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Local veterans Harada, Fuchinoue and Kiyono to lead business development and sales

Singapore — July 27, 2017 — For 10 years, video ad serving platform SpotX has offered trusted technology that gives media owners complete control over how they monetize video advertising around the world. Today, SpotX announces its entry into the Japanese market with the appointment of a local team.

The local media veterans appointed to SpotX’s Japan team include Ken Harada, who will act as Commercial Director, Masaru Fuchinoue, appointed to the role Director, Business Development, and Kenichi Kiyono, who assumes the position of Director, Supply Development.

The team will spearhead publisher relationships in the country, as well as provide demand facilitation efforts to leading Japanese agencies to match advertisers with the best video inventory supply across the region.

Mike Shehan, CEO and Co-Founder of SpotX, says the entry into Japan represents a major move in SpotX’s global expansion. “Now is the right time to commit resources to Japan, allowing us to select the best sales, support and development talent across the market as programmatic video starts to take off,” says Shehan.

“While Japan is the third largest media market in the world, its unique makeup sees an entrenched media sales ecosystem in place. But the pressure of digital has set the wheels of innovation in motion, pushing media sales and targeting automation practices into the spotlight.

“SpotX’s entry into the market provides media companies the tools for maximizing video revenue across desktop, mobile and connected TV, while giving them the control, transparency and insights needed to maximize revenues.”

SpotX is already trusted by a multitude of widely known publishers in the JAPAC market, including BHD Vietnam, Kompass, Liputan6 and Anypoint Media. The RTL Group-backed company also recently announced its partnership with Dentsu-owned CCI to power premium video inventory sales for the publishers within their network, which includes broadcasters’ original video content.

Commenting on his appointment, Harada, said, “Japanese publishers has been waiting for this type of premium video service to monetize inventory and improve yield rate. I’m confident SpotX will make a significant impact on the market in Japan, and along with my dedicated team, look forward to helping push the the video ad industry forward in the Japanese market.”

With its global headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USA, SpotX has rapidly grown, establishing offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Hamburg, Belfast, and Singapore.

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SpotX: Karen Tan, ktan@spotx.tv, +65 9106 6663

About SpotX
SpotX is a video ad serving platform providing media owners with monetization tools for desktop, mobile and connected devices. The platform features modern ad serving and programmatic infrastructure, and other monetization tools, like solutions for OTT and outstream video ad units. SpotX gives publishers the control, transparency and actionable insights needed to understand buyer behavior, manage access and pricing, and maximize revenue. The company is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and has offices in New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Hamburg, Belfast, and Singapore. In July 2014, RTL Group, a leader across broadcast, content and digital, acquired a 65% stake in SpotX. For updates, follow SpotX on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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