SendtoNews saw 120% growth in video viewership see more
This May, US Comscore All Devices Viewership report saw SendtoNews reach record highs in Videos Viewed, surpassing the one billion mark.
SendtoNews publishers delivered content to over 47,444,000 unique viewers, totaling 1,041,295,000 video views across the United States for May 2020. This puts STN at #13 and #21 in video views and unique viewers, respectively. STN remains #1 in the sports category for desktop viewership in both metrics.
SendtoNews saw 120% growth in video viewership from May 2019. This was thanks in part to initiatives like STN’s “Reliving Sports” smart video player, which gave publishers an easy way to deliver official sports content from leagues like MLB, NBA, NFL, PGA Tour and more to their users during a lull in regular season play. This milestone reflects the trust our partners have in SendtoNews to deliver the best in digital video content, technology and monetization opportunities to local audiences at nationwide scale.
SendtoNews owns and operates the leading digital video distribution platform in North America, supplying more than 1800 digital publishers with revenue, premium content and advanced video player technology. SendtoNews is the video distribution platform for over 100 content creators, including the NFL, Associated Press, MLB, Bloomberg, Rolling Stone, NBA, PGA Tour, Variety, NHL and MLS, complementing their efforts to grow and engage their digital audience while providing additional revenue opportunities for their advertisers and sponsors.
SendtoNews’ video platform and AI-powered Smart Match player has become an indispensable resource in content, technology and monetization to publishers across North America, making SendtoNews a key partner to industry leaders like Hearst, Gannett, Tribune, McClatchy, USA Today and thousands of other newspaper.coms, broadcast.coms, radio.coms and native digital sites.
Premium Video from SendtoNews has helped digital publishers deliver in a challenging time see more
Publishers like Hearst, Tribune, New York Post and TribLIVE have found a new way to engage users and drive revenue during a turbulent time. By partnering with SendtoNews to supply their readers with premium, engaging and revenue generating video content, publishers have seen an over 1000% increase in revenue from SendtoNews in certain cases, while at the same time enhancing workflow and cost savings.
As audiences are spending more time online, SendtoNews has enabled publishers to not only keep their users engaged longer but generate more revenue by delivering video cost free from premium providers like the Associated Press, Bloomberg, MLB, Rolling Stone, Conde Nast, Variety, the NFL and over 100 others. Combined with the publisher’s article editorial, the SendtoNews video platform delivers a contextually relevant experience for their readers alongside increased monetization from video advertising sold by STN. The resulting revenue is shared with the publisher.
SendtoNews is a lifeline to publishers looking for a turnkey digital video platform of content, technology and monetization. Publishers who have leveraged the entirety of the STN platform have yielded tremendous results in terms of engagement, revenue and cost savings. Year over year numbers show increases in revenue of over 1000% and over 20x growth in video viewership from SendtoNews.
Pittsburgh’s TribLIVE, who saw a year over year increase of 215% in revenue and 202% in video impressions from SendtoNews, are thrilled with the platform’s performance.
“It’s never been more important to get accurate and up-to-date information to our audiences,” said Jennifer Bertetto, president and CEO of Trib Total Media, TribLIVE’s parent company. “The Trib has been very pleased with the audience and revenue that our partnership with SendtoNews has brought, and the Smart Match technology has allowed us to target the information our readers are seeking. With its turnkey video platform, SendtoNews has transformed our ability to provide site-wide, contextually relevant video, making SendtoNews one of our most valued partners.”
SendtoNews’ goal has always been to deliver real solutions to help publishers improve their workflow with digital video while maintaining editorial integrity and enhancing user experience. The workflow enhancements have come in the form of an AI powered video player, which matches a publisher's written editorial with the video content in the STN library of over 600,000 videos. Another solution that has helped publishers deliver relevant and up-to-date video to their users is a player dedicated to COVID-19 Coverage, which automatically refreshes with the latest news every 20 minutes, delivering clips from STN’s 5000+ daily videos. The player sees up to 10 million video plays per day, as publishers are eager to ensure their audience stays updated and informed.
“We want publishers to be able to offer the most current and relevant video content on their site to help their audience through turbulent times both to inform and to entertain,” says SendtoNews CEO Matthew Watson. “We constantly strive to find ways to ensure that their users remain informed and engaged, while providing an enhanced source of revenue that is needed in the industry – now more than ever”.
One example is SendtoNews’ “Reliving Sports” initiative. SendtoNews worked with their league content partners like MLB, the NBA, NFL and PGA Tour to receive “Best Of” packages that include hundreds of pieces of video content, including the Washington Nationals 2019 World Series Run, Highlights of Michael Jordan's Career, the Top All-Time NFL Rookie Performances and much more. The content supplied to publishers lets them engage their audiences when league play is on hold, while offering an attractive destination for brands looking to allocate ad dollars previously earmarked for sports. Several Fortune 100 brands have already leveraged this content for their previously paused sports ad spend, and are now reaching local audiences in contextually relevant environments with a thirst for these videos.
“SendtoNews’ Reliving Sports initiative is an amazing opportunity for any advertiser looking to reach audiences in trusted and brand friendly environments.” Says Craig Sloan, EVP of Home Team Sports. “It provides a premium avenue for brands looking to capture the excitement, passion and emotional connection fans have to these memories while league play is on hold.”
SendtoNews’ initiatives in publisher-focused digital video content, technology and monetization solutions have yielded record viewership for the company and their publishers. In the recent release of March’s US Comscore rankings, SendtoNews ranked 9th out of the top 100 digital video properties with nearly 600 Million views on desktop alone.
SendtoNews nominated for Product of the Year and Technology Company of the Year see more
SendtoNews nominated for Product of the Year and Technology Company of the Year
SendtoNews (STN) has been selected as a double finalist in the 19th Annual VIATEC Awards for Technology Company of the Year and Product of the Year. The awards celebrate the achievements of technology companies responsible for making Greater Victoria the fastest growing technology region in BC, as well as the leaders, creators and innovators that have driven the local tech sector to $4.06 billion in annual sales and $5.22 billion in economic impact.
SendtoNews was selected as a finalist for the Technology Company of the Year Award (11-29 employees) for the company’s continued growth. This past year has seen huge advancements in both SendtoNews’ technology and partnerships with the company overtaking ESPN to be the #1 sports video platform in the Comscore desktop rankings in the USA, extending partnerships with MLB, NFL and PGA Tour, and adding partnerships with Major League Soccer and NASCAR, and launching the company’s first live stream at THE PLAYERS Championship in coordination with the PGA TOUR and Tribune Publishing.
“It’s been a truly amazing year for SendtoNews thanks to the efforts of our staff and our partners,” said Matthew Watson, CEO of SendtoNews. “The innovative and driven Victoria tech community continues to create value for the province and beyond, and it’s an honor to be recognized once again for our team’s contribution.”
SendtoNews was also selected as a finalist for Product of the Year for its innovative video distribution platform and AI-powered Smart Match video player technology (STN Smart Match). SendtoNews provides publishers with an incomparable three-sided platform that combines content, technology, and monetization at no cost, giving publishers the opportunity to take advantage of a growing video advertising market without needing to invest any resources. SendtoNews’ video platform has continually proven to increase engagement generating more impressions/views, longer time spent on page, more social shares, and more page views which in turn drives additional revenue for publishers.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Gala on June 14th at the Royal Theatre. To learn more about SendtoNews’ video distribution platform, please visit www.sendtonews.com