Facebook's new offer to advertisers: Safe videos at lower prices

Facebook is giving brands assurances that their commercials will only run in a thoroughly vetted video environment as part of a new program that focuses on premium content. The new ad offering is also coming down in price since Facebook first started testing the program earlier this year.Facebook is asking brands for $100,000, down from at least $250,000, to participate in the tightly controlled, guaranteed quality video marketplace, according to advertisers familiar with the program. The commercials appear in Facebook Watch, the year-old video service that features shows like "Ball in the Family," a reality show about the basketball-playing Ball brothers. There are also shows from publishers and TV studios, and Facebook splits ad revenue with them.Now, advertisers can buy ad space directly from Facebook, not through the programmatic, automated self-service platform, and that way it can place ads in videos it has reviewed. Facebook calls the new offering "in-stream reserve buying," and it's a rival ad product to Google Preferred, a similar program that commits to only run ads in the top videos on Google and YouTube. Facebook also now allows brands to buy ads in individual Watch shows, and pick categories of videos to sponsor like sports, . Continue reading at AdAge.com Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2018-09-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Video Play, Facebook Offers Hundreds of Millions for Music Rights

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[ Advertising Age | 2017-09-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook takes on TV and YouTube with revamped video offering

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[ The Guardian | 2017-08-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In Another Swipe at Google, Facebook's Mobile Ad Network Gets Into Desktop, Offers More Video Ads

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[ Advertising Age | 2016-05-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook offers up its autoplay video ads to other apps

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[ Engadget | 2015-08-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Testing Subscriptions on Its Facebook Watch Video Destination

Facebook will begin testing subscriptions on its Facebook Watch video destination in the U.S., with initial publishing partners BritBoxTV, CollegeHumor Dropout, MotorTrend On Demand and Tastemade Plus. The social network would not provide details on payments by publishers or on subscription... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2019-08-08 18:05:58 UTC ]
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Facebook in 2015: Pivot to video! Facebook today: Local news is dead!

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[ Fast Company | 2019-03-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Video Briefing: Rising costs on Facebook force publishers to rethink branded video distribution

Costs for paid video distribution on Facebook has more than doubled year-over-year. The post Video Briefing: Rising costs on Facebook force publishers to rethink branded video distribution appeared first on Digiday. Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Video Ad Metric Lawsuit Prompts Publishers to Revisit the ‘Pivot to Video’

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[ AdWeek | 2018-10-19 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Video publishers on what happens after Facebook stops subsidizing video content

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[ Digiday | 2017-11-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Limited in their ability to monetize video on Facebook, publishers eye video-licensing opportunities

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Facebook’s New Video Content Deals With Publishers Emphasize Produced Videos (Report)

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[ Digiday | 2016-12-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook Is Testing Mid-Roll Video Ads in Facebook Live

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[ Advertising Age | 2016-08-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Roku Buys Nielsen’s Advanced Video Advertising Business, Accelerating DAI Capabilities

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Nielsen Will Overhaul Video Measurement, Creating Single, Cross-Media Offering

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Audible Rolls Out Lower-priced Subscription Plan

Audible is launching Audible Plus, a $7.95 per month service that will provide listeners will unlimited access to more than 68,000 hours of original content. In conjunction with the launch, the company has restructured its traditional credit-based subscription service into a new $14.95 per month... Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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