Comcast AdDelivery and Adstream Join Forces to Build a Global Footprint for Ad Delivery
Will Enable Global Brands to Distribute and Track Ad Assets In Real-Time Both Internationally and Domestically
(Denver, Colo)– April 8, 2014 – The Comcast AdDelivery service, part of Comcast Wholesale's portfolio of services, and Adstream, a global provider of digital advertising distribution solutions, announced today that together they will offer a global ad delivery platform targeting the needs of global brands. A simplified platform will provide advertisers a fast, efficient and reliable method for managing and distributing video assets over the industry's most expansive international ad delivery network. This combination of reach and capability supports the global marketer with visibility, control, reporting and management of advertising asset distribution.
Adstream delivers over two million assets per year to more than 106 countries, storing all assets in the company's Adbank utility. The joint relationship will now allow global brand managers to receive reports in real-time, showcasing assets on one digital system, while giving visibility of all activity across global markets. Adstream is currently the only company that provides direct distribution to LATAM, EUROPE, ASIA and ANZ, and now in conjunction with Comcast AdDelivery it will also offer distribution to U.S. destinations.
"Since our launch, we have strived to be on the forefront of ad distribution technology. While we have grown substantially over the last decade, this relationship will give us the opportunity to tap the U.S. market for further growth," stated Gerry Sutton, CEO of Adstream. "We'll now be able to assist our global clients in managing their assets in the U.S., as well as helping to expand American brands to international markets. We are excited to be in a unique position to offer this to the market."
Capable of delivering tens of thousands of HD and SD ads per day, with orders often sent within less than two hours, Comcast AdDelivery currently provides ad distribution for over 10,000 national, regional and local advertisers. Comcast AdDelivery uses Comcast's 100G fiber backbone for highly reliable and rapid delivery of HD and SD ads electronically to media destinations across the United States and parts of Canada. Its footprint encompasses the majority of U.S. broadcast and cable networks, local broadcast stations, cable and other multichannel video distributors, radio stations, and online video web publishers.
"Our team is excited to get involved with expanding distribution to international markets utilizing Comcast's industry leading fiber network. Our clients will now be able to distribute ads across the world using a simplified platform" stated Todd Porch, Vice President and General Manager, Comcast AdDelivery. "We have been committed to growing this integral part of our business over the past year and believe this showcases our commitment to provide a global ad distribution system."
About Comcast AdDelivery
Comcast AdDelivery, part of the Comcast Wholesale division's portfolio of services, operates an automated video asset management solution that utilizes Comcast's 100G fiber backbone for cost-effective, customizable and secure delivery of HD and SD television advertising spots. Comcast AdDelivery provides advertisers, agencies and post houses a fast, efficient and reliable method for managing and distributing video assets from postproduction to broadcast with distribution to national, regional and local media destinations across the U.S. More information may be found here.
About Comcast Wholesale
A division of Comcast, the Comcast Wholesale unit offers third party businesses access to services and technologies developed and proven by an industry leader, including Comcast AdDelivery and HITS® (Headend in the Sky). From content distribution and media management, to advertising delivery and IP services, the Comcast Wholesale services portfolio helps businesses launch new products and remain competitive through lower up-front investment, improved efficiency and faster time to market. More information about the range of Comcast Wholesale services may be found here.
Adstream is a premiere technology solution provider to the global advertising industry. Adstream efficiently/effectively integrates Digital Asset Management, workflow tools and a global asset delivery network on a single platform. This enables us to deliver solutions for every stage of the advertising process. Founded in 2001, Adstream partners with over 75% of the top 100 global brands, agencies, production and postproduction houses, as well as the world's leading media owners. Adstream delivers an unrivalled two million assets each year and securely stores and manages over seven million assets for our clients. Headquartered in London, UK, and with over 380 staff spread over 39 regional offices in 27 countries, Adstream delivers global services with a truly local focus.
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