweb is a pioneer in offering advertising supported video to users through connected TV’s and we know that there is substantial demand from advertisers across Europe to reach their customers through connected TV’s.”
By registering their content with woomi, content publishers get immediate access to an exponentially expanding base of end users with woomi-enabled TV devices. woomi content publishers total control and personalization of their brand and business models, and offers them a complete monetization solution either through single click, secure end-user payments or advertising.
woomi is extending its reach into millions of homes in Europe and the US, via Samsung Internet@TV and other connected devices, including those from Vestel, Syabas (Popbox) and DTM (Dion HD STB). The system is enhanced with user-friendly functions such as search, discovery, personalization and single payments and allows manufacturers to capitalize on Miniweb’s existing and future global content partnerships to deliver a compelling, connected online video experience to their customers.
 Source: Parks Associates 2011
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About Miniweb Technologies
Miniweb’s leading cloud-based video distribution platform for connected TVs (www.miniweb.tv) enables a revolutionary broadband entertainment experience on the TV. With easy navigation and consumption of Internet video, Miniweb’s ground-breaking platform provides a seamless experience across hundreds of video publishers to empower the viewer with search, recommendations, micro-payments, community and personalization functions.
Miniweb’s consumer brand, woomi (www.woomi.tv) is the first combined micro-payment and advertising supported content marketplace for connected TV devices. Woomi enables video publishers to maximize their revenue opportunities by dramatically extending their audience reach globally across any kind of connected TV device. Woomi gives TV device manufacturers and operators a wide array of content from hundreds of video publishers within a single app, allowing them a broader and richer video proposition and additional revenue streams.
Miniweb’s Connected TV Services Platform has garnered substantial industry acclaim including TVB Europe Editors’ Award Best of IBC 2009, Best Interactive Service/Application at IPTV World Series Award 2009, Pick Hit Award for Innovation at IBC 2008 and the Red Herring Europe 100 Winner 2008.