Comscore to Participate in OpenAP Initiative Through Use of Its Advanced TV Audience Ratings Data
RESTON, VA, April 7, 2017 – Earlier today at an event in New York City, Fox, Turner and Viacom shared additional details on Comscore’s participation in their joint OpenAP initiative. This planned open audience platform will provide buyers and sellers of linear television a consistent, data-agnostic means of engaging in audience-based buys.
Comscore advanced audiences will be one of the first data sources integrated into this new system. This capability is already in use by advertisers, agencies and television networks to go beyond traditional age/sex demographics to buy and sell television advertising. Commonly used advanced audience segments include auto purchase intent, consumer packaged goods brand buying, and political affiliation, among many other advertiser-used consumer segments.
“It’s clear that the media industry wants to increase the use of advanced currencies for television buying, and OpenAP promises to accelerate that path,” said Bill Livek, Executive Vice Chairman and President of Comscore. “As pioneers in the integration of advanced audience data with television viewing, we strongly support this effort that helps move the industry forward. We look forward to playing an integral role in OpenAP to help make advanced TV advertising a reality.”
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