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FreeWheel Appoints Mark McKee as General Manager

January 7, 2022

McKee to lead the tech company’s efforts to transform the TV landscape by connecting buyers and sellers of premium video advertising.


Streaming Services Overtake TV Everywhere, New FreeWheel Report Finds

August 24, 2021

Accelerated by changing viewership habits in a pandemic, streaming services comprised 45% of ad views, surpassing TV Everywhere in the first six months of 2021. Fueled by buyers seeking flexibility, programmatic also emerged as a dominant theme during this year’s upfronts, with an 84% YOY growth, and is expected to remain a key trend moving forward.


Strata Integration with ProVantageX Brings Additional Automation to Strata Platform for Local TV Advertisers

April 21, 2021

This integration allows users of Strata, a leader in delivering converged video solutions and unique partnership capabilities to over 1,100 agencies, to receive output from PVX. PVX is a full, end-to-end platform for buyers and sellers of local television that automates ratings estimating, schedule optimization, activation and stewardship.


FreeWheel Releases Next Generation, Cross-Platform Addressable Technology to Unify Linear TV and Digital Video Advertising

April 14, 2021

New technology allows sellers to dynamically “split” impressions from a single linear TV spot in real time across multiple advertisers, improving efficiency and opening up scale for advertisers. Comcast and Charter Communications currently piloting tech to deliver addressable, cross-platform, deduplicated reach to advertisers across linear TV and digital.


Vevo Music Videos Now Available in FreeWheel’s Strata Platform

March 30, 2021

Vevo-Strata integration provides local ad buyers with new access to highly sought-after audiences (18-49) to augment reach of traditional TV.


FreeWheel Finds That in a Decade of Change, Viewing Has Come Back to the Living Room

March 29, 2021

FreeWheel’s 10th anniversary U.S. Video Marketplace Report reveals massive increase in non-desktop ad views, led by connected TV. Report also finds that in H2 2020, overall ad views increased by 57% compared to the prior year.


FOX and FreeWheel Partner to Bring Programmatic Addressable Capabilities to Set-Top Box Video on Demand Across Comcast Footprint

March 25, 2021

The Trade Desk is first integration partner, enabling advertisers to access FOX VOD addressable inventory through their platform.


Comcast Advertising Appoints Industry Innovator Pooja Midha as Chief Growth Officer

March 10, 2021

In this role, Midha will oversee global marketing and lead the evolution of a strategic vision to drive growth and maximize the value of the company’s products within the changing advertising ecosystem.


FreeWheel Launches Data Warehouse, Enabling Advertisers to Securely Access and Analyze Cross-Media Campaign Data Holistically within the Strata Platform

March 9, 2021

Data Warehouse provides a consolidated, streamlined way for Strata agencies to report across media platforms.


FreeWheel Appoints Yuling Ma as Chief Technology Officer

February 22, 2021

In her new role, Ma will lead the development of FreeWheel’s technology operations, oversee a global engineering team and collaborate with leadership to drive the company’s strategy.


TEGNA Extends Multi-Faceted Partnership with FreeWheel

January 7, 2021

Partnership enables enhanced, automated access for media buyers to Premion’s CTV/OTT ad platform.


FreeWheel to Acquire Ad Tech Company Beeswax

December 17, 2020

Acquisition will enable FreeWheel clients to participate more seamlessly in the growing programmatic TV ecosystem.


FreeWheel Names Mark McKee as Chief Revenue Officer, United States

December 14, 2020

McKee to Lead the Company’s U.S. Sales Revenue, Execution and Strategy.


FreeWheel and NBCUniversal Announce Landmark Partnership to Automate and Optimize Linear Ad Decisioning Across All NBCU Properties

December 2, 2020

FreeWheel’s AutoScheduler Technology is bringing the best of digital to the best of TV, fully automating NBCU’s linear TV ad scheduling process across all their networks.


Podcast powerhouse Acast makes inventory from 20,000+ shows available for simplified purchase via FreeWheel’s Strata Platform

October 28, 2020

Integration enables 1100+ media agencies using Strata to plan and purchase premium podcast inventory alongside other media types for the first time.


New Video Marketplace Report from FreeWheel Shows Ad Views in 1H2020 Grew Over 32% Compared to the Same Time Last Year

October 15, 2020

73% of ad views during the first half of the year were on the big screen, as viewers were less mobile due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


FreeWheel Reports Record Spend on Local Advertising Through its Strata System in the Month of September

October 12, 2020

Strata’s ePort system processed a record-breaking dollar amount of media orders in September, pointing to the growth of local advertising, the acceleration of automation trends – and a sign of the strengthening advertising market.


FastPay and FreeWheel Partner to Offer Strata Users a Completely Digitized Media Payment Solution

September 29, 2020

The partnership provides 1100+ Strata users with greater flexibility and efficiency in their payment processes by automating traditionally time-consuming manual methods.


Havas Media Group chooses FreeWheel for media buying and management in the UK and France after competitive review

September 24, 2020

Havas Media Group, part of the Havas Group, today announced the selection of FreeWheel’s Strata platform to power its media buying and management business in the U.K. and France.


New Research From FreeWheel Shows Connected TV is a Mature Platform that Consumers are Viewing More Like Linear Television

June 11, 2020

61% of Connected TV visits in Q3 2019 lasted more than an hour, compared to just 36% two years earlier.


AMC Networks Partners with On Addressability Distribution Partners – Charter, Comcast and Cox – to Pilot Addressable Capabilities on its Own Linear TV and VOD Inventory

June 10, 2020

Enabling inventory across programming on AMC Networks marks an important milestone in bringing scalability to addressable TV.