The large cable companies that own NCC Media, the national advertising sales, technology and marketing firm, announced today that they will launch a new division to sell targeted ads to cable systems nationwide.
The group will use “non-personally identifiable data” to create products for targeted audiences across linear and video-on-demand, or VOD, platforms that will launch later this year, the owners, Charter Communications, Comcast Cable and Cox Communications, announced.
“Today’s announcement is a natural extension of the great work we are already doing with Charter, Cox and NCC Media in cable advertising,” said Comcast Cable president and CEO David Watson in a statement. “Together with our partners, we have new opportunities to build advanced advertising solutions that deliver scale, consistency and reliability.”
The former national ad sales team at Comcast Spotlight will create the foundation of the group, using resources from NCC Media, Charter and Cox.
“This new group within NCC Media has the ability to make a major impact for all players within the advertising landscape,” said Charter CEO Thomas M. Rutledge. “It has the power to transform the way we measure advertising effectiveness across linear and VOD through best-in-class data and technology.”
While owned by the three biggest multiple-system operators, MSOs, NCC Media represents every major cable, satellite and telco service provider in the country.
Comcast remains the nation’s largest MSO with 21.3 million video subscribers, followed by Charter with 16.5 million and Cox, which serves 6 million residential and business customers.