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Pixalate Week in Review: June 8 - 12, 2020

This week's review of ad fraud and quality in the digital advertising space.

1: AdExchanger: OTT/CTV looks like 'the big winner in recovery' as ad spend rebounds

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"Programmatic spend in the United States began to rise in May, as lockdowns eased," reported AdExchanger, citing several data sources from ad tech companies, including Pixalate's COVID-19 benchmarks: Programmatic Ad Spend in the Age of COVID-19: Connected TV/OTT Advertising Report.

AdExchanger added: "Connected TV (CTV), which hasn’t been hit as hard as other media during the pandemic, looks to be the big winner in recovery as well."

2. The CW, Hulu, Sling TV among notable Roku app risers

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Pixalate's updated OTT/CTV COVID-19 benchmarks includes information on 20 notable Roku apps that saw gains in programmatic ad transactions from early April through mid-May as programmatic ad spend recovers. Among the top risers were Hulu (+44%), Sling TV (+30%), and The CW (+129%).
 

3. Time spent with subscription OTT content will surpass 1 hour for the first time (US)

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"The average time spent with subscription OTT video content in the US will surpass 62 minutes per day this year, up 23.0% from 2019, according to our latest estimates," reported eMarketer. "That's an acceleration from 2019, when it grew by 15.0% year over year."

4. IAB Tech Lab releases 'data deletion' spec

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"With enforcement of the California Consumer Privacy Act on the horizon, the IAB Tech Lab has released a new spec to address a core issue of data deletion," reported Adweek. "The spec also allows vendors that provide any service for a publisher a standard way to listen for deletion requests coming from that publisher’s webpage," Adweek added.

5. Ad industry protests proposed privacy rules in California

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"The ad industry is hoping to scuttle a proposed privacy regulation in California that would require companies to honor requests by consumers to opt out of the sale of their data on a global basis," reported MediaPost. Multiple industry trade organizations — including the American Association of Advertising Agencies, American Advertising Federation, Association of National Advertisers, Digital Advertising Alliance, and Interactive Advertising Bureau — have set their sights on the proposed regulation, per MediaPost.

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