CTV/OTT Advertising: Why It’s a ‘Must-Have’ Strategy

CTV/OTT Advertising: Why It’s a ‘Must-Have’ Strategy

Great news: CTV/OTT advertising is the latest addition to the Bidtellect toolkit. With Bidtellect’s CTV/OTT solution, brands will be able to connect with audiences where they are already consuming content and expands their reach beyond linear TV. Why CTV/OTT with Bidtellect? ctv vs ott Access CTV/OTT Advertising with Bidtellect DSP OTT and CTV advertising is required video ads

Better yet: advertisers can maximize the same performance bidding and optimization technology they are accustomed to with Bidtellect.

So what is CTV? OTT? What is the difference between CTV vs. OTT? And why does it matter to advertising strategy? We break it down.


There will be more than 55 million cord-cutters by 2022


Millions more have avoided paying for traditional cable TV

Subscriptions vs. People

Right now the US has more video-on-demand subscriptions than people

340 million

There are more than 340 million subscribers for over-the-top (OTT) services

The New Must-Have: CTV/OTT Audiences Are Growing

Today, CTV/OTT advertising is an all but required component of a successful media strategy. Studies have proven most purchasing decisions are made at the household level, meaning the key to creating long-term customer connections is to deliver meaningful messaging to the members of the household. With Smart TV sales at record highs and linear TV audiences diminishing, CTV/OTT is the most engaging and cost-effective way to reach them.

CTV/OTT advertising is no longer a “nice to have” piece of a media strategy. It’s required.


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140 Million AVOD

US users watching ad-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) will surpass 140 million in 2022, up 8.6% YoY.

2/3 of US Population

⅔ of the US population is projected to watch CTV content in 2022.

33.1% Increase in Ad Revenues

eMarketer projects a 33.1% increase in CTV ad revenues for 2022, to $18.89 billion.

10% of All Ad Spend

By 2026, CTV ad spending will account for more than 10% of all digital ad spending, having more than doubled to $38.83 billion.

What’s the Difference? CTV vs. OTT

One of the primary differences between OTT and CTV advertising is that OTT ads are typically served in the form of video ads within accessed video content. In contrast, CTV ads are usually served alongside apps that are installed on CTV devices or the device’s homepage itself. As a newer medium, advanced TV presents an evolving variety of monetization opportunities for advertisers willing to keep up.


CTV is an internet-connected device a customer uses to watch TV/video content online.


OTT is the delivery mechanism for TV/video content online, usually through streaming or video on demand (VOD) in addition to, or “over the top of,” traditional network providers.

Why CTV/OTT with Bidtellect?

Bidtellect’s new CTV/OTT solution will connect brands with audiences where they are already consuming content and expands brands’ reach beyond linear TV.

  • Streamline the planning, trading and execution with Bidtellect’s world-class support.
  • Power of Context: leverage Bidtellect’s industry-leading context-driven technology and metadata coverage across the entire supply ecosystem.
  • Access to the largest CTV/OTT enabled SSPs and premium publishers.

Users will be able to leverage Bidtellect’s unique and unmatched performance bidding and optimization technology to seamlessly incorporate CTV/OTT into their media buying strategy.

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“The way people access entertainment continues to evolve. In a sea of streaming choices, consumers want a knowledgeable voice to be a directional guide. Consumers are receptive – and expecting of – targeting and recommendations.”

Lon Otremba, CEO

Access CTV/OTT Advertising Directly Through Bidtellect’s DSP

Clients will be able to activate CTV/OTT directly through Bidtellect’s DSP through all service models, with the ability to optimize and target premium content categories across multiple goals and bid types. Bidtellect’s capabilities like budget fluidity, pacing, bid shading, creative flighting and more for maximum campaign ROI.


• Location
• Language
• Ad Type
• Inventory Quality


• Completion Rate
• Supply Tier

Bid Types

• Max CPM
• Dynamic CPM
• Flat CPM

Additional Capabilities

• Campaign Flighting
• Daily Caps
• Bid Shading
• Creative Flighting
• Budget Fluidity
• Pacing Preference
• Delivery vs performance

Fraud Protection

With our partnership with HUMAN, all Bidtellect inventory is frequently scanned, and the majority of invalid traffic is blocked

Round Out Your Video Strategy With Bidtellect

With the combination of movement and sound, video advertisements are almost guaranteed to catch the attention of the viewers. With the right partner, video ads can provide a great return on investment. Read more about Bidtellect’s Video Solution here.

Context-Driven Video Solutions

Multiple Formats



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