Targeted ads come to TF1 too (only on PC for now)

13 Feb, 2013

On the heels of the news that Sky will start offering targeted ads on its time-shifted video on demand catalogue, TF1 announces that it will be the “first” to offer targeted advertising on its video-on-demand offering.

TF1 signed a deal with Weborama, which specialises in audience segmentation, to match viewer’s profiles to advertising. Advertisers will be able to choose from 10 classes of consumers to target, says Weborama in a press release:

  • Families (with kids)
  • Mothers (women with children)
  • Beauty addicts (wellness and beauty)
  • Fashionistas
  • Men interested in style & beauty
  • High revenue consumers
  • Hi-tech addicts
  • Gamers
  • Cooking fans
  • Auto fans

Every segment will have between 1 and 4 million consumers. With targeted advertising, the networks hope to increase their margin – per thousand viewers, an ad that uses data enriched targeting costs about 20 % more than non-targeted ads, reports Les Echos.

The system is still embryonic. It’s limited to viewers who watch time-shifted, on demand shows on their PC. But in the near future, TF1 hopes to roll out the system on tablets, mobile and smart TV.


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