FreeWheel, Comcast’s ad tech company, said it launched a new Partner Certification Program, aimed at creating a more efficient and effective TV supply chain for buyers, sellers, data companies and technology providers.
Partners in the program, who meet criteria determined by FreeWheel include Adobe, AMC, A+E, Beeswax, Cadent, Charter, Comcast Advertising, DirecTV, Fox, Human, iSpot, Kantar, Liveramp, NBCU, Polk, Xandr, Xumo, Yahoo.
The partners can be found on an online portal.
“At FreeWheel, our technology sits at the center of the TV ecosystem,” said Mark McKee, general manager of FreeWheel. “This makes us uniquely situated to connect TV buyers and sellers with one another– as well as to the technology and data partners they need to succeed. The goal of the Partner Certification Program is to provide another tool to make TV simpler and more efficient to plan and transact upon, while continuing our commitment to interoperability in a way that benefits the future of the industry.”
“Having been a long-term partner of FreeWheel, we are excited to be included in the new Partner Certification Program,” said Dylan McBride, head of global partnerships, Xandr. “As a video-first DSP, it is vital that we get the best inventory access for our customers. This new framework from FreeWheel ensures that we can continue our collaboration in service of Xandr Invest buyers.” ■
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.
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