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Flashtalking, Viant Team Up To Prevent OTT Ad Fraud

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Ad tech companies Flashtalking and Viant said they are teaming up to protect clients from buying fraudulent over-the-top and connected TV inventory.

The move follows Flashtalking’s acquisition of Protected Media.

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“Viant is thrilled to partner with Protected by Flashtalking to further ensure that our clients are operating in fraud-free environments against measurable media,” said Jon Ahuna, senior VP, operations at Viant. “We continue to demonstrate our long-standing commitment to brands and agencies by offering high-quality inventory and delivering superior return on ad spend in cookie-less environments within our Adelphic advertising software.”

As consumers shift to streaming advertisers are following them by buying more advertising on over-the-top and connected TV platforms. The high prices of CTV advertising has attracted sophisticated schemes to create fraudulent ad inventory that is hard to detect along the digital supply chain.

"The ad fraud arms race is relentless, with fraudsters continually working to hack their way around the most advanced methods and technologies,” said Asaf Greiner, general manager for verification at Flashtalking. “Mutual commitment to ensuring advertisers’ commitment for emerging channels is always protected will lead to strong industry standards. As we lead the way, we are thrilled to work with partners like Viant, who are aligned on this vision.”

Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.