NBCU Launches Linear Programmatic Sales

To Make Cable, Broadcast Inventory Available to Select Clients

NBCUniversal said it is adding linear broadcast and cable inventory to its programmatic ad sales offering.

Beginning this fall advertisers will be able to use data to plan and buy media plans targeting specific audiences via automated systems. The expanded NBCUx will be a part of NBCU's upfront sales.

NBCU will make its inventory and pricing information available to select advertisers via certain demand-side platforms. Over the past two years, NBCU has made programmatic buying available to advertising clients for digital video and display inventory.

"Our goal is to give our advertisers as many ways to access the high-value target audiences they want to reach within our premium content," said Dan Lovinger, executive VP entertainment advertising sales group, NBCUniversal. "Our NBCUx digital programmatic offering was a key component to our clients' success last year and we expect that by adding premium TV inventory to the mix, it will greatly enhance their efforts. The launch of NBCUx for linear TV is another example of our commitment to innovation on behalf of our clients."

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