SINGAPORE, 13 January 2021— SpotX, the leading global video advertising and monetisation platform, has announced a partnership with digital entertainment company POPS Worldwide to activate video ad serving and programmatic activation across its OTT channels in Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia.
As part of the partnership, SpotX will be the leading supply side partner (SSP) and ad server working with POPS Worldwide to power their video monetization and scale advertising reach through unified auctions, audience activation, smart ad breaks and real-time data.
In addition, SpotX’s leading OTT technology will enable POPs Worldwide to manage inventory with ease, achieve optimal ad breaks and access actionable insight.
“SpotX is a global leader in video monetisation with proven success in driving programmatic demand across OTT and digital video. As we continue our aggressive expansion into new countries, we are fortunate to have SpotX’s ad tech expertise help maximize our video advertising capabilities and monetization,” said Sarika Tulsyan, Chief Revenue Officer at POPS Worldwide.
POPS Worldwide is a leading digital entertainment company in Southeast Asia with more than four billion monthly views of its music, entertainment and kids programs. POPS produces a wide variety of original content for its industry-leading owned and operated channels like POPS Music, POPS Kids, POPS TV, Beauty Me, HerVoice and CoolTV.
It’s video-on-demand streaming app, POPS App, launched in November 2019 in Vietnam, securing two million monthly activations in a year and more than 600,000 monthly users in Thailand in its first five months of operation, and ranking fifth in that market’s list of Apple’s Top 1000 Entertainment Apps.
“POPS Worldwide is an exciting player in the dynamic SEA OTT landscape, offering fantastic local content for local markets across a variety of popular genres with an engaged audience.” said SpotX Managing Director of Asia, Gavin Buxton. “Their latest expansion into Indonesia, the largest and fastest growing regional market, is a testament of their ambition to bring fresh digital entertainment content to young tech savvy Indonesians, who have a growing appetite for OTT video streaming. We look forward to helping advertisers and brands reach their audiences through POPS’s premium video inventory. ”
Earlier last year, POPS officially launched POPS eSports and expanded its content library with new eSports and gaming content. They have also announced expansion plans for POPS App which will enter Indonesia in early 2021.
SpotX is the leading video advertising platform shaping digital video and the future of TV globally. The company’s solutions enable media owners to monetize content across all screens and streams while providing advertisers with direct access to brand-safe, premium inventory. With best-in-class technology purpose-built for video, SpotX’s trusted, privacy-compliant solutions are employed by some of the largest media owners in the world including A+E Networks, Crackle Plus, The CW Network, Dentsu CCI, Discovery, Electronic Arts, Fox Corporation, fuboTV, Gannett, Microsoft, Newsy, Pluto TV, Roku, Sling TV, and Vudu. In the US, SpotX works with nearly all major OTT stakeholders and reaches 4 out of 5 viewers of ad-supported CTV, or 50 million households. SpotX is a subsidiary of Bertelsmann’s RTL Group and is headquartered in Denver with 10 offices throughout the US, EMEA, and APAC regions. Learn more at www.spotx.tv.
POPS is the leading digital entertainment company in Southeast Asia, providing over 212 million subscribers with access to the very best entertainment in the region. Over the past 12 years, POPS has mastered the art and science of connecting brands with viewers and building up communities through meaningful digital content. POPS provides diverse content library ranging from music, general entertainment, kids edutainment features, and more from the very best content creators across SEA and beyond